Finger Lickin’ WHAT?! Weekly roundup

Ammo Somal

Ammo Somal

Ammo is an engaging writer, researcher, and communicator, with a penchant for humor. Back in the UK, he worked in communications and creative for everything from insurance companies to video game festivals. Ammo’s skills as a content/multimedia coordinator have been honed through creating and managing content and planning multiple editorial ventures.

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📰 In the news

It’s F*nger L*ckin’ good!

🍗 When KFC reopened post-lockdown in the UK, ads of satisfied customers licking their fingers sparked backlash over hygiene concerns and inappropriate timing. In a tongue-in-cheek response that proves they’re no chicken, they’ve outwardly censored the phrase in their latest efforts. 

“But what is it that you actually do?

😤 If you’re sick of having to explain your “complicated” product or service, you’re probably focusing on the wrong thing! Luckily for you, we’ve got the perfect guide (with examples) on how to successfully market your complicated… uh, “thing.”

Cleaning up Reddit

❤️️ Earlier in the year, security admins released a report on their content policies with a promise to do something about the sharp increase of hate on the platform. Now they’ve released a response that shows how they’ve managed to curb harmful content, accounts, and subreddits.

📊 Poll of the week

📚 What we’re reading

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch

🌐 Whether you love it or hate it, internet speak is changing the English language forever. In this incredible book (I’m a linguistics nerd — sue me), actual linguist Gretchen McCulloch breaks down how this is happening and why you need to get on board instead of being a grumpy grammar grandma.

🤔 Thought of the week

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