Digital: the 10 facts to remember from December 2022

1. Release of ChatGPT, a chatbot that chats with you

The American company OpenAI, which specializes in artificial intelligence, has unveiled ChatGPT, a chatbot capable of answering your questions and following a real discussion. After the launch of SLAB which allows the creation of images from a text, OpenAI offers here a powerful tool, which is able to create a story alone or by following a scenario, recognize its errors, dispute information or reject illegal or inappropriate requests .

2. Google’s Helpful Content update effective in France

With this important update, Google’s goal is simple, it wants “more fairly reward pages that offer users a positive experience, as opposed to pages that do not meet user expectations. “. If theHelpful Content Update previously concerned only English content, it takes effect this time for French pages and aims for more authentic and relevant information for Internet users.

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3. Transfer of data between Europe and the USA: towards a legal framework?

The information fell this month and promises a new advance in the negotiations relating to the data transfer : the European Commission has launched the process of adopting the adequacy decision to achieve a legal framework concerning the circulation of data between the USA and Europe. In fact, if the decision is adopted in the coming weeks or even months, European entities will be able to transfer their data securely to American companies and vice versa.

4. New badges for Twitter accounts

After the relaunch of the paid subscription Twitter Bluea new badge system is born on Twitter and it concerns more companies and governments. The blue badge applies to verified accounts and can be earned by Twitter Blue followers. The gold badge is for official business accounts through Twitter Blue for Business. Finally, the gray badge integrates government and multilateral accounts.

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5. iOS 16.2 update is available on iPhone

More than a month later the release of iOS 16.1Apple has rolled out the update toiOS 16.2. This new version includes new features for Iphone users, such as the integration of Apple’s new collaborative application: Freeformthe possibility of singing alone, in duet or in choir with Apple Music Songsending emergency SOS or customizing the mode Always On to protect user privacy.

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6. Microsoft Teams launches Communities

A month later WhatsAppMicrosoft’s turn to launch its Communities on Teams ! This new collaborative feature allows users to communicate, share documents and work on different projects remotely with several people at the same time. It is deployed on the free version of messaging, and is accessible on iOS and Android applications.

7. Notes land on Instagram

Ratings, this is the name of the new Instagram feature launched by Meta, which offers you the possibility of leaving short messages of 60 characters to your loved ones or your followers. Through this launch, the social network wishes above all that these Notes, where you can add emojis, create more interactions and spontaneous messages between users.

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8. The CNIL imposes a record fine on Microsoft

The CNIL does not compromise with the Data Protection Act. Proof is, record fine 60 million euros imposed on Microsoft due to proven GDPR breaches on the Bing search engine. In question: the deposit of cookies not consented upstream by visitors and the complexity of refusing tracking for Internet users.

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9. C++ computer language surpasses JAVA for the first time

The TIOBE index, which highlights the most searched computer languages ​​online, released its ranking for this month of December. If Python once again remains the leader, the C++ language for its part joins the top three and relegates the JAVA language to 4th position. This is the first time, since 2011, that JAVA is not part of this top 3. The programming languages ​​competing for the title of language of the year are therefore: Python, C and C++.

10. Competitors, posts, audience: new statistics available on LinkedIn

LinkedIn announced the arrival of new statistics. First, users with a creator profile activated will now be able to refine their content strategy thanks to insights on their audience and access to new demographic data. Not insignificant novelty: it is also possible to identify the most efficient publications. The professional network has also updated its dashboard ofcompetition analysis : from now on, you will be able to follow the growth of your competitors’ subscribers, their trending content and observe their latest posts as well as their engagement rate.

Bonus: Snapchat’s priorities for 2023

This month, we interviewed Grégory Gazagne, general manager of Snapchat in France, to take stock of the application, which affects 94% of 15-24 year olds. Among other things, he shared with us Snapchat’s priorities for 2023, namely:

  • continue to grow the Snapchat community,
  • provide a secure environment,
  • increase income in France,
  • focus more on augmented reality.

What sets us apart: transparency and the desire to share revenues with creators.

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Digital: the 10 facts to remember from December 2022

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