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The Digital Minute


Feb 24, 2022

If you’re looking for some good accounts to follow on TikTok - the Met Office channel is probably quite useful just now.

 

For laughs, check out Canadian star Call Me Kris who has more than 42 million followers for her sketches with a unique range of characters she all plays herself.

 

Dr Julie Smith is a British psychologist who’s gained a huge following and a lot of praise for the way she brings mental health and particularly anxiety to live with simple actionable tips, aimed at the TikTok audience.

 

There’s also content claiming to be from the frontline of the conflict in Ukraine although as with anything online and particularly in times of international conflict not everything is reliable and accurate.

 

Earlier this year TikTok did say it would put labels on video clips where it can’t verify if they’re accurate.

 

 

If you’re still sending large files via email you risk clogging up the inbox of the person you’re sending to - tools like WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Hightail and others are all designed to help and many offer excellent free features.

 

If the material you’re sending is sensitive be sure to read the small print about encryption and privacy there’s some material that probably shouldn’t be sent through consumer focussed online file sharing services.

 

 

And there’s good news for Canva users - the popular design tool now lets you import from Microsoft - so Word docs, Powerpoints and even Excel spreadsheets can all be opened within canva.