Five things worth sharing from the last week or so, brought to you by a different member of the Browser Media team every Friday.
This week’s My Five is by Matt.
1. Punny business names
A new study by Vistaprint has revealed that Spruce Springclean, a carpet cleaning shop in Cornwall, has the best small business name in Britain. Portsmouth-based locksmith Surelock Homes, and London-based wine bar Planet of the Grapes followed in second and third respectively.
Good names, sure, but they’re no match for Bristol-based kebab truck Jason Donervan, which for reasons I’ll never understand ended up way down in 18th place.
Image credit: Thomas Guest
You can check out the top 20 list over at Smallbusiness.co.uk.
2. Everyone is freaking out over Snap Maps
Snapchat has released a new location feature that allows users to track each other’s exact whereabouts in real-time. Given Snapchat’s predominantly teen user base, this has raised a lot of concerns amongst parents and carers, schools, and child safety groups.
Child safety group, Childnet International said:
“Given how specific this new feature is on Snapchat – giving your location to a precise pinpoint on a map – we would encourage users not to share their location, especially with people they don’t know in person.”
Snapchat has stressed that location sharing on Snap Map is an opt-in feature that can be switched off at any time, but given the nature of the concerns, I doubt this will do much to ease the minds of worried parents. Stay safe out there, kids.
Earlier this week at Wimbledon, this happened;
The towel, thrown into the crowd by US tennis player Jack Sock (real name) was seemingly intended for a young fan, but was snatched right out his hands by a man who clearly has an affinity for sweat-drenched towels and sad children. The internet caught wind of this, and said man and his identically dressed accomplice instantly became the most hated couple in southwest London.
If ur the bloke in the blue polo shirt and hat, you should be ashamed…… https://t.co/KlZ250NCQP
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) July 4, 2017
BUT, all ended well and the boy probably now has more towels than he can shake a tennis racket at.
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) July 4, 2017
Good on ya, tennis.
4. LEGO wins advertising again
LEGO has a reputation for turning out some of the best visual advertising around, and the brand’s latest campaign is no exception. Designed by Ogilvy Bangkok, the award winning ‘Build the future’ series shows a bunch of kids literally building their future careers from LEGO pieces.
Head over to Adweek if you want to find out more.
5. Handshake fail
And finally, Donald Trump’s failed handshake streak continues.