Friday, June 26, 2015
Welcome! This week our roundup of interesting and noteworthy publishing industry stories covers publishers gearing up to post content directly to Facebook's Instant Articles, Instagram's push to compete with Twitter, a new Quartz tool for sharing and creating charts, a Forrester study on app usage, and more.
Facebook Instant Articles will soon open its doors for business, with publishers set to post more than 30 stories a day. While concerns persist about the direct-to-social model, media outlets see it as an opportunity to expand their reach, improve load times for mobile readers, and increase ad revenue.

Instagram's Explore launched, a feature offering millions of photos and videos that put users "in the middle of current events," a Times report said, adding that the platform has also improved search functions. The effort squarely targets Twitter's dominance in live event reporting.

Quartz debuted Atlas, a platform that lets readers share and create charts, as well as embed or download versions of chart image files and datasets. The idea is to expand the reach of its visualization tools and charts beyond its site, across all platforms.

Most app usage revolves around just five non-native apps, a recent Forrester study found. While those apps vary by individual, communication and social apps account for the most usage, with Facebook and Google leading the pack.
Infographic of the Week
Our Infographic Pick of the Week takes a fascinating look at how Facebook deals with the dark side of social media, from the massive number of moderators it employs worldwide to the content that gets moderated to its reporting process.

ICYMI: Adobe InDesign CC 2015 Is Here! Check out our blog for all the essentials on new features and updates in this latest release.

This week's InDesign CC Tip highlights an update that lets you add color themes directly to Creative Cloud Libraries so you can share those colors with others or use them in other Adobe apps.

Note: This Week in Publishing will be on hiatus next week in observance of the July 4th holiday. We'll be back on Friday, July 10. Enjoy, everyone!
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