Welcome to AdFeeder’s web Wednesdays, your weekly dose of the latest news and stories that have caught our eye. From technology news to the latest vehicle releases and everything in between, we aim to bring you a quick run down of what you need to know each week.
How is it still January?! Nevertheless, the tasty automotive and tech news keeps coming thick and fast! This week we imagine our dream F1 circuits and celebrate a very special birthday!
Say hello to Facebook News!
Facebook has launched its Facebook News tab in the UK after completing deals with many of the country’s major news providers, including Sky News, the Financial Times, and The Guardian.
It comes as the tech industry’s relationship with the media comes under increased scrutiny. Now users in the US and UK have more options available to them for discovering news on Facebook.
“The product puts original journalism in front of new audiences and provides publishers with more advertising and subscription opportunities to build sustainable businesses for the future. This is the beginning of a series of international investments in news.”
De Niro and Boyega set to star in Netflix F1 movie
Hollywood legend Robert de Niro and Star Wars’ John Boyega will feature in a fictional crime movie set in the world of Formula One. The Netflix production, called The Formula, will be about an American F1 driver who becomes involved in the mafia and has to be a getaway driver in order to save his family.
The Formula will be written, produced and directed by Gerald McMurray. who wrote on Instagram: “Feels amazing to see this idea in my head finally come to life that I’m writing, directing, and producing. It’s the story of a young man from Detroit who becomes an international racing star in the world of Formula One under the tutelage of his mentor with old mob ties.”
Wikipedia celebrates its 20th birthday
Over the last two decades, the volunteer-created online encyclopedia has become one of the internet’s biggest websites. There are pages on just about anything you can dream up, and become the largest collection of open knowledge in history.
Over 280,000 people edit Wikipedia every month, and is made possible entirely by volunteers and translators from all over the world!
McLaren encourages twitter users to share #HomeGP
Ever dreamt about how an F1 circuit in your home city or town might look? McLaren came up with the genius ideas of getting users to share their drawings of their dream circuits.
Naturally, the response was nothing short of incredible, with tweets from all over the world and screenshots of their ideal circuits. We spotted Welsh user @GarethJThomas shared what looks like an awesome layout around Cardiff Bay!
Elliot is our resident tech-lover and petrolhead, who is in charge of spreading AdFeeder to the masses! Having previously worked with brands such as Porsche and BMW, Elliot specialises in content creation and social media.