Graeme McMillan

Graeme McMillan

Former Digital Trends Contributor
A transplant from the west coast of Scotland to the west coast of America, Graeme is a freelance writer with a taste for pop culture and technological trends. In addition to Digital Trends, you can find his work on and
Social Media

Shell social media protests not exactly all they seem to be

If you've received one of the many links to the protest slogans on Shell's Arctic Ready social media contest to suggest a new ad campaign, here's a spoiler for you (literally): It's all a big joke.

50 Shades of Grey breaks new ground… in successful digital parodies

It's not just 50 Shades of Grey itself that's benefited from the buzz around the series of former Twilight fanfiction books; parodies of the series are making their way up digital sales charts.

iPad newspaper The Daily faces uncertain future

Launched just over a year ago, News Corp's The Daily iPad newspaper was called the future of news journalism. Now, however, it faces the possibility of cancellation as its parent company splits in two.

AMC to stream ‘Breaking Bad’ online so that Dish Network subscribers won’t miss out

AMC and related channels have been missing from Dish Network since July 1 as part of a conflict over how much the cable carrier should pay for AMC content. In order to win over viewers to its side, AMC is making the new season of "Breaking…
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Twitter ads going old school…?

Twitter is reportedly testing a system that will allow the platform to more closely resemble traditional targeted marketing for brands and corporations. Is this necessarily the direction promoted tweets should be moving in?
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Kickstarter is one of the largest comic publishers in America

Marvel and DC, your days are numbered: Crowdfunding site Kickstarter has become one of the top 5 comic book publishers in America according to Publishers Weekly, and it's not even a publisher.

Viacom pulls web access to shows as part of struggle with DirecTV

Viacom has removed access to full streaming episodes of hit shows from the Internet in an attempt to increase pressure on DirecTV in the current struggle between the two companies.
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Want to appear on HuffPo? Get your audition tapes ready

The Huffington Post is preparing to launch a new streaming video service that'll summarize the most exciting parts of the existing HuffPo empire and serve it up with a smile... but it needs your help in order to make it happen.

Nerdist Industries sold to movie studio

Nerdist Industries, the geek-entric digital presence founded by comedian Chris Hardwick, has been purchased for an undisclosed amount by Legendary Entertainment, the company behind Christopher Nolan's Batman movies. Synergy ahoy.
Social Media

Twitter, Facebook are bad for your self-esteem, survey finds

Is social media bad for you? A new British study strongly suggests that the answer is yes, with more than half of those contacted reporting that social networking has adversely affected their behavior.

Has digital music killed the album?

Overall album sales are down in both the United Kingdom and the United States, despite rises in digital sales across the board. What is going on - and should the music industry prepare for the worst?

How big is Reddit? Very, very big indeed…

For those wondering whether Reddit was, as those in the know like to say, "all that" when it comes to Internet traffic, a new dump of site stats reveals the answer. In short: Yes. Yes, it really is.