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By
Parker

31
January
2013
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  • Social Media

For many, today merely marks the end of what seems like the longest, coldest, wettest month ever. But to a significant number, concentration is AWOL and Twitter has gone into meltdown. Why? Because for the millions of football fans across the country, January 31st is, unmistakably, Transfer Deadline Day. In years gone by, football fans’ […]


By
Corinne

24
January
2013
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  • Social Media

My you’re looking ruggedly handsome / winsomely beautiful today! Did you know that your opinions about that TV show you love are so valuable that we’d like to talk about them on our Facebook page? We also think your latest Tweet was highly amusing and that Instagram you just posted was mind-bendingly awesome. Without being […]


By
Parker

20
November
2012
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  • Social Media
  • Facebook

So, Mr Romney didn’t win the US presidential election this year, but at least he had a good group of friends to help him get over his very public defeat…or perhaps not. As it so happens, in the three days following Romney’s defeat to Barack Obama, a whopping 50,000+ Facebook “friends” went on to “unlike” […]


By
Eleanor

10
August
2012
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  • Social Media
  • Twitter

Why conduct a Twinterview? Working on the premise that social media starts with giving people things they like, Twinterviews tick every ‘like’ box we could think of. They deliver exclusive information. They are new enough to be exciting as a format in themselves. Unlike normal interviews, they pose challenges to the twinterviewee of brevity (140 […]


By
Parker

20
March
2012
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  • Social Media

In a world full of Facebooks, Twitters, YouTubes and MySpaces, it is surely impossible for us to squeeze anything else into our jam packed, internet-led lives. Or is it? Pinterest hasn’t yet celebrated its second birthday, but it is already driving more traffic than Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn combined. Most users are in the US, […]


By
Jamie

08
September
2011
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  • Social Media

We have all heard about how social media is an incredibly powerful tool that has revolutionised the way companies market their products, with the ability to target campaigns at specific customers based on quantitative research and analysis, as well as individual desires. But you all knew that already didn’t you? Well, it seems that there […]


By
Kris

11
March
2011
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  • Social Media

News came from Britain’s police inspection body last week that police forces must adapt to protestors who use Twitter and Facebook to organise demonstrations at short notice. The report came a week after the Egyptian government chose to shut down the internet for 7 days in a bid to prevent protesters from organising themselves on […]


By
atom42

17
February
2011
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  • Social Media

Facebook has added yet another dimension to its social offering with the introduction of Facebook Deals in the U.K. The model, a clear imitation of the Foursquare concept, is a location-based service which encourages users to check into places or businesses such as shops, restaurants and bars, often offering discounts for those who do. Every […]


By
atom42

21
October
2010
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  • Social Media

With the recent release of Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Social Network’, Facebook has been catapulted even further into the limelight. But being the hottest thing on the web is not all that straightforward and, as Spiderman says, ‘with great power comes great responsibility’. Now Facebook’s popularity is leading to increased scrutiny over how the site treats […]


By
atom42

29
September
2010
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  • Social Media

With the advent of New Twitter, or ‘#newtwitter’ as it is referred to on the site by users, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at where Twitter has come from and how it has changed over time. What is New Twitter? New Twitter comprises a change in the Twitter interface which […]