The British Army’s 77th ‘Social Media’ Brigade

As announced last month the British military have launched the 77th brigade, put in place to directly combat extremist propaganda and the digital plight of Jihadist recruitment and radicalisation on social media. The move follows similar action launched by the French and USA in moves to counter the ‘target audiences of families, friends and young people at risk of radicalisation’.  Messages on the French language Facebook…

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Is Twitter going through an identity crisis?

Over the past few days, a number of announcements have come out of Twitter HQ about new features – both for users and marketers. The option to privately message more than one user at once has been a glaring omission from Twitter for years. But with the announcement yesterday that it will be rolling out…

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Facebook’s global book club causing a stir in book sales

According to several news sources, including TechCrunch, Mark Zuckerberg is being touted as the Oprah of the millennial generation, as he follows in her footsteps in creating his very own online book club, “A Year of Books”. Zuckerberg invites members to read alongside him as he offers fortnightly reading recommendations as part of his New Year’s…

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Facebook to roll out call to action buttons for Pages in 2015

It has been a very busy year for Facebook, from the re-launch of Facebook Atlas; which has opened up up new opportunities for re-marketing without cookies and linking online ad engagement to offline purchases; to Facebook’s rooms, a new way to discover and explore interests with like-minded individuals. It’s clear that the platform is evolving…

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Is it a yay or nay for the Facebook “Dislike” button?

You’re scrolling through your newsfeed when a friend shares some unfortunate news, and naturally you want to express your sympathy. Do you click “Like”? It just doesn’t seem appropriate! So how about “Dislike”? It’s a question Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has recently been mulling over. The suggested addition of the “Dislike” button has been an…

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Facebook updates its privacy policy, but who really benefits?

Last week, Facebook updated its privacy policy alongside the terms and conditions, with the intention of making them more appealing and comprehensible to users. By launching a new Privacy Basics microsite alongside the changes, it is, on the surface at least, handing more control back to the user. Privacy Basics uses far simpler language, bold…

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Nestle’s #lastrolo campaign – a missed opportunity?

Nestle relaunched the Rolo online brand earlier in October with the classic strapline ‘Do you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo?’ via a series of five videos, and the immediate reaction has been largely positive. They’ve racked up over 180,000 views on YouTube in just over two weeks, which is testament to…

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