Hashtags come to Facebook

Facebook is considering introducing the hashtag functionality to their social media site. This latest update will allow users to index conversations around a particular topic. Facebook have not yet set a release date, however it has been speculated that they are working on this new update as we speak. Is this a natural evolution from…

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Why the Condescending Corporate Brand Page is a marketer’s friend

If you work in marketing and your path has crossed with social media, there’s a fair chance you will have come across the Condescending Corporate Brand Page. The self-styled pastiche of social media marketing scours branded Facebook pages for the ill-timed, the awkward, the irrelevant and the faintly embarrassing, repurposing offending posts with a fresh…

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Shetland Pony ad goes viral on social media

Three’s relatively simple but innovative advert of a dancing pony, which hit our screens just over a week ago has rapidly gone viral on social media. The mobile provider has certainly succeeded in producing a viral marketing campaign with current YouTube hits reaching an incredible total of 4,734,872. In such a short space of time,…

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Social Policing

We regularly hear about how sharing information online can make us vulnerable to online identity theft among other crimes. With an estimated one-seventh of the world’s population on Facebook, we are continuously sharing our personal details online and making ourselves more susceptible to criminals. According to this article by Jane Susskind in the U.K, criminal activity linked…

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Forget Facebook, it’s all about LinkedIn

For companies using social media, Facebook is no longer the “in” platform. LinkedIn has stolen Facebook’s crown and run away with it. According to research from the University of Massachusetts, more than 8 in 10 companies have a presence on LinkedIn (up from 73% in 2011). The increase in companies using LinkedIn has a direct…

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