Social snapshot 20.05.28

Another week, another whirlwind of social media updates – stick with us as we take you through everything you need to know:   Twitter allows users to choose who can rely to Tweets Twitter is testing a new feature that allows users to prohibit entire groups of people from replying to individual tweets. Learn more…

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Why Google+ remains important

Back in 2010 rumours began to surface that the big G was working on a new social platform. I encourage you to remember what a carefree time 2010 was. Usain Bolt was world sportsman of the year. Barack Obama still had, mostly, black hair on his head. Sophie Dahl married Jamie Cullum, remember that happy…

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Who scores highest on the Twitter buy-o-meter?

A goldrush of sorts is happening in the tech world amidst rumours that Twitter could be up for sale and the list of potential suitors for the channel is growing by the day. It’s hard to tell at this point who the serious contenders are. However, this hasn’t stopped the rumour-mill from churning out a…

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Are media companies in danger?

New services like Facebook’s Instant Articles and Snapchat’s Discover allow publishers to host and monetise content on third-party social media platforms, without the need for users to click through to their site. Media publishers are currently uploading content on social media platforms in the hope users will click back to their site, but a new…

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The social phoenix

On November 17th 2015, Google+ rose like a phoenix out of the ashes, and has been reborn…again. This is not the first time the site has been rebuilt, and at a glance it would seem not much has changed apart from a minor facelift and a few buttons in different places. But when you dig…

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Should Google buy Twitter?

  Now, there’s a question! The issue of one of three giants buying Twitter has started gaining some serious traction over the last few weeks. Those giants are, of course, Apple, Facebook and Google. Although there is a viable case for Apple to buy the flagging social network, it seems that they are still having…

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Social Video Infographic

Video killed the erm, everything star. There is no question that video is the future of content marketing and by proxy social media or that by 2017 video will account for 69% of all consumer internet traffic worldwide. As video dominates marketing strategies left right and centre it can be hard to keep up with the tools and limitations…

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Social Media Brand Workout

Here at immediate future we like to stay in shape. Whether it’s running the London Marathon or maintaining brand health, we are always on the ball. With that in mind, we put together the following Social Media Brand Workout to help you keep your brand in peak condition. Creating a recognisable identity for your product…

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Twitter versus a competitive Meerkat

“Exciting times for live video streaming” isn’t a term we expected to say this side of 2015 but the rate of new apps being introduced that are able to bridge the functionality gap, (Pan Pan, Nutshell, Hopper, Tworlds) has seen a big increase in the last few months. A gap that certain mainstream social channels simply aren’t fulfilling. Pushing competition, design…

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