Three things I like about the new Google+ layout

It has been more than a month since Google+ announced its new design, so I thought it is a good moment to reflect on how the changes have affected the way I use the platform. If I am being honest, they really haven’t. Despite the way G+ neatly integrates my Gmail contacts into the social…

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Meet the new Google Maps…

Google Maps has been re-released with a completely new look – and I have to say it looks amazing. The new Google Maps seamlessly incorporates Google Earth and Street View – allowing users to take a peek at anything from how Earth looks in space to clouds moving in real time across the sky, or…

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The real deal: Facebook verifies accounts!

Following in the footsteps of Twitter, Pinterest and Google+, Facebook announced yesterday that it would be launching verified accounts for an elite group of prominent brands and public figures. Social Media accounts are rife with duplicate accounts and Facebook has notoriously had difficulties with the volume of fake accounts on the platform. For example, when searching…

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Live Brand Social: 10 tweetable stats

The retweet is a popular feature of Twitter. Research shows that, as a result of combining live event marketing with social, 54% will post to Twitter, however, the creation of original content is far outweighted on Twitter, by the ease of sharing via retweets. 36% will share a tweet and 34% will share a link.…

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CEOs and corporate authenticity on social media

Social media continues to revolutionise corporate culture. It opens up new avenues of communication, breaks down barriers between employers, employees and the public, and provides new opportunities for brands to put a human face to their image. CEOs are no exception to this quiet revolution. Customers want to see that even the big bosses are…

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LinkedIn: The best recruitment agency there is?

LinkedIn has a reputation as a place where professionals go to find a job. With an array of new features like LinkedIn Today for breaking news, LinkedIn Groups for discussions and LinkedIn Company Pages introducing a Facebook-esque feel to proceedings, some might argue that its reputation has subsided over time. But that’s not the case.…

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New York Knicks launch Instagram microsite

  Instagram has become increasingly popular over the last year, with many sports teams such as the New York Rangers really using the social photo sharing network to promote and connect with fans during the NHL playoffs. It’s now the New York Knicks’ turn to impress, as they recently launched Knickstagram.com, an Instagram specific microsite…

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Implications of Associated Press Twitter hack

The Twitterverse has witnessed yet another case of Twitter hack. This time the victim is the Associated Press, with hackers tweeting about an attack to the White House and Barack Obama being injured! It took 5 minutes for the post to be retweeted over 4,000 times and favourited by over 250 people (hopefully, realising it…

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Choose a colour to find out where you fit into social media laws

  Have you noticed how blue the colour scheme on most social media platforms is? Apparently it is a very trustworthy colour, subconsciously symbolising intelligence, wisdom and stability. Users can also be quite colourful, not only the content that they are sharing but the shades that their complexion goes through when something goes wrong! Neutral…

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