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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6 brand damaging social media profile hacking incidents

Unless you have been living under a rock recently, I am sure you will be well aware of an increasing cyber security risk facing brands, organisations and public figures in today’s hyper connected world. The likes of Sony, for example, have been hounded with a series of attempted and successful hacks on the Playstation network.…

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6 uses for Bing Translate in Tweetdeck

Bing, the Microsoft owned, ever-growing search and data resource has returned its translation feature to Twitter-owned monitoring suite Tweetdeck. Originally introduced in July 2013 the service offered users a two click option to get quick and dirty translation of any none-native language tweet in any feed. The service mysteriously disappeared late 2014 only to return…

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What is the future of the social media department?

As we move through social media maturity, with some organizations already focusing on optimizing activity and performance based models, the question is – when does social media just become part of everything else? And what is the future of the social media department or even team?   Source: Dachis Group Social media touches multiple departments,…

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