Google Plus – where is the value?

After casting my eye on the infographic below there was one particular statement that caught my attention… Google+ pages appear in search results for 30% of brand terms searches for  brands with G+ pages (up 5% from Feb 2012) In a bid to do some quick and dirty bit of research into this theory, I…

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Has social media given us a more powerful voice?

Since the introduction of social media, resolving disputes through face to face interaction seems to have become a thing of the past. There appears to be a popular trend in taking to various social platforms to vent frustration towards the situations or people we encounter in everyday life.  From that annoying person sitting next to…

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All change for brands on Facebook

When Facebook changed all brand pages over to the new timeline design last March, it heralded a new era for companies on the site. Cover photos, milestones and featured images were in, allowing brands to showcase what they do in a creative way that never previously existed on Facebook. Fast-forward a year and everyone has…

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Pinterest pins hopes on a more profitable proposition

With the ink barely dried on Facebook’s latest announcement, you could be forgiven for thinking that the social network was feeling marginally threatened by the likes of visual counterparts such as Pinterest. Facebook’s latest redesign places a clear emphasis on visual content, sending the message to brands that text-only content will no longer cut the…

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Channel 4 boldly ventures into new Social TV spaces

Channel 4 is no stranger to social TV. The broadcaster regularly integrates their TV programmes with twitter hashtags to promote second screen viewing. Moreover, they have 4seven, a TV channel dedicated to showing the most popular TV programmes, where the content is largely dictated by how much buzz and traction shows have generated across social…

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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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Finally, a new solution for Twitter trolls

Sick, twisted, immoral – just some of the words to describe people who post derogatory and sometimes disgusting comments about sensitive topics online. The rise of social media has given these people, or “trolls” as they are known, a platform to write hateful comments towards celebrities, families who have suffered bereavements or anyone they choose,…

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