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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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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Your Weekly Social Media Snapshot

4 detailed insights from a social media mock employment tribunal Last week we teamed up with the legal firm Colman Coyle and presented the first social media mock employment tribunal. The fictional Tribunal was a great opportunity to gain an insight into how the law views social media. It was both fun and informative, with…

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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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