5 Twitter tools you should not ignore

5 Twitter tools you should not ignore

Twitter is a truly fascinating social platform. Launched merely 7 years ago the company is now valued at $24bn. Some argue this is an over-valuation (Twitter is yet to make a profit), however the numbers speak for themselves: 230+ million monthly active users 500 million Tweets are sent per day 76% of Twitter active users…

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Social media from a sociological perspective

Social media from a sociological perspective

Sociology is the study of social change, how we live our everyday lives and how we interact with other human beings. The evolution of the internet has erupted a social shift in how we interact and communicate, with offline human behaviour being replicated through popular platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Social media allows us…

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Google+ go enterprise social with closed communities

Google+ go enterprise social with closed communities

G+ yesterday launched another new platform development allowing organisations and employees to create private communities. This is a very ‘social business’ move, with G+ following in the footsteps of LinkedIn’s open and closed groups. The hope is that organisations and its employees flock to the platform to connect through discussion threads familiar to those using internal…

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How did you find that candidate

How did you find that candidate?

When you first learn there is a possible job opening, and your pipeline is not looking strong, what is your first action? Post the job to generate an influx of CVs or simply strategise and plan? “It depends on the role”, I hear you say… But I am not sure that’s the right response. When…

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Why does recruitment need social media?

As a job seeker, you tend to use who you know and what you know when looking for a new job. Comfortable with Monster and Reed websites or even looking at the local papers or Post Office? Plenty of companies are still hell bent using traditional advertising methods. I am a huge social recruiting advocate,…

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Russell Brand v Jeremy Paxman: The social media reception

Since the interview aired on BBC Newsnight less than a week ago,  social media commentary about the Brand v Paxman debate has exploded. On the official BBC Newsnight YouTube upload of the interview, there has already been 7,562,772 views: that’s a whopping 1,260,462 views per day! In the wider social media universe of Twitter, blogs and…

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