Your Weekly Social Media Snapshot

Surprising correlation between LinkedIn endorsements and recommendations It has been half a year since LinkedIn introduced their endorsement feature, allowing users to endorse their colleagues and business partners for their skills and expertise with great ease. A couple of weeks ago LinkedIn announced that since last September more than a billion endorsements have been made. Surprisingly, LinkedIn…

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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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Your Weekly Social Media Snapshot

 Shetland Pony ad goes viral Over the last few weeks we have seen Three’s simple, but innovative, advert of a dancing pony hit our screens and go viral on social media.  The mobile provider currently has over 5,000,000 YouTube hits! In a short space of time the advert has received over 200,000 shares on Facebook…

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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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