Your Weekly Social Media Snapshot

Facebook after death An article was released this week, regarding the heartbreaking wish to allow parents access to their deceased children’s Facebook accounts. Should we allow family members access without knowing the account users wishes? Or something that shouldn’t even be questioned? It’s difficult to say, but it looks like some parents aren’t going down…

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Forget Facebook, it’s all about LinkedIn

For companies using social media, Facebook is no longer the “in” platform. LinkedIn has stolen Facebook’s crown and run away with it. According to research from the University of Massachusetts, more than 8 in 10 companies have a presence on LinkedIn (up from 73% in 2011). The increase in companies using LinkedIn has a direct…

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Social networks being used to out the Bulger murderers

Social media networks, in particular Twitter, have been under the limelight in the past week due to an outbreak of pictures claiming to identify the two killers of James Bulger, who was murdered 20 years ago. UK police have ordered social network users to stop outing the released murderers. Before the intervention, the picture had…

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The John F Kennedy approach to content strategy

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country” Kennedy’s inauguration speech was as relevant to the American people in 1961 as it is to the content marketer in 2013. Why? Substitute the word ‘country’ with ‘audience’ and you’ll see. Because a successful content strategy isn’t self-centric.…

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The Anatomy of a Crisis Part One: Storm in a Twittercup

Listening to the recent Webinar: How to effectively manage a social media crisis it struck me how readily the term “crisis” is applied to just about anything that can negatively impact a brand on social media. From Twitter hackings to disgruntled employees hijacking a company Twitter, everything is labelled a crisis. However, a real social…

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Who needs a crystal ball when you have social media?

Social media is becoming an ever growing part of culture, because it’s an instant way of viewing news and public opinion. Data miners are constantly looking at ways to use this information to turn social networks into digital crystal balls. So can trends predict things such as awards for example the Oscars? Yesterday evening saw…

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Your Weekly Social Media Snapshot

The battle of the soap operas in social This week, we took a look at how the battle of the soap operas can be witnessed online in the social space, with many of us now ‘Tweeting’ and ‘Facebooking’ whilst snuggled up on the sofa watching our favourite soaps. Eastenders is the champion, leading the way…

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