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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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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