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But first, let me take a selfie

Selfies dominate visual social media, with Piper Jaffrey recently announcing that Instagram, the selfie hub, has now surpassed Facebook and Twitter to be the top social network among teens we can see the 2013 selfie total of 35 million getting higher and higher! In order to create selfies that would make even a Kardashian jealous,…

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Becoming picture perfect

There is no doubt about it, we are taking more pictures than ever. It has got to the point that Facebook has a quarter of a trillion photos, 14.58 million photos uploaded an hour and 4,000 a second–  and just think about all those photos that don’t make the Facebook cut!  We can now use…

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Food for thought!

Food for thought!

If you read my last blog post then you would have seen that I came to the conclusion that it is next to impossible to predict the future of social media. This has got me thinking about the aspects of social media that we take for granted, everyday things that people do on social media…

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Mirror Mirror on the wall…

Mirror, Mirror on the wall…

…who is the fairest of them all? That’s the answer that celebrities are trying to discover in the new craze that is sweeping through Hollywood. Celebs love a ‘selfie’. And a ‘belfie’ [whatever that is]. But what they love more is themselves. That’s why the new ‘Twitter Mirrors’ being installed at events such as the…

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Telling your Christmas story

Telling your Christmas story

I don’t know if it is just me, but Christmas feels like it is FAST approaching. Excitement has been building since November and we are in full flow now. Christmas songs have been released, trees are up and some of us have already been social shopping. Once all your Christmas admin is done and dusted…

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5 facts about micro-videos you must know!

© Vine. Logo. © Instagram. Logo. As we know Vine and Instagram videos have been a great success and added something extra to the social media armoury. There is a lot said about Vine and Instagram but what are the most important figures that we, brands and businesses, should take notice off? Between June 19 – July…

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3 Ways that B2B companies can maximise Instagram

As you may know, visual content is key for brands looking to find success on social media. The rise of visual content has coincided with the rise of popular platforms like Instagram, to take advantage of the power of photos. Over 150 million users, an estimated 5 million photos uploaded per day and well over…

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Employer branding, part one: Instagram

If you want to create a following for your company of the most engaged community, get on Instagram. I understand the fear, posting pictures is for kids, what if I don’t know what pictures to put up, does it make my company look like they are having fun and not working? Forget all your objections…

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The curious case of the LinkedIn hashtag

    Ever since Chris Messina introduced the system of hashtagging to mircoblogging site Twitter in 2007 its popularity has grown to the point that it has been adopted by competing social media networks and has found a place in pop culture, with TV shows and music videos displaying the metadata tags. In February of…

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Brands and short form video apps

  © Maria Elena “Instagram Vs. Vine” Photo. Attribution 2.0 Generic The social media world has seen Instagram and Vine recreate an online version of the war of the roses with the apps fighting it out for the video app throne. Weeks have gone by with both platforms updating, tweaking and in some cases revolutionising…

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