The best of xmasjumperday – social media celebrates

The best of #xmasjumperday – social media celebrates

Happy #xmasjumper day everyone.  In the IF offices this week we have already seen some fairly horrific Christmas jumpers and no doubt it’s similar in offices all over the land… According to Topsy, recently acquired by Apple, there have already been over 15,000 tweets across the 2 trending jumper day hastags.  Since we have tipped…

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3 things to learn from Apple buying Topsy

3 things to learn from Apple buying Topsy

This week it was announced that Apple has purchased social data analytics firm Topsy. A bit of a strange move on the surface,  but when you consider that Topsy Labs is one of few companies that have real-time access to the Twitter “firehose”, it may not be so strange. The concept of having this unprecedented…

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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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People-powered journalism: the #UKstorm

Monday morning. On my way to work. Arrived at the train station. Discovered the following: Yes, a storm has arrived in the UK and turned the daily routine for millions of people upside down. As I am writing, updates keep coming and the situation keeps developing. Social media (and open platforms such as Twitter in…

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