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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Inspiring social media of 2013

Inspiring social media of 2013

As we approach the end of 2013, there have been endless articles on LinkedIn, Twitter, etc… listing the greatest social media meltdowns of 2013. Although they provide some valuable lessons on techniques to avoid in your social strategy, they also scaremonger a little. And the downside for marketers is they may stunt creativity for 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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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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Twitter IPO stops blind social investing

Twitter IPO stops blind social investing

As most of us know, it’s been pretty hard to ignore, Twitter began trading in the New York Stock Exchange last week, November 7th, with an initial value of $26. Moving from being a private company into a public one has left people feeling divided about the topic. Some consider it a poor investment and…

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Do custom timelines spell the end of Twitter Lists

Do custom timelines spell the end of Twitter Lists?

Not to be outdone by updates from competitive platforms, Twitter announced its new custom timeline capabilities within TweetDeck. Now users can collect, organise and categorise related or relevant tweets into one new, seamless feed. In truth, it’s very much like Storify, which makes you wonder what they think of the development! But users may well rejoice…

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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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Social media from a sociological perspective

Social media from a sociological perspective

Sociology is the study of social change, how we live our everyday lives and how we interact with other human beings. The evolution of the internet has erupted a social shift in how we interact and communicate, with offline human behaviour being replicated through popular platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Social media allows us…

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