Melting cars, skyscrapers and social media

For a couple of days now I’ve been reading City AM‘s passionate reports on my way to work, about one of the latest scandals in London’s City. This time it is nothing to do with the usual hype around investment banks, bonuses, interest rates and share prices. It is the Walkie Talkie. The skyscraper that…

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From student, to graduate, to employee via social

Students globally are social media nerds, they know all the acronyms and shortcuts to write blogs, postings and a whole lot more. So why are the youth of today so scared of virtual networking to further them in life? I spent a brief time working at Kingston University. I came across students that knew what…

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The importance of social media in customer service

Where would you ask a question or make a complaint about a brand? Via letter, phone call, email or social media? Customer service has rapidly progressed. Where once we would write a letter, walk it to the post office and expect a response within around 2 weeks, we now send a 140 character tweet to…

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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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Social is growing, and so are we!

Yesterday, Indiana introduced herself to our lovely readers and explained a little of what her role involves. Namely fulfilling immediate future’s recruitment needs, from internships to senior positions, and making sure that the workforce is getting enough TLC! But she is not the only new member of the team. In fact, immediate future will soon…

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Trolling: The dark side of social media

  Social media brings out the best and worst of social interactions. The anonymity and far-reaching nature of the web means that the internet provides us with the ability to say whatever we want, to and about whomever we want, whether messages of support and encouragement or words of hate and abuse. The internet is…

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To schedule or not to schedule?

Are you struggling to find time to do everything you want to on social media? It’s not uncommon that in a busy day with meetings, planning and everything else, social media can sometimes slip down the list of things to do… However, luckily, there are ways to help. Why would you schedule posts/tweets? There is…

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London 2012 one year on: A second stirring in social media

The London 2012 Olympic Games started exactly one year ago last Saturday – an important milestone which sparked much commentary on social media platforms, as the UK jumped at the opportunity to reminisce. A search of UK only mentions of “Olympics” or “London 2012” on Twitter using Radian 6 shows Brits reliving the magic brought…

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