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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Royal Baby at the centre of a Twitter storm

You could not work in social media this week and miss out on the big news. You could not even be a social media user and miss the news. Yes, the baby was born. And it created a considerable Twitter storm: UK mentions of “Royal Baby” on Twitter courtesy of Radian 6 One-off events of…

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New restrictions for online content announced

David Cameron is set to announce today that internet providers will block pornography for every household in the UK – unless they actively opt-in to receive it. The Prime Minister will state that access to pornography is “corroding childhood” and further steps must be taken to stop it. Furthermore, search engines will be given until…

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Benefits of Social Media Usage in Schools [infographic]

Despite the negative opinions held by some with regards to the so-called detrimental effects social media is having on humanity (my grandma for one!), I view it as an enabler, which can be harnessed to add further depth and to better human interactions and relationships. With that in mind, I would like to share with…

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#Hashtags: Coming to a Facebook page near you

The hashtag-obsessed world that we live in has just claimed another victim. After seeing the success of the use of the # on Twitter, Facebook has now unveiled clickable hashtags on their platform. The aim of hashtags on Facebook is to make it easier for users and advertisers to find hotspots of user activity around…

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The real deal: Facebook verifies accounts!

Following in the footsteps of Twitter, Pinterest and Google+, Facebook announced yesterday that it would be launching verified accounts for an elite group of prominent brands and public figures. Social Media accounts are rife with duplicate accounts and Facebook has notoriously had difficulties with the volume of fake accounts on the platform. For example, when searching…

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