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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Instagram And Twitter Blocked In Hong Kong

A very recent Re/Code article stated that Instagram was not accessible in Hong Kong. Since that post, it seems Twitter is also unavailable. As the situation develops and the people in occupation wait to see what the response is, it’s likely more social networks will be blocked. If you want to keep abreast of the
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Be first to comment

Donald Trump Fails Badly At Twitter With Retweet of Serial Killers

Hello Donald and welcome to the world of ‘Twitter Fail’. From the Independant, Donald Trump retweets picture of serial killers Fred and Rosemary West thinking they are the parents of fan ‘inspired’ by him… The business magnate accidentally retweeted a message from a follower asking Trump to share an image purportedly of his recently deceased
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Be first to comment

Hong Kong Pro Democracy Takes To Twitter

Pro democracy protesters in Hong Kong have blocked streets, public services and business areas. They have also survived a stand-off with the police who used tear gas and pepper spray. Currently the riot police have withdrawn as things have calmed down. For a background on events and what is currently happening , the BBC has
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Monday, September 29, 2014 | Be first to comment

Ello: Look Before You Leap Away From Facebook

There is a new social network that seems to be getting a lot of attention at the moment. It users are mainly defectors from Facebook, fleeing for a better experience. The site is called Ello and run by Paul Budnitz, a bicycle designer. It’s currently getting 27,00 new sign-ups each hour. The Independent reports that… Interest
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Friday, September 26, 2014 | Be first to comment

Is Using A Facebook Alias Really a ‘Lack Of Integrity’?

Last week I mentioned how Facebook is pushing it’s ‘real names’ policy regardless of the complaints. At first Drag Queens had the loudest voices when it came to protesting about the policy but they are now joined by others. As the infographic shows, there are many others who want or need the protection of an alias. Venture Beat
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Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Be first to comment

Canadian Tourist Commision Teams Up With Top Instagram Users

Another great example of using social media for promotion is The Canadian Tourism Commission’s latest project. They partnered with a few high profile Instagram influencers from around the world. The results contained some great photo’s and plenty of attention. From Canadian Tourism Gets Real with Instagram Influencers… his past August, the CTC , along with local industry partners, invited
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Be first to comment

TwitPic Has Been Acquired, So No Shutdown?

Twitpic is supposedly shutting down, it was due to close this month – September 25. Now, strange things are happening. Twitpic has tweeted that they have been acquired and the team trying to archive the images before the shutdown are having trouble with access. We’re happy to announce we’ve been acquired and Twitpic will live on!
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Monday, September 22, 2014 | Be first to comment

Snapchat Moves In To Sport With New Hire

Snapchats latest hire is  Eric Toda, Nike’s global director of digital. It seems they are looking to tie up partnerships with the sporting world. There is an interesting analysis on a post from Techcunch that explains the interest… Snapchat might be the perfect social app for sports, because both are inherently ephemeral. When you talk about
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Friday, September 19, 2014 | Be first to comment

Its #Fail As Scottish Sun Asks Twitter to Fill In It’s Front Page

Voting is under way in the referendum to decide if Scotland should stay in the UK or become independent. The Scottish Sun asked it’s readers, via Twitter,  to fill in it front page… Now we want you to fill in the blank with your message for the nation and Tweet us @ScottishSun #MyMessagetoScotland pic.twitter.com/bGq2vQ8154 — The
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Be first to comment

Twitter To Introduce News Feed-Style Algorithm?

It has been lamented for quite some time that the organic reach on Facebook has reduced to almost nothing. It’s shrunk so much that ‘pay to play’ is the only way to go. According to a recent Guardian article, Twitter may be following suit… Marketers have been complaining for some time that organic reach no
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Be first to comment