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Can Google predict the general election outcome?

Posted on May 31, 2017

Shortly after the US Presidential Election, where Google Trends defied all other opinion polls by correctly suggesting a win for Donald Trump, we wrote a couple of articles about whether there could be a correlation between what people search for online and the outcome of real world events. These initially enjoyed some success before gradually throwing up some (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Norway considers police profiles on Facebook

Posted on May 30, 2017

Scandinavian nation Norway is believed to be weighing up the possibility of introducing “uniformed police profiles” on social media site Facebook. These profiles would then be used to patrol the network searching for any (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Walkers’ Twitter campaign ruffled by pranksters

Posted on May 26, 2017

Snack company Walkers Crisps has been given a harsh lesson in the dangers of opening up an advertising campaign to social media mischief-makers.

The Leicester-based company announced its #WalkersWave competition yesterday, inviting people to reply to one of its tweets with a selfie for a chance to win tickets to the UEFA Champions League Final in Cardiff a week tomorrow.

Just for taking the time to do this, entrants (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Instagram rolls out new features

Posted on May 25, 2017

Popular photo-sharing platform Instagram has recently begun to roll out a handful of new features to its Explore tab that could allow more users to see posts.

The company has started to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Who is the typical non-internet user?

Posted on May 24, 2017

How many times today have you used the internet? Did you log onto Facebook this morning? Did you send an email from work? Are you reading this article online now? We’re guessing so, unless someone printed it out and gave it to you!

What if you had never used the web at all? It’s probably hard to imagine, but there are still (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Facebook to add takeaway option

Posted on May 23, 2017

Social media giant Facebook has recently launched an option for users to order takeaway food directly from the site.

The company has added this option to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

What’s the number one reason friends hide you on Facebook?

Posted on May 22, 2017

It’s an inescapable fact that all of us who use social media can be very annoying. Whether it’s a political rant, a plea for sympathy or just something plain uninteresting, there’s probably always at least one of our friends or followers thinking “I wish he/she would shut up!”

But if irritating the people who follow you on Facebook is amusing to you, what’s the best way to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Instagram adds new feature to essentially become Snapchat

Posted on May 19, 2017

Photo-sharing platform Instagram has undergone some major changes in the last year or so, changing its logo, adding Instagram Stories and now adding a new feature to its app that sees it taking on Snapchat once again.

One of Snapchat’s most loved and (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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