• Instagram testing changes to popular app

    Posted on September 22, 2017

    It has been reported that popular photo-sharing platform Instagram is currently testing a couple of tweaks to the format of the app. The first change currently in

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Latest

  • Who are the most dangerous celebrities to Google, and why?

    Posted on September 21, 2017

    The showbiz-obsessed cyber-geek might take great enjoyment in tapping away at a keyboard to find out what their favourite stars are up to, but a study has shown that there are some big names whose search results pose more of a risk than others. Security software company McAfee is aware of how cyber criminals try […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Study links cyberbullying with narcissism

    Posted on September 20, 2017

    It’s often said that bullies only act the way they do because they are unhappy with themselves, but a new study has drawn a link between those with very high opinions of themselves and the tendency to use social media for antisocial means. The study was put together by researchers from The University of London […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Facebook adds Snooze button

    Posted on September 19, 2017

    Social media site Facebook is testing out a feature that will help users avoid some of the more annoying friends they are connected to on the

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Features

  • Has the internet killed satire?

    Posted on November 25, 2016

    I love a good bit of satire. Whether it’s old episodes of Spitting Image, Aristophanes’ ‘The Frogs’ or a bit of the Daily Mash – nothing beats good satire. The problem is, does satire remain as satire when too many people believe it? For instance, the spoof news website BFN was originally set up with […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • So you think you don’t need a website?

    Posted on August 26, 2016

    Before I start this post, I must first apologise for the vitriol that is about to spew forth. John, our Content Team Leader, will have attempted to edit much of the hatred and anger from this but, if he’s caught all of it, the word count won’t be sufficient for a blog and you won’t […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • What happens online stays online

    Posted on March 11, 2016

    You may have heard the phrase ‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ at some point in your life. The phrase refers to Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world, which is also known as Sin City. The notion that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas means that you’re guaranteed anonymity by the […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • Social media

  • Why does Facebook go down so often?

    Posted on September 15, 2017

    If, like me, you were up and about like a spring chicken in the small hours of this morning, you may have noticed that Facebook was out of action for a good half an hour between about 6:30 and 7:00 am. The website Outage.Report confirms a huge spike in reports of problems accessing the social […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Search

  • Google launches video reviews in Maps

    Posted on September 18, 2017

    Search giant Google has recently launched a new feature that allows users to create and submit video reviews for Google Maps. While we are still a

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • “We are not a verb”, says Google

    Posted on September 13, 2017

    Google has released a word list as part of its new Developer Documentation Style Guide, and among all the words, phrases and grammatical quirks the search engine does and doesn’t want people to use, perhaps the most surprising is that it would rather people didn’t ‘Google’ something. Google, sometimes even without a capital ‘G’, is […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Infographics

  • Brew Cards Infographic, updated rules

    Posted on October 22, 2014

    Two years ago we produced our first ‘brew cards’ infographic, to help explain the complex rules we have here at Engage Web for brew making in the office. Over time our rules have evolved and grown, partly to make the selection process more exciting and partly to counter for the rule-bending shown by our project […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • The growing importance of infographics

    Posted on August 30, 2013

    In a world saturated with adverts, stories and statistics, and with the internet only a mere click away, there is a real danger of consumers being overloaded – trawling through so much information can be monotonous. A well-designed infographic, however, can set companies apart from their competitors and should also enhance brand awareness. So many […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Content Engagement Infographic – how people engage with your website

    Posted on August 12, 2013

    As a result of the many different ways people can engage with your website we decided to produce this (slightly disturbing) infographic showing how your website can stimulate the ‘share cortex’ of the brain. Social media is such an important part of Internet marketing these days you need to take advantage of it to make […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • Company News

  • The zips don’t lie – Engage Web Team Building Day 2017

    Posted on July 31, 2017

    An action-packed July for the Engage Web team came to an adrenaline-pumping end last Thursday when we made the trip to Snowdonia. After last year’s impressive performance from the team at Escape Rooms, an altogether different team building challenge this year would be whooshing (or dangling) over some breathtaking North Wales landscapes at Zip World. […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • SASCon 2017 – A playful take on search and social

    Posted on July 25, 2017

    Last week, the Engage Web team made its annual trip up the M56 to Manchester to attend SASCon 2017 – an event filled with information, sweets and Jon Burkhart’s ginger balls. Burkhart opened the

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Why I’ve signed up for Prostate Cancer UK’s March for Men

    Posted on March 31, 2017

    I’m not sure whether I’m classed as ‘Generation Y’ or a millennial, but it’s fair to say that people like me who were born in the early to mid-1980s get a fair bit of criticism, and those who are a bit younger perhaps even

    Posted by John Murray
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