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Should footballers really be allowed on Twitter?

Posted on October 25, 2016

There was once a time when football managers were very keen on getting players to enjoy a round of golf when they weren’t playing or training. It was seen as a good way for them to wind down and bond together in a secluded location away from the public eye and the media, where there were minimal ways they could (more…)

Posted by John Murray

How holiday planning has changed thanks to social media

Posted on October 24, 2016

Social media is a phenomenon that has changed the way many people approach life. Prior to the introduction of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the early ‘00s, people would have to call their friends to arrange meet-ups, use telephone directories to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

How 21st-Century idioms are doing companies’ marketing for them

Posted on October 21, 2016

We all remember a good advertising slogan, especially if it’s one that gets hammered into us at every opportunity. Anyone who lived through the ’80s or early ’90s will be aware of that Shake n’ Vac “puts the freshness back”, and with major companies like McDonalds and Coca-Cola, you can probably reel off a handful of phrases that have (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google reveals flight price updates

Posted on October 19, 2016

Search giant Google has recently announced a change to its Google Flights tool that will inform users of the cheapest time to purchase a flight.

Many people find that booking a holiday (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Is Google Trends saying Trump is going to win?

Posted on October 18, 2016

Search engines and the vast amounts of information pertaining to them are one of the most obvious examples of ‘big data’, which is often used to research patterns and predict outcomes. We’ve written before about how Bing has taken to using its data to make predictions, with mixed levels of success.

Bing, for example, was wrong when it (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google to check facts in news stories

Posted on October 17, 2016

Search giant Google has recently announced that it intends to introduce a new feature to its News section that will check the accuracy of stories posted there.

The objective of this update is (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Is Google a modern-day Sherlock Holmes?

Posted on October 13, 2016

Google is best known as a tool to find what you’re looking for on the web, but it can be used in more investigative ways than to look up what tomorrow’s weather will be like, or who had a hit in 1994 with ‘Swamp Thing’.

The search engine, and the variety of services coming under (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Facebook launches workplace version of its network

Posted on October 11, 2016

Social media phenomenon Facebook has recently launched a version of its network designed for use in the workplace.

Earlier this week, the company (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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