Social Media:

Three eyebrow-raising Twitter scenes from the transfer window

Posted on February 1, 2017

While many eyes were glued to Washington D.C. during January, many UK football fans will have been focusing their attention on developments a little closer to home. Whether it was a case of sitting in front of Sky Sports News hoping for different news to the previous hour’s, or following the BBC’s Premier League transfer tracker, fans were keen to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Brits quitting social media

Posted on January 23, 2017

A number of social media sites are beginning to lose a significant number of British users, according to a recent poll.

The study surveyed a total of 1,000 British social media users and a staggering 78% stated that they had either ditched some of the largest social media sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, or had at lease seriously considered deleting their accounts for good.

The survey was completed by Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cyber security firm that is operated by a holding company in the UK. The company operates in more than 200 countries worldwide and boasts a team of 3,300 cyber security specialists.

When asked about their reasoning behind abandoning social media, the main reasons appeared to be that users were fed up of being trolled, the number of adverts that were being shown on the sites, and the amount of (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

New social media platform for kids launched

Posted on January 20, 2017

A new social media platform has been designed and launched for children under the age of 13, and has been dubbed the ‘Facebook for seven year olds’.

The new site is named Go Bubble and is the brainchild of former police chief Henry Platten. The network was created to make social media a safer place for children at a time where the number of internet trolls and cyber bullies is growing.

The main difference between Go Bubble and its social media siblings is that it is schools who are (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Social media – the real winners of the World Cup?

Posted on January 12, 2017

The FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, and takes place every four years. Watched by millions of people worldwide, they take to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Can the internet decide Christmas No. 1?

Posted on December 23, 2016

The music charts may have plummeted in significance somewhat since the demise of Top of the Pops and the physical ‘single’, but even total music snobs like myself often can’t resist a peek at the charts just before Christmas as we see who claims the prize of having the best-selling single on December 25th.

From reading up on it, it seems like it’s (more…)

Posted by John Murray

From ashes to caches: where will your internet output go when you die?

Posted on December 1, 2016

Popular TV programmes like BBC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ have encouraged many people to research their ancestry. Some might pay a professional to do it for them, or they may end up sifting through archived newspapers, birth and death records, and other physically printed media from centuries ago to gain clues on what their relatives of the distant past were (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Footballing world to take on social media

Posted on November 29, 2016

Several of the world’s biggest and most supported football clubs have teamed up to launch a new football-based social media platform that aims to emulate the success of Facebook.

The platform is known as (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

How the U.S. presidential election shook social media

Posted on November 15, 2016

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last week, you’ll already be aware that Donald Trump recently won the U.S. presidential election. Furthermore, it appears that the search for the 45th President of the United States lead to huge numbers of us (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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