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Labour draws up guidelines for social media

Posted on November 25, 2015

Concerned about the way its members have been conducting themselves online, the Labour Party is drafting a paper that will direct them how to use social media platforms effectively.

The Guardian writes that the party is concerned about how political debate has degenerated into personal attack, and is addressing the issue of online reputation management. One party member, Peter Willsman, said that (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Telegram identified as ISIS secret messaging app

Posted on November 24, 2015

It has been revealed that terrorist organisation ISIS has been using Telegram, a free app, to communicate with each other and distribute information.

The app, which is free and available on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac, has a “secret chat” feature that was used by extremists not only to talk to each other, but to distribute materials such as (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Social media trouble brewing for Starbucks’ red cups

Posted on November 12, 2015

Worldwide coffee chain Starbucks is seeing a growing number of its customers using Twitter to bemoan a change to its seasonal takeaway cups.

The company’s iconic red cups debuted in 1997, and each year since have featured a different Christmas-themed design, including reindeer, snowflakes and trees. However, this year’s design is a much more sombre affair, and although still a festive red, it is devoid of any (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Social media biggest online terrorist threat says MI6

Posted on October 21, 2015

A former director for the UK’s foremost source of foreign intelligence has said that social media sites are (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Has social media cracked the mysterious case of MH17?

Posted on October 19, 2015

A UK blogger may have determined who downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as it (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Developer backtracks as people poop on Peeple

Posted on October 7, 2015

The founder of an app that allows its users to rate their friends and foes has removed the company’s Twitter and Facebook feeds amid a public backlash.

Peeple, which (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Rugby World Cup sends social media into meltdown

Posted on September 23, 2015

Global sporting events are always a hot topic on social media platforms across the world, and this year’s Rugby World Cup, being held in England throughout September and October, is proving to be no exception. Furthermore, a shock result can send these networks into a (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Met Office opens the floodgates

Posted on September 10, 2015

The British national weather service, more commonly known as the Met Office, has announced that it is giving social media-using members of the general public the chance to name storms and bad weather that hit the UK and Ireland over the (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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