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Don’t play ‘pass the parcel’ with your passwords

Posted on June 16, 2016

With the recent news that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg had his Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked due to setting a very unsecure password, it’s a reminder that no matter who you are, what you own and how fantastic your portfolio of content may be, all that stands between it and an intruder is (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Adidas spelling mistake sparks national Twitter backlash

Posted on June 14, 2016

Sportswear manufacturer Adidas last week committed the basic error of failing to check its spelling, resulting in an entire nation of Twitter users unleashing their 140-character wrath upon the company.

With the Copa America 2016 now well underway in sync with the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament, Adidas picked an opportune moment to roll out in-store advertising for the new (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Social media sites see dip in Android popularity

Posted on June 10, 2016

A study conducted by web analysts SimilarWeb suggests that Android users across the world are spending less time on the leading social media platforms.

The research compared data usage of four of (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Footy-mad tweeters to change Eiffel Tower colours

Posted on June 7, 2016

With the 2016 UEFA European Championships getting underway in France this Friday, football loving social media users will this year have an opportunity to change the appearance of one of Europe’s most iconic landmarks.

For the 31 days during which the tournament takes place, wireless company and Euro 2016 sponsor Orange is behind a scheme to analyse which of the 24 teams involved is (more…)

Posted by John Murray

What the #@#@ were ‘hash’ and ‘at sign’ up to before the internet came along?

Posted on May 31, 2016

Aside from the letters we use to build words and the numbers that allow us assess quantities, language is full of non-alphanumeric characters that help us communicate.

Some of them (like £, $ and €) denote currency, while others allow us to punctuate and make our writing more meaningful and readable. Others, like the ampersand (&), exist largely for the purposes of (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Waste your afternoon by Googling emojis

Posted on May 20, 2016

Google Image Search is a fantastic tool that brings us thousands of relevant (though not necessarily copyright-free) pictures corresponding to whatever text we feed into it, but why should it stop there?

Why can’t we give Google an image, and ask it to find more images of whatever the image is an image of?

Earlier this week, (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Can social media predict the future?

Posted on May 17, 2016

Social media, particularly Twitter, has become the place to go to if you want to find out what’s happening right now and what people are talking about, but is it possible that it can do a little more than that? Can it tell us not just what’s happening, but what’s about to happen too?

Before Saturday’s (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Donald Trump’s top three cyber-goofs

Posted on May 9, 2016

It may have been local election day in the UK last week, and the vote on the nation’s membership of the EU might be barely a month away, but one politician continues to dominate the British airwaves, and he’s not British at all!

Inherited billionaire and possible future U.S. president Donald Trump is very much at the pinnacle of (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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