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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 and Brunel University London, and looked at (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Anyone can create a ripple on the internet

Posted on September 12, 2017

The fact that almost all of us have tools like search engines and social media at our fingertips means that we all have the power to make a serious impression on the world without even getting off our backsides – a situation that could be argued to be fantastic, frightening or a bit of both.

What’s really brought this home to me over the last week has been (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Should major search engines and social media sites be nationalised?

Posted on September 4, 2017

As time moves on, our definition of what constitutes ‘essential’ services changes. For thousands of years, man lived without such luxuries as electricity, drinking water supplied to their homes, fuel-powered transport and adequate healthcare. Gradually, these services have become ones we class as necessities, and are therefore always hot topics for whether they should be under (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Survey reveals top granny goofs on Facebook

Posted on August 31, 2017

Social media is most commonly associated with millennials, but while people aged 13 to 34 make up more than half of Facebook’s user base, nearly one in six (15.6%) accounts are owned by people aged 55 or older. The rise of the ‘silver surfer’ has well and truly had an effect on social media, and many young Facebook users now have to face (more…)

Posted by John Murray

CIA spook cooks up plan to silence The Donald

Posted on August 29, 2017

A former CIA agent has come up with the perfect plan to shut down Donald Trump’s early morning tweet frenzies: buying up Twitter itself and (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Universities turn to social media platforms to lure students

Posted on August 21, 2017

Last Thursday, students up and down the country were nervously awaiting their A Level results, and subsequently finding out whether or (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

List of most loved brands dominated by tech firms

Posted on August 18, 2017

This week saw the release of the Top 100 Global Brand Love List by social analytics firm NetBase, with one or two surprises in terms of the companies both being taken to hearts, and conspicuous by their absence.

Now in its third year, the survey lists the 100 brands that are most cherished by consumers across the world, and the rundown shows that (more…)

Posted by John Murray

National Lottery Twitter campaign not the winning ticket

Posted on August 16, 2017

With social debacles the #WalkersWave campaign and Penguin Books’ #YourMum hashtag having hit the headlines for the wrong reasons in recent times, you would think marketers would be aware of the dangers of opening up personalised campaigns to the smarty-pants section of social media by now.

However, yet another organisation has discovered that if you give the general public the opportunity to (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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