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Social media used for “public opinion manipulation”, study finds

Posted on June 21, 2017

A nine-country investigation conducted by the University of Oxford has concluded that social media is being used as an effective tool to spread misinformation and propaganda throughout the world.

The Computational Propaganda Research Project did not (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Twitter reveals new interface

Posted on June 19, 2017

At the tail end of last week, microblogging site Twitter announced that the platform had a new layout and began to roll it out to users.

The announcement was made via a blog post on Thursday. The update contains mainly cosmetic changes with the main one being that profile pictures now appear in a (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Twitter tests new Happening Now feature

Posted on June 15, 2017

Microblogging site Twitter is currently testing a new method of showing its users what is being talked about on the site and the latest news, situating this feature at the top of the timeline.

The test, known as “Happening Now”, is a new feature that presents users with current affairs and events happening in real time. The feature takes the form of (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Walkers’ Twitter campaign ruffled by pranksters

Posted on May 26, 2017

Snack company Walkers Crisps has been given a harsh lesson in the dangers of opening up an advertising campaign to social media mischief-makers.

The Leicester-based company announced its #WalkersWave competition yesterday, inviting people to reply to one of its tweets with a selfie for a chance to win tickets to the UEFA Champions League Final in Cardiff a week tomorrow.

Just for taking the time to do this, entrants (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Is Twitter going backwards?

Posted on May 17, 2017

My personal relationship with Twitter has always been something of an up and down one. It took me a while to ‘get it’ at all, then I finally embraced it and started to find it a great place to discover breaking news and hot topics, even if I’ve never tweeted much myself.

I now appreciate that Twitter is a (more…)

Posted by John Murray

American teen sets new Twitter record

Posted on May 15, 2017

A tweet from an American teenager has broken the record for the most retweets ever.

Carter Wilkerson’s tweet was (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Dictionary throws the book at Trump following another garbled tweet

Posted on May 10, 2017

US President Donald Trump found himself subject to an educational tweet from America’s leading publisher of dictionaries on Monday after he mixed up two homophones.

Trump has spent most of the last few days tweeting about former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and lawyer Sally Yates, the latter of whom Trump dismissed as Acting Attorney General just 11 days into her role. On Monday, the pair testified over (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Three ways to improve your company social media

Posted on May 4, 2017

We all want our social media accounts to receive interaction, but for some businesses this is more easily achieved than for others.

If you look around (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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