How did our favourite websites get their names?

Posted on October 18, 2017

For many of us, a day doesn’t go by where we don’t visit one of our beloved search engines or social media sites, and their names have therefore become second nature to us, but it wasn’t always that way.

Until not long ago, I had (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Tedious England match leads to social media mockery

Posted on October 6, 2017

If you watched England seal their place at the 2018 World Cup yesterday with a stunningly unconvincing 1-0 win against Slovenia last night, you’re probably still cursing the loss of two hours of your life you’ll never get back.

If you didn’t, consider yourself lucky! It probably sums up the state of the game that the Wembley Stadium crowd were (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Twitter trials tweeting with twice as many characters

Posted on September 28, 2017

Twitter’s 140-character tweet limit has long been a source of both entertainment and frustration for its users.

It can be immensely annoying when you don’t quite have the room to say what you wanted to, leading to criticism that the social media site promotes an overly blunt ‘soundbite’ style of writing rather than an expressive one. At the same time though, it’s (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

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

Two offbeat ways of tackling Twitter hate

Posted on August 11, 2017

Regular or even occasional users of Twitter are sure to have noticed that the platform is not always used in the most pleasant of ways. What’s more, Twitter is (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Cancelled music festival hits bum note on social media

Posted on August 9, 2017

One of my biggest passions is live music and festivals, and I think Liverpool, as my nearest big city, is a fantastic place for them to be held. Music is in its veins, the people are friendly and its venues, whether large or small, are fantastic, so I always welcome any (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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