Football manager finds out he’s been sacked via Twitter

Posted on June 19, 2018

Social media, in particular Twitter, has become known for its ability to break news at lightning speed. For that reason, it’s wise for all businesses and organisations to (more…)

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MailOnline cocks up after misinterpreting Twitter joke

Posted on June 6, 2018

Whatever time of year it is, you can be sure that companies, journalists and just about anyone on social media will be using it to make fools of themselves. Whether it’s the hot weather going to their heads or it’s just coincidence, this week seems to have seen some particularly cringeworthy Twitter episodes from well-known names that you would (more…)

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Three ways the World Cup will impact Twitter

Posted on June 5, 2018

The start of the 2018 World Cup is now just over a week away and if you can’t be in Russia yourself, an alternative way to immerse yourself into the occasion is to dive into social media and like, share and tweet as you take the games in.

The 2014 World Cup was Twitter’s “biggest ever event” and the microblogging site expects (more…)

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Happy 1st birthday to ‘covfefe’

Posted on May 31, 2018

Throughout history, many U.S. presidents have become credited with coining or popularising new words still in use today. Theodore Roosevelt was thought to have been among the first to have uttered the term ‘lunatic fringe’, while the verb ‘to sugar coat’ was perhaps first used in a figurative sense by Abraham Lincoln in 1861.

Modern presidents have (more…)

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Does Trump make Twitter spelling mistakes on purpose?

Posted on May 24, 2018

Through his heavy and boisterous use of the platform, US President Donald Trump has possibly become the first person most of us associate with Twitter.

With 52 million followers, Trump is currently the owner of the 18th most followed Twitter page, sandwiched between those of Colombian singer Shakira and his nemesis news station CNN. However, his use of (more…)

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Twitter users cheesed off after pizza festival fiasco

Posted on May 16, 2018

Last summer, I wrote about a Liverpool music festival that was not only cancelled in farcical circumstances, but was also followed up by one of the worst pieces of social media crisis management I’ve ever seen. I’ve been reminded of this thanks to a similar shambles of an event last weekend, and the unwise Twitter follow-up given by (more…)

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Twitter users prone to sharing false news during emergencies

Posted on May 15, 2018

Social media, in particular Twitter, provides an excellent way for people to share and comment on news as it breaks. When disasters occur, it often goes into overdrive, but how careful are people with what they share?

Not very, it would seem. A new study published in the Natural Hazards journal looked at how people (more…)

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Social media helps footballer retrieve wedding ring and wallet

Posted on May 9, 2018

The last weekend of the Sky Bet Championship saw Bolton Wanderers come perilously close to relegation before performing 11th-hour heroics, but one of their players continued the spirit of careless risk-taking after the whistle had gone, and needed Twitter to help him out.

Bolton were in the bottom three of the division on Sunday morning, but (more…)

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