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Facebook steps up war on fake news in the UK

Posted on May 9, 2017

Social media network Facebook has announced its intentions to rid the site of fake news with a number of ads in UK media outlets designed to help raise awareness of the problem just in time for the general election next month.

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Posted by Alan Littler

It’s not all about the rankings, stupid

Posted on April 12, 2017

Most online marketing companies should get more traffic to your website. That really is the very least you should expect from them.

When I say ‘most’, that is obviously not (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

New YouTube policy for video ads introduced

Posted on April 10, 2017

Popular video site YouTube has recently announced its intentions on cracking down on users who post pirated videos by removing adverts for accounts with fewer than 10,000 viewers.

The video site, which is owned by (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

59% of you will judge this article without reading it

Posted on April 4, 2017

Ah, so you’re reading it? Consider yourself one of the discerning, the progressive, the minority!

Believe it or not, various studies have (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Why you should never judge by appearances, or by vocation

Posted on March 24, 2017

Over the years I have ranted at pretty much everything and everyone who has irked me, so it’s perhaps only fair that I rant at the one person who has annoyed me the most in the (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Why the SEO industry is full of swindlers

Posted on March 3, 2017

This week, I stood up in a networking event and announced that the SEO industry was full of con artists. After the initial laughter had died down, I proceeded to explain my somewhat controversial statement and elaborated on why not only is (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Millions of parents unable to translate online slang

Posted on February 7, 2017

According to a recent study conducted by BT, the vast majority of parents are unable to identify some of the most common abbreviations, emojis and slang used by their children on a daily basis.

BT’s online poll quizzed 4,500 adults in (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Twitter set to boost user experience by combining features

Posted on January 31, 2017

Microblogging site Twitter has announced its intentions to give users the best experience and the opportunity to find the best content on the site by merging a couple of its well-known features.

In a blog post from last week, the company explained that it was introducing a new way for users to discover what’s happening on the site with the launch of the Explore tab. This will be a new section of the site where trending topics, news and its Moments feature will all move to.

In its post, the social network explains that it has been exploring (pardon the pun) a number of different options to make searching for content and looking at trending topics much simpler for users.

In October 2015, the company initially revealed Moments, a tab dedicated to providing the most recent news stories, categorised into different subjects including politics, sports and entertainment. At the time of release, it was the most high-profile feature introduction the site had ever made and had months of build-up before its initial launch.

Moments appeared along the top menu bar with a thunderbolt icon. This relegated the site’s famous trending topics and search feature to a separate section represented by a magnifying glass in the top corner of the mobile app. As a result of this month’s changes, the magnifying glass icon will be completely removed.

With the site undergoing a large rearranging of its interface, there is potential for the site to accidentally leave something behind along the way, or remove something without informing users. However, the company has assured its 317 million active users that it will not forget anything and no features are actually going to be removed. The introduction of the Explore tab is a way for the site to be streamlined for users to have easier access to the content they wish to see.

Twitter has not really revealed any metrics relating to Moments since its launch and it hasn’t really lived up to the hype the company was creating back in 2015. This could suggest that it hasn’t had the impact Twitter bosses thought it was going to have, and they have now decided to remove its dedicated tab and push it deeper into the site.

Twitter has already begun rolling out the new feature on iOS devices and is expecting to do the same with Android devices in the next couple of weeks.

Posted by Alan Littler
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