Engage Web May 2018 - Engage Web

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…)

Posted by John Murray

Papua New Guinea to enforce Facebook blackout

Posted on May 30, 2018

Popular social networking site Facebook is set to be temporarily banned in Papua New Guinea in an attempt for its government to identify and deal with fake users, and to study the effect the ban will have on the nation’s people.

The country, located to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Has Google grouted the curiosity gap?

Posted on May 29, 2018

When people start to read an article, particularly if it’s a news or informative piece, they do so hoping that they will know something by the time they have finished that they didn’t know before. This distance between what they know and hope to know is called the ‘curiosity gap’.

Copywriters, journalists and anyone in content marketing should be aware of (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google seeks to break music duopoly

Posted on May 25, 2018

Internet giant Google is upping its game to take a bigger step into the music distribution industry by overhauling its current music services in a bid to crash the duopoly created by (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

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…)

Posted by John Murray

Instagram to add two new timesaving features

Posted on May 23, 2018

Popular photo-sharing platform Instagram is set to introduce a new feature that may come in handy for users desperate to catch up on everything that appears in their news feeds.

Most social media sites, including (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Three audio illusions popularised by the internet

Posted on May 22, 2018

The web loves a debate, especially if it’s a binary one. When a question takes the form of ‘is it this or that?’, people really nail their colours to the mast and argue forcefully that they’re right. Examples could include whether to put the milk in tea before or after the water, whether smooth or crunchy (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Facebook Stories hits milestone

Posted on May 21, 2018

Social networking titan Facebook has recently revealed that its Facebook Stories feature has hit a daily active user mark of 150 million.

The feature was (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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