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Lancashire football club turns prank into Twitter publicity

Posted on February 18, 2019

A piece of mischief from a trio of junior jokers left National League club AFC Fylde red-faced last week, but by taking it in good humour and making the most of it on Twitter, the club received some excellent national exposure.

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Posted by John Murray

Germany tells Facebook to restrict data collection

Posted on February 15, 2019

The German competitions regulation, the Federal Cartel Office (FCO), has ordered social networking site Facebook to considerably restrict the ways it collects and combines user data, unless consent is specifically given by the user.

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Posted by Alan Littler

Instagram investigates follower count issue

Posted on February 14, 2019

Photo-sharing network Instagram has said that it plans to look into a problem that caused the follower counts of some of its accounts to drastically drop.

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Posted by Alan Littler

Report calls for regulation of online news

Posted on February 13, 2019

A government-backed report has suggested that companies like Apple, Facebook and Google should have their news content overseen by a regulator.

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Posted by John Murray

Does it matter where you host your website?

Posted on February 12, 2019

I saw the usual question about website hosting posed in a recent chat group on WhatsApp. I’ve long since given up answering questions like this on Facebook, as the vast majority of people who ask for website hosting recommendations are really looking for the cheapest option. As ‘the cheapest’ isn’t something I’m interested in, my recommendations for the best one for their needs is often ignored.

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Posted by Darren Jamieson

Twitter announces greater profits but users continue to drop

Posted on February 11, 2019

Social networking site Twitter has recently announced that it has made another profit in the final quarter of 2018.

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Posted by Alan Littler

Should your web designer give you a contract?

Posted on February 8, 2019

Let’s be honest, nobody likes contracts. The very nature of them makes them distasteful. A contract is intended to be enforceable by law which, in itself, can be quite scary. Contracts are supplied by mobile phone companies, broadband providers and cable TV companies. Contracts are there to stop you leaving and terminating the service early, lest you may face the dreaded ‘early termination charges’.

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Posted by Darren Jamieson

‘Unsending’ and ‘untweeting’ – new opportunities or a can of worms?

Posted on February 7, 2019

In the age of word processing and digital media, we’re used to being able to go back and correct mistakes quickly and easily, but social media doesn’t always make it easy. However, the last few days have seen discussion of editing or retracting posts crop up on two popular social media platforms.

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Posted by John Murray
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