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Automated captions in development by Twitter

Posted on September 7, 2020

Twitter has announced that it’s working on a new feature that will enable automated captions on video and audio.

The feature is (more…)

Posted by Emily Jones

Twitter survey reveals possible subscription service features

Posted on August 4, 2020

In July, Twitter informed its investors that a new subscription service is being considered to generate an additional form of revenue for the platform.

A survey released (more…)

Posted by Emily Jones

What impact could Google Search dropping tweet carousels have on businesses?

Posted on July 20, 2020

Last Thursday – in a move that could seriously affect businesses using Twitter as a Google search strategy – tweet carousels were dropped from Google Search following a cryptocurrency hack on the social media site, which targeted many prominent brands and personalities.

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Posted by Emily Jones

Election analyst comes up with novel use of retweets

Posted on July 16, 2020

This morning in the UK, we woke up to the news that several high-profile Twitter accounts had been breached in what is being described by many media sources as the social media site’s worst ever hack. Although serious for Twitter, the situation also led to some comedy and innovation.

Some of the world’s biggest names in (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Ridiculous trends show Twitter still falls short on tackling misinformation

Posted on July 9, 2020

In recent months, Twitter appears to have heightened its battle against fake news and hate speech. The last few weeks have seen the social media site not only wipe over 170,000 Chinese-state misinformation accounts, but also finally stand up to US President Donald Trump by fact-checking and hiding some of his tweets.

However, Twitter would do well to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

International Joke Day: The best and worst of business humour on social media

Posted on July 1, 2020

Humour is subjective, and that’s why it can be difficult to get right on social media. When done well, it can be the route to increased reach and a key part of brand identity. When done badly, it can fall flat or, worse still, cause offence and leave a company with some apologising to do.

Since July 1st is (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Should we share content we don’t agree with?

Posted on June 29, 2020

On social media, it’s no secret that people tend to like, comment and share articles they haven’t read beyond the title, but a controversy last week opens up debate about the dangers of doing this, as well as whether we should share material we don’t 100% agree with.

Last week, Shadow Education Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey was asked to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

New generation increasingly turning to Instagram for news

Posted on June 23, 2020

According to a new report, which looked at the digital news sector, Instagram is well on its way to becoming a more popular source for news than Twitter – particularly with the younger (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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