Is restricting who can reply to tweets a step in the right direction?

Posted on January 10, 2020

At the Consumer Electronics Show currently taking place in Las Vegas, Suzanne Xie, the director of product management for Twitter, has announced that users will soon be able to have more control over who is able to reply to their tweets.

In a change due to be implemented this year, users of the social media site will be able to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Twitter reveals biggest trends of 2019

Posted on December 17, 2019

It’s that time of year when the big players on the internet tell us what we’ve used them for over the past 12 months, and Twitter has joined in with its customary Year on Twitter report, using the tagline ‘#ThisHappened in 2019’.

To start with, the report provides some of the most retweeted tweets of the year, although seemingly (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Twitter postpones account purge

Posted on November 28, 2019

Less than 24 hours after announcing plans for a mass purge of the site, microblogging site Twitter has revealed that it will pause its actions following (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Are social media sites being politically responsible?

Posted on November 21, 2019

With the UK general election taking place three weeks today, Facebook and Twitter have taken very different approaches to how they manage political advertising and activity, but both have received criticism from some quarters.

Facebook has adopted something of an ‘anything goes’ approach to advertising, and political parties (particularly the Conservatives) have been spending heavily on (more…)

Posted by John Murray

How many social shares has my website had?

Posted on November 5, 2019

Finding out how many social shares your content has received should, essentially, be a very simple thing to do. When the main social networks launched, they offered share count buttons that would very easily tell you (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

How to deal with direct messages on Twitter

Posted on August 29, 2019

This week’s decision by Russian football champions Zenit Saint Petersburg to allow supporters to get in touch with the club directly via Twitter may have seemed noble and innocuous enough, but it ended up making the news as fans of Manchester United and Arsenal saw it as an opportunity for high-jinks.

Zenit have taken it in (more…)

Posted by John Murray

A look at KLM’s breastfeeding Twitter boob

Posted on July 23, 2019

There are certain groups it’s wise for companies not to offend on social media, unless they want a storm of negative publicity. One of the groups at the very top of this list is mothers, especially those of (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Adidas misfires with Arsenal shirt Twitter campaign

Posted on July 8, 2019

Sportswear giant Adidas was left with some explaining to do last week, when social media troublemakers took advantage of a poorly thought out marketing campaign that caused offensive tweets to go out from the (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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