The Best Random Acts of Kindness Celebrated on Social Media

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While February’s Friday 13th 2015 may have been an unlucky day for some, fortunately an entire flight of 180 passengers were in for a lucky surprise after British airline, Jet2.com, treated them to various random acts of kindness. From Monday 9th to Sunday 15th February 2015, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation celebrated Random Acts… Read more »

Social media 2014: the good, the bad and the ugly.

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From Mary McCoy’s dire Ode to the internet, “Let’s get social” to viral binge drinking with neck nominations, social media saw its fair share of tragedy in 2014. But it wasn’t all bad; in this post we’ll take a look at some of the highs and lows from last year’s social media offering and think about what we can… Read more »

An Index Of Every Tweet Ever Sent – Good Idea, Or Too Much Information?

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Twitter has announced that it now holds an index of every tweet ever sent since the site launched in 2006, and has made the fruits of this work publicly available. Hailed by Yi Zhuang and Paul Burstein, two of the team responsible for this Herculean collation task, as “a major infrastructure investment and part of… Read more »

Twitter Shopping? What’s That About?

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Earlier this year, in May, Twitter announced its collaboration with Amazon, allowing people to add items to their shopping cart via a tweet. It seems however that the social media site is planning to go one step further and could soon be launching its very own shopping service, after a “buy now” button was discovered… Read more »

The Top Five Hashtags of 2012

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Ugh, hashtags. Recently voted as word of the year, ‘Hashtag’ has become a prevailing way to figure out what is popular and what is likely to become viral – it would appear that investigating what is currently trending on Twitter often dictate what becomes news. This can be seen with the recent (and depressing) hashtag… Read more »

Social Media Outside of Facebook – It Actually Exists!

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For many of us, our social media extends as far as Facebook and Twitter, and for the more adventurous among us, there is Pinterest and LinkedIn. These sites are usually where our online lives exist, perpetually updating statuses, pinning pictures and mindlessly tweeting random inanity. Now, this got me thinking, there must be more social… Read more »

The Social Strategies of Re-Elected President of the United States, Barack Obama

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Firstly, huge congratulations go to Barack Obama for a second win in the US Election, made this blog writer feel a sense of happiness about our American brethren… However, how did Obama get there? With a super-storm disrupting the campaign trail and a large amount of public appearances from both parties, what was the tipping… Read more »

The 6 Nicest Things Twitter Has Achieved

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She’s been a contributor to my blogs beforehand, penning both the much-loved Cats blog and providing the Female Perspective of Pinterest, and now she’s graduated to having her own author account. Expect much nicer, positive posts from our Aurora, who delights in cute, twee and lovely things. Over to you, Aurora! -Tom As one of… Read more »

The Top 10 Twitter Gaffes

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Twitter is almost synonymous with the news, with breaking news updates often being posted there first as well as helping to build up the public profile of any celebrity, company or just an average Joe. There have been some momentous tweets, such as the announcement that ice had been found on Mars, the first signs… Read more »