All Posts in Social Media

January 30, 2018Published by: Joe Cant

Things are getting ‘heated’ on Strava…

As an avid triathlete, I would say that Strava is the social network for athletes. The service, which tracks sporting activity via GPS and has had over 1 billion uploads to date, shares data with users across the globe.

While Strava is already famous among athletes (particularly cyclists and runners), this week the app made headlines in more controversial circumstances when its global heatmap was launched. It seems that some people using Strava-enabled devices have been carrying out some pretty sensitive jobs indeed, which has raised questions around data sharing.  

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January 12, 2018Published by: Drew

Facebook has announced major changes to the News Feed: what does it mean for brands?

Facebook has announced some major changes to the News Feed. In an announcement made directly by Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg himself, the planned changes have been described as a way of giving us better connections to one another. Of late, the News Feed has become congested with random videos, company posts, news headlines, and sometimes less savoury content too. Zuckerberg has made it clear he would like the News Feed to become front and centre in our personal social media lives once again.

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September 14, 2017Published by: Leah Domenet

A handy round-up of new social features this summer

Summer might not be over just yet, but the change in weather would certainly suggest otherwise. June, July and August have flown by, and as always, there have been loads of new developments in the social media world. I don’t know about you, but I can’t even remember what I ate for breakfast let alone what new social media features and innovations came out, so here’s a quick and handy recap of some of the key highlights from each platform.

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September 5, 2017Published by: Delia Howe

The Tweeting T&Cs

If, you are anything like me, and logging into Twitter to see an ‘Update to Terms and Conditions’ message pop up doesn’t appeal in the slightest, you’re in luck. Reading new Terms of Service notes, if you even do, is like a game of hide and seek to find what has actually changed, how to interpret the new changes, not to mention did you ever read them before to actually know what has changed? I thought not. Well, the good news is that I’ve read Twitter’s new T&Cs so you don’t have to.

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August 23, 2017Published by: Monica Amir

A snapshot of how WeChat is used in China

Social media in China is nothing like what we’re used to in the West. Although the country’s Great Firewall blocks most external social media platforms, it is not short of its own unique social networks, as technology is a driving factor for the Chinese economy. RenRen, Weibo and Youku Tudou are examples of social media platforms that, from a Western perspective, are often said to be similar to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Yet, having just returned from Beijing, my argument is that they can't be so easily compared - especially when it comes to the WeChat app.

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August 3, 2017Published by: Meg Edwards

Coming soon: Facebook Messenger payment services

Splitting your bottomless brunch bill will soon be made easier with the introduction of person-to-person payments through Facebook Messenger in the UK. This feature was first launched in the USA earlier this year and was later enhanced by allowing payments to be made in a group chat. The service is free to use and does not require a password, however it does ask a couple of security questions before you can proceed with the payment. Furthermore, the payments are fully secure, protected and private.

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