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Tag Archives: Social networking

Twitter set to stop including links and photos in character limit

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It may sound like a minor update, but the rumour in itself has made social media managers (and savvy tweeters) rejoice. According to Bloomberg, Twitter could be changing the way that it counts characters. This means that photos and links will no longer be included in the character limit that currently uses 23 characters for […]

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From public to private: Instagram launches direct messaging feature

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Private photo-sharing is the latest craze sweeping social media platforms. Just recently, Twitter launched a new app that enabled its users to do just that direct messaging. As if that didn’t already have SnapChat feeling vulnerable, Instagram – which has around 150 million users – has just introduced direct messaging to its service. No longer is […]

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Now introducing…Biebernet?

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Launching later this week, Shots Of Me is a new teen-focussed social network from the makers of social mobile games under the RockLive brand. Though the launching of such social networks is never really that surprising nowadays, eyebrows were raised at one of Shots Of Me’s investors: that of Justin Bieber. In a story on […]

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Speak social media? Speak Mandarin? Battenhall is hiring

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Whilst predominantly English-speaking social networks like Facebook and Twitter boom across the western hemisphere, one huge market has set in stone a precedent for their own humongous social networks – China. As you’ll have seen on our Battenhall Social Media Monthly Report, Chinese social networks are really important to us. We are looking to expand our […]

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The White House Embraces Social Media Sharing

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The social media team at The White House clearly have the right idea. Go on twitter and you can follow President Obama, along with about 37 million other people – he’s been on there for about six and a half years. About a year ago POTUS had his own Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything‘ (aka. AMA). […]

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Gambling social influence offline

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The key for brands has always been to see how offline experiences can influence the online space we share and engage within. Tactically, this has meant performing a stunt offline, filming or sharing it – then analysing how it went through quick responses and comments online. In the past few years, crowdsourcing has seen it’s […]

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Social media masters: A method in the madness?

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This week The Wall Street Journal announced a shift in job titles relating to social media. Between 2012 and 2013 the number of jobs with the term ‘social media’ was down by 9% according to indeed.com – additionally, jobs with the word ‘Twitter‘ in the title dropped by 22%. But what does this mean about […]

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The seven types of snapchat user

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Snapchat has made a careful mark on all our mobile devices, the service. As of June 2013 18.9% of iPhone users in the USA were using SnapChat regularly. By now you’re probably on one of two sides, the sending or receiving end. To distinguish some of the more common traits of an avid SnapChat user, […]

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Is a bigger, more beautiful Flickr better?

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Yahoo! has started putting the Flickr name back on the map since the relaunched iOS app in December 2012, which included photo filters, endless scrolling and increased sharing functionality amongst other updates. According to Marissa Mayer the update “generated 25% more photos uploaded, views and shared on a daily basis”. Whilst the iOS app received […]

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