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Tag Archives: social

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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The rise of the Emoji

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Everyone loves emojis. They’re often used to joke, express feelings, and at times give someone a piece of your mind. At Battenhall, we love using them for our daily WhatsApp Broadcast messages  – which is what inspired us to look into  where the universal language of emoji comes from, who decides what emoji launches next and why […]

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So long, Google+

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It has been announced today that Google+ is being officially split into two (or more) parts, named ‘Photos’ and ‘Streams’. The two new elements are being led by Bradley Horowitz, a longtime Google VP of Product Management.

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Facebook and Twitter in race over ‘second screen’ social TV numbers

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This week marks the debut of the first report emerging from the Nielsen Twitter TV Rating, a partnership between Twitter and Nielsen which they aim to turn into the standard metric for measuring the conversation that a TV show spurs on Twitter. In response, Facebook released official numbers to show off its own TV efforts. Facebook said that the […]

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Video killed the Instagram star

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Whilst much of the speculation surrounding Facebook’s press event on Thursday has focused on a news reading platform – behind the scenes it seems that Facebook has been planning a huge update to one of its other key services: Instagram. It’s no surprise that video is becoming the medium of choice when sharing with friends […]

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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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90% of media is digital

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Recent research published by Google shows that 90 percent of all media we consume is screen-based, and 77% of our time in front of the TV is spent also on another screen. If there’s one thing February’s Superbowl showed us about building a connection with a brand, it’s that relying on just one screen isn’t enough. […]

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