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7 Predictions About 2014 People Wish They Hadn't Made

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK

Every Christmas is flush with predictions about the year to come. Instead, The Huffington Post UK looks back at predictions people made about and duri...

If Google+ Made 'Look Back' Movies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Comedy

Are you on Google+? Don't worry if you're not - because as this latest parody of Facebook 'Look Back' videos makes abundantly clear, you're not alone....

Social Sharing: Our Shifting Preferences

Patrick Salyer | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Tech
Patrick Salyer

Social sharing has changed drastically over the past year. We, as consumers, no longer exercise a one dimensional approach to social content sharing. Recent research from the global social media impact study (GSMIS) provides a fascinating insight into shifts in social media, but while the focus has so far been on the apparent decline of Facebook, the real story is the diversity in how services are used.

Google Just Gave Strangers An Easy Way To Email You

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Google has infuriated millions of Gmail users by apparently making it possible to email anyone on Google+ - even if you don't have their email address...

Google's New Robot Can Impersonate You On Social Media

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Google has patented a way to learn how you "react" on social media - and then do the job for you. A new process patented by the search giant claims...

Playboy Model April Summers Hits Top Spot On Google Plus

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Since its inception, the community of users on social media website Google+ has been notoriously male dominated. According to figures reported by ...

To Live Chat or Not to Live Chat...

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Tech
Louisa Leontiades

Back in the days when I was experimenting with ways to reach my customers online, I implemented live chat functionality on my website (back then there was only one). I admit, I was really quite excited by the idea of talking to my prospective customers live.But eager is as eager does and my buoyant greetings were on many occasions knocked back.

Internet Mourns The Sudden Demise Of Google Reader

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Tech

Google has announced it will shut down Google Reader, its RSS-based news feed reader. The service launched in 2005, and functioned in a similar way...

Why This Tuesday Is a Big Day for TV

James Emtage | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Tech
James Emtage

If you look closely on some news channels, like Sky News and Channel 4 News, you'll see the public are starting to contribute using their G+ profiles to join the news team's Hangout. They film themselves on their webcams and talk into the microphones on their laptops, whilst being streamed into a live TV programme.

Salesmen of a Death - Some TV Commercials Terrify Me

Michael Spicer | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Michael Spicer

Commercials are awful for the most part (except the one I was in which was extraordinarily good) and in an attempt to move away from predictable narrative set-ups and engage with a more media-savvy audience, advertisers are adopting far more adventurous ways of selling us biscuits and bank loans.

Jesus Christ, Social Networker?

James Mahon | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK Comedy
James Mahon

Jesus the social networker would generate vast trends, forum threads, Google news results and be Bing friendly.

Should We Pay to Talk to our Friends on Facebook?

Mark J Daniels | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Tech
Mark J Daniels

Got a birthday to announce? A party you want to make sure your friends attend? When posting a status, users can now follow this up by clicking a 'promote' button and paying a small fee to ensure that their chosen story appears at the top of their friends' news feeds.

Google+ App Update Still Needs Work

Mark J Daniels | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Tech
Mark J Daniels

The problem with Google's latest attempt to break the stranglehold on the social media space held by Facebook is the same as every previous effort (anybody remember Buzz?) - they're too late to the party and often seem to have rushed through a product to get it to market too quickly.

Google Hits Social Network Milestone (Celebrates By Buying Snapseed)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Tech

Google has announced it now has more than 100 million active users of its social network - and to celebrate it's buying a company. Google+ has 400 ...

Direct Mail - the New Social Media?

Geoffrey Wadhurst | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Geoffrey Wadhurst

Followers of this blog (previously in the Guardian Work section - read the archive here) will know that I've recently joined an exciting new business breakfast group that combines face-to-face networking with instruction in how best to use social media to grow your business. Yes HashtagConnect is taking the St. Albans start-up community by storm and, naturally, I popped along to the Red Lion Inn for its second breakfast meeting last week.

Could Quitting Email Make You More Collaborative and Increase Productivity?

Raconteur Media | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Tech
Raconteur Media

He works for IBM Madrid, lives in Gran Canaria and his boss is based in the United States. So why on Earth did Luis Suarez decide to give up email? The social software evangelist tells Kate Bassettabout his take on life outside the inbox.

Microsoft So.cl, The New Social Network Powered By Bing

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Tech

They brought us the first popular free email service in Hotmail. Now Microsoft is playing catch up to Facebook, opening up its So.cl social network to...

Iran Threatens To Sue Google Over 'Omission Of Persian Gulf'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK

Iran is threatening to sue Google over the internet search giant's refusal to name a waterway on its map service. Google appears to have left the s...

Brin: Facebook And Apple Threaten Freedom Of The Internet

Guardian.co.uk | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Tech

The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the creation of the internet three decades ago are under greater threat than ever, ac...

Social Referral Marketing - Would You 'Like' a Voucher?

Ramy Khuffash | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Tech
Ramy Khuffash

Referral marketing is nothing new. Businesses have always recognised the power of referrals made by their customers. Something along the lines of "refer a friend and save 20% off your next bill" can be very effective for businesses.

Facebook: Decline and Discontent

Philip Keightley | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK Tech
Philip Keightley

For those that work in social media and keep a close eye on brand activity in social media, and in particular Facebook, there has long been a challenge to understand, interpret and report accurately on the figures and results.

How Search Engine Optimisation and Social Media Are Becoming One

Grant Leboff | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Tech
Grant Leboff

Many people still think of search engine optimisation (SEO) as separate from any social media activity they undertake. However, this is simply no longer the case. Social media is fast becoming the major way that people are sharing and, therefore, discovering new information online.

Google Plus Privacy Freak Out

Guardian.co.uk | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Tech

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Can Google+ Close The Gap On Facebook?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK Tech

Google's social network, Google+, is looking to close the gap on rival Facebook following a Christmas advertising campaign on American TV that include...

BT To Take On Google In Patent Row

PA | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

BT has become the latest in a line of tech companies to take on internet giant Google in the courts over a number of alleged patent infringements. ...