Battle Of The Social Media Platforms - Instagram V Snapchat

Mike Bandar | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Tech
Mike Bandar

In the summer of 2016, you likely opened Instagram to quite a surprise: colourful bubbles, full-screen videos, stickers galore...all of it vanishing a...

Snapchat's Spectacles Are Now Available In The UK

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Tech

Snapchat’s video-recording Spectacles are finally available here in the UK. The first of those extremely happy Snapbots has just landed in London ne...

How A Snap Election Produced A Snap Filter

Emma Hartley | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Tech
Emma Hartley

By partnering with technology companies like Snapchat, who is home to over 10 million daily UK users that on average spend 30 minutes of their day on the platform, we can reach the people that need to hear this important message in a way that is right for them.

Don't Fall Hook, Line And Sinker In A World Of Catfish

Claire Stead | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

We are all human, and as Nev Schulman states, what people ultimately want is to find a connection. Unfortunately however, there are people out there that exploit this fundamental human trait.

Who Cares About Borders And Walls When We Have A Teleporter?

Kara Melchers | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech
Kara Melchers

It took me 20 hours to travel to Texas for SXSW, including having to check-in twice even though I hadn't left the airport. When I arrived, Sony teleported me to Machu Picchu in seconds. I stood in a box, jumped and landed in Peru. And not one aggressive customs officer in sight.

Shedding Some Light On 'Dark Social': Why Content Must Be More Engaging Than Ever Before

Mick Entwisle | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Mick Entwisle

While Dark Social represents a major challenge for marketers looking to better measure and understand the different elements of their marketing, it also represents an opportunity for brands innovating in the space.

History Versus The Moonshot

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Dr Arlo Brady

In the years before my grandmother passed away she used to be able to tell fabulously colourful stories about the past, but sadly she was unable to te...

Apple's New App Lets You Make Social Videos On The Go

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Tech

Apple has announced a new app for iPhone and iPad that lets users create “expressive” videos for social networks. With a toolkit including filters...

In 2012 A School Invested In A Little-Known App Called Snapchat, Guess What Happens Next

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Tech

Back in 2012, Saint Francis High School in California invested $15,000 in a little-known app called Snapchat. This week Snapchat went public with a ma...

Unsafe Selfies And Check-In Troubles: Four Tips To Stay Safe Online

Claire Stead | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Facebook now sees eight billion average daily video views and Snapchat users aren't far behind, sending more than seven billion photos and videos each day. They say sharing is caring - and that's true to an extent. But when you overshare or share the wrong information online, that can often lead to tricky conversations or unintended consequences.

WhatsApp Status Launches On Monday: What Is It And How Do I Use It?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Tech

In yet another blow to the future of Snapchat, Whatsapp has now announced that they are rolling out a worldwide update to their app that will change h...

Snapchat's Spectacles Are One Step Closer To Launching In The UK

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech

Snapchat’s Spectacles are one step closer to launching in the UK. Having initially only been available via their quirky-yet-also-adorable vending ma...

The Video World Has Evolved... But Have Brands And Agencies Kept Up?

Mick Entwisle | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Mick Entwisle

Video is everywhere. Read this on a packed train, and you can be sure that at least half of those on their mobile are watching some form of video content; after all, 13% of adults' social media time is spent watching video, equating to around 10 minutes every day.

Snapchat's US Share Listing Is Set To Be The Biggest In Years

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Tech

It started life in California as an ephemeral photo-sharing app and quickly gained notoriety as a platform for sexting. Now Snapchat is heading for Wa...

Mum Uses Snapchat Filter To Stop Toddler Crying In An Instant

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Parents

A mum managed to stop her toddler screaming in less than 10 seconds, by introducing her to the latest bunny Snapchat filter. And it worked a treat. Th...

The Internet Was Not Designed With Children In Mind - Let's Make It A Better And Safer Place For Them

Anne Longfield | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK
Anne Longfield

The internet is a part of everyday life - and an incredible force for good. But it is irresponsible to let children roam in a world for which they're ill-prepared, which is subject to limited regulation and which is controlled by a small number of powerful organisations. It's critical children are educated better, understand what they're agreeing to when they join social media platforms and that their privacy is better protected. When it was created 25 years ago, the internet was not designed with children in mind but I believe the proposals in our report would help make it a better and safer place for children.

Forget 'Lazy Millenials' - The Young People Of Today Are As Ambitious As Ever

Ellen Johnson | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ellen Johnson

We may love to scroll through our social media feeds and watch funny videos of cats jumping on trampolines, but we also work extremely hard, and are as political, vocal and determined as ever. So let's end this catastrophic media storm on Millennials. 2017 is the year of Millennial success. And we will succeed in getting our true voices heard.

Get The Job You Want Using Snapchat

James Kirkham | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech
James Kirkham

You only have to look at the statistics - 60% of Snapchat users are under 25, 26% are 25-34 with only 12 percent of users aged 35 to 54 and just 2% over 55. Those users aren't all just selfie-obsessives. Snapchat users are also thought to be the most engaged of any social media channel.

Surgeon Live Streams Operation With Snapchat Spectacles For First Time Ever

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech

If you’ve got any surgery coming up, you might want to double check that your doctor isn’t planning on live streaming it to thousands of people on...

You Can Only Buy Snapchat's Smart Glasses From These Creepy Vending Machines

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech

Snapchat’s Spectacles are now available to buy, however before you can get your hands on one there’s a catch. You can only buy them from one of th...

Do You Suffer From FOMO?

Zeyna Sanjania | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zeyna Sanjania

Watching my Snapchat feed, the green monster inside me began to make an appearance as I saw, what seemed like, EVERYONE at a much coveted event. I tapped through short clips of customised cupcakes, gorgeous selfies and perfect poses. Damn it, why wasn't I invited? Everyone looks like they are having SO much fun. All those smiles prove it right?

Student Who Took Topless Selfie On Snapchat Arrested For Crashing Into A Police Car

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A university student has been arrested after she crashed into a police car while taking a topless selfie. US college freshman Miranda Rader, 19, slam...

The Rise Of The Social Shopper

Jon Lord | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jon Lord

We don't need to look too hard to uncover some of the motivation between these frequent m-shopping trips. Social media feeds are awash with inspirational images and every product imaginable. This means that every day, shoppers are flicking through catalogues-worth of products, styled and validated by their friends as well as an army of digital influencers that comprise their online network.

Will Snap(chat) Be For Cameras What Google Is For Search, And Facebook Is For Communications?

Jason Mander | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

So, with 2015 and 2016 having both been incorrectly touted as the year of the Wearable Revolution by some commentators, is it now safe to place your bets on 2017 being the one when Snap will finally manage to stimulate widespread acceptance and usage for this tech?

Guy's Post-Breakup Snapchats Are Nothing Short Of Genius

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us hit the ice cream hard after a tough breakup, but not snapchat user Azam College. He decided to mark his newfound singledom by sending a se...