UK Social Media

How Social Media Changed My Life

Debz Aiken | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Tech
Debz Aiken

As a chubby teenager I grew up without any real role models. Yes, I had teen idols and boyband crushes but I could never open up an issue of Sugar magazine and see someone like me staring back. Surrounded by thin friends and people who told me I should lose weight, it sometimes seemed like a lonely place. Thankfully I discovered the world of social media...

Making Memories Matter: How Social Networks Can Bring Light In the Darkness

Scott Rosenberg | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Tech
Scott Rosenberg

Many social networks are criticised for providing their communities with a news feed filled with angry political rants, tragic breaking news, and hundreds of posts about people struggling with illness or persona turmoil. We've turned this on its head, and developed a feature dedicated to sharing good news about advances in Alzheimer's care.

Forget Social Media, the Real Interest Is in Your Inbox

Jimmy Leach | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jimmy Leach

Like the return of vinyl to music, people are turning to email again as a source of wisdom.

Caitlin Moran's Daughter Using Twitter Gives Us Hope For Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK

Writer Caitlin Moran gave her 11-year-old daughter control over her Twitter account and it was pretty marvellous. Moran's 511,000 followers were su...

An Earworm Nightmare Waiting to Happen

Kieron Hayes | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
Kieron Hayes

The thing is, I don't care about your cat. I don't find it cute. I don't find other stuff about cats cute either. I don't really want to know what you've had for dinner either. I also don't want to know that you miss your poor old Mum and I really don't want to know about the fact that you've got a sore throat.

Myspace to Real life - How Tony Visconti Found Me on Myspace

Stephen Emmer | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Emmer

Way before Facebook took over, before Whatsapp and Twitter updates and global news every second, there was, once upon a time, MySpace. I was an avid member of it around 2007, as most musicians were at the time. I posted some music of my own on my profile page and one day I got a call from NYC, from a person who said he represented a well known music producer.

Twitter Picks Top Tweets, Pictures And Users Of 2012

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Tech

Twitter has revealed its favourite tweets, trends and pictures of 2012. One day after looking back in a different way by adding vintage filters to...

Website Scans Your Tweets To Find And Publish Your Address

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Tech

A website which crawls your Twitter feed to guess where you live and then publishes your address has led to controversy online - and an apparent overl...

Who Will Update Your Facebook Status If You Die?

Melanie Hick | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Tech

How are you going to update your Facebook status when you're dead? This real (after)life problem has a solution thanks to the iDie Facebook app. I...

Hackers Reveal UK Military And Civil Servants Details

PA | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Tech

British military officials, civil servants and parliamentarians have had their email addresses published on the internet after they were obtained by h...