Social Network

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.

Facebook Bans Fake News Sites After Election Controversy - Is It Too Little Too Late?

Philip Ellis | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

Facebook has followed the lead of Google and banned fake news sites from using its advertising network. This comes hot on the trail of public scrutiny surrounding the social network's unwitting proliferation of articles containing false information.

Facebook Is About To Show You Adverts, Even If You Use An Ad Blocker

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Tech

Ad Blocking will no longer work on Facebook after new updates by the social network override the software. For the first time Facebook will soon start...

Should We Be Doing More Than Changing Our Facebook Profile Picture?

Robin Pepper | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Tech
Robin Pepper

Please don't just change your picture because it's the latest internet trend. Solidarity isn't about changing your profile picture. It's too easy to do that. It's about changing your attitude and uniting with everyone. It's deeply screwed up and scary to think that if I changed my profile picture every time there is lives lost at the hands of extremism, I would be changing it every day.

Social Networks Face a Crisis of Relevance

Anthony Rose | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Tech
Anthony Rose

About a year ago, I began researching an idea for a new business. I had an inkling that our affair with social media was going through a rocky patch, and so I sat down in a Borough Market coffee house with a group of young people and asked them about their own social networking habits.

Am I a Periscope Silent Weirdo?

Jules Furness | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Tech
Jules Furness

I set up my profile and became one of those quiet weirdos just watching at first. I say weirdos. You're not weird if you watch, but if you're the one talking live on screen, it's pretty unnerving to see you have ten watchers and only one talking to you. It leaves me wondering "who are these people!?"

The Lifestyle Implications of Your Social Network

Sophie Dundovic | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Dundovic

Human beings are social animals. This is something we've known for a long time, but often neglect in practice. Maintaining our social interactions is a fundamental human need, and consequently holds many undervalued benefits to our health, our well-being and our economic prosperity.

Living With Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) My Daily Struggles

Olga Levancuka | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Today I am feeling extra brave. More surprised than impressed with my own bravery, I decide to leave the queue and explore the rest of the food stalls. 'Fish and Chips' was the first one on the corner and on my way home.

Twitter Executive Blows Plan To Buy Startup... On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

An executive at Twitter has accidentally leaked a plan to buy a startup company. On Twitter. Anthony Noto, CFO at the social network, sent out a...

Facebook Has Entered The World Of The 'Deep Web'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook, as of today, will now work over the 'deep web' Tor network, allowing those that use the anonymity-focused service to also access the site. ...

'Ello' Is Not Exactly Filled With Celebs Right Now...

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Tech

'Ello', the new barely-functioning anti-Facebook social network is garnering a lot of column inches right now. One of the things people like most a...

'Facebook For Rich People' Costs £5,500 To Join

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech

The thing about rich people, is they are different from you and me. They drive cars powered by tears, eat diamond-laced cyanide burgers and get excite...

Seven Levels of Facebook

Jacqueline Ward | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Tech
Jacqueline Ward

During lunch with my daughter the other day I found myself discussing Facebook. Again. It seems that everywhere people are checking their status or talking about social networking in general and Facebook in particular.

'We Can't Stop Them' Says Islamic State's Fave Social Network

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Tech

A social network used by Islamic State militants said it cannot stop the spread of graphic material on its servers -- for the simple reason that it do...

Facebook Can Also Influence Whether You're Likely To Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook can alter your mood based on what news stories it shows you. Apparently it can also manipulate whether you're likely to vote. Outrage h...

There Are Already Celebrities On Yo (As Far As Anyone Can Tell)

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Tech

There are serious concerns about Yo, the new messaging and social media app which has crashed into the Top 10 of the App Store on nothing more than th...

Facebook Has A New Feature, And You're Going To Hate It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has launched a new feature that enables users to personally request unpublished information like relationship status. The new feature, cal...

How To Get Twitter Mute Right Away

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech

Twitter has announced it will roll out the ability to mute annoying people you follow. The new feature allows you to block out irritating or repeti...

US Created Cuban Twitter Clone To Undermine Castro

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Tech

The Associated Press has learned the US government created of a 'Cuban Twitter,' a communications network designed to undermine the communist governme...

9 Interesting Things We Learned From Twitter's 'First Tweets' Tool

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech

So Twitter has launched "First Tweet" - a simple website where you can find out... guess? Your first Tweet. Obviously it's provoking a huge amou...

What Was Your First Tweet? Find Out Now!

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech

Twitter has unveiled an easy way for users to find their "first tweet" on the eighth anniversary of the social network's launch. Using the new and ...

Facebook HQ Placed In Lockdown After Mysterious 'Threat'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook's California office was placed on "lockdown" after an apparent security threat, police have said. The office at Menlo Park in San Francisc...

Facebook Ditches Email For Good

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Tech

What'sApp will quickly grow to more than a billion users, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said. The mobile phone application was bought by Fac...

Here Are 49 Companies Worth Less Than 'WhatsApp'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech

What'sApp has sold to Facebook for more than $19 billion - and in the process has become one of the world's most valuable companies. The deal - whi...

There Are Now 56 Ways To Describe Your Gender On Facebook

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Tech

Transgender activists have hailed a decision by Facebook to increase its range of gender options to more than 50 as a "big advance". The social net...