To Avoid Special Surprises on Social Media, Curate, Don't Control

To Avoid Special Surprises on Social Media, Curate, Don't Control

20.02.2014
Cursory lessons all round this week on Social Media - as two quite different organisations trying to assert too much control of their message...
Facebook Turned Down WhatsApp Founder For A Job In 2009

Facebook Turned Down WhatsApp Founder For A Job In 2009

20.02.2014
What a difference five years makes. Back in 2009, WhatsApp co-founder sent out the following tweet after going for a job at Facebook: Facebook...
This Twitter User Was Apparently Warped Into H&M's Official Account

This Twitter User Was Apparently Warped Into H&M's Official Account

19.02.2014
There was shock, drama and intrigue on Twitter this afternoon, after it appeared a user was warped without warning into the official H&M...
This Account Is Tweeting 'Top Gun' Frame By Frame

This Account Is Tweeting 'Top Gun' Frame By Frame

19.02.2014
Someone... pic.twitter.com/yKVyuxA6fF— 555 µHz (@555uhz) January 24, 2014 Is... pic.twitter.com/UkHLgJ315q— 555 µHz (@555uhz)...
#Delicious Or #Desperate? Brand Launches 'Social Media' Friendly Food

#Delicious Or #Desperate? Brand Launches 'Social Media' Friendly Food

Asa Bennett  17.02.2014
Birds Eye has announced it'll launch a new range of potato shapes, "Mashtags" (Mas#tags), especially for social media savvy potato-lovers....
Meet Your New Favourite Twitter Account

Meet Your New Favourite Twitter Account

Chris York  17.02.2014
Meet your new favourite Twitter account... This is Drawn Your Tweet, an account that does exactly that - draws your tweets in a gorgeously...
The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

14.02.2014
Thought there wasn't anything funny to be found in flooding, Eric Pickles or the death of a giraffe? You haven't spent much time on Twitter. Yes,...
'Big Ballet' Stars Get Viewers Emotional

'Big Ballet' Stars Get Viewers Emotional

14.02.2014
The brave stars of Channel 4's 'Big Ballet' documentary have been given their dream roles in a Swan Lake production, years after some were...
Police Question Man Dressed As Banana With AK47 Rifle On His Back

Police Question Man Dressed As Banana With AK47 Rifle On His Back

Sara C Nelson  14.02.2014
Police have questioned a man dressed as a banana with an AK47 rifle slung across his back. The 18-year-old was briefly detained after...
ReadWomen2014: What Is Women's Fiction Anyway?

ReadWomen2014: What Is Women's Fiction Anyway?

14.02.2014
In much the same way as a book by a male author about relationships or 'the domestic' (whatever that means) would never be given a pink...

Love Twitter; US and UK Style

13.02.2014
Courtney Love has successfully defended her former lawyer's US Twitter libel claim - 'Twibel' as it been labelled by media and on social...
Twitter's Take On 'Roses Are Red'

Twitter's Take On 'Roses Are Red'

13.02.2014
With each tweet being no more than 140 characters, Twitter is the perfect place for pithy one-liners, short poems or, in the case of the...
Arabic Voiceover Artist For Donald Duck Fired Over 'Anti-Zionist' Tweet

Arabic Voiceover Artist For Donald Duck Fired Over 'Anti-Zionist' Tweet

Paul Vale  13.02.2014
The actor who provided the voice for Donald Duck in the Middle East has been allegedly fired for tweeting that Israel should be "demolished"....
If Cleopatra and Elvis Had Twitter, This Is What They Would Post

If Cleopatra and Elvis Had Twitter, This Is What They Would Post

13.02.2014
Following a recent social media debate held for young people at ITV studios on Southbank, social media stereotypes have been playing on...