What Happens in One Internet Minute?

One minute. What can you do online in one minute…check an email, send a tweet… share a picture on Facebook? One minute. Sixty seconds. It’s not long when you think about it but a lot can happen in a minute, especially in an internet minute, when there are millions of other people doing exactly what you are doing in that very same minute.

Facebook Set to Tackle ‘Click- Baiting’

Facebook announced this week that it is making some improvements to the News Feed function on its site. There will be two updates, the first is to help reduce click-baiting headlines, and the second is to help people see links shared on Facebook in the best format. ‘Click-baiting’ is a method where publishers post vague links with a headline to encourage people to click on […]

Bing follows Google in launching ‘right to be forgotten’ form

Microsoft’s search engine ‘Bing’ has introduced its right to be forgotten form allowing Europeans to ask for pages of web content to be removed from its online search results. The form, similar to the one that we saw Google introduce last month, gives its users an opportunity to request a link to be blocked from the site, which may be detrimental to their character, which will […]

Walkthrough: How to invite LinkedIn connections to Like your Facebook page

Setting aside that most of the people who have Liked your Facebook page probably don’t get to see your posts anyway, size still matters – at least to company bosses. Unless your page is about laughing babies or cars or Justin Bieber, building your audience of Likes for a Facebook page can be a little hard work, especially if you’re not prepared to pay Facebook […]

Is Facebook forcing page owners to pay to have their posts shown?

The newish corporate face of Facebook has proven that indeed there is no such thing as a free lunch. Let me ask you this: when you post on your facebook page do you feel snubbed by your thousands of followers? Feel like you are speaking to yourself? Unless you’re posting funny videos, pictures of cute kittens or Justin Bieber it seems most people can no […]

Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed

Facebook announced even more changes to its News Feed algorithm, aimed at “cleaning up News Feed spam”. Facebook will be targeting three specific types of posts, and stop showing them in the News Feed: like-baiting, frequently circulated content, and spammy links. Organic reach is already nearly evaporated for most Pages, so it’s kind of like “who cares?” at this point. The real damage is already […]

Vizify to shut down following Yahoo! acquision, not so yahoo…

Swanky-looking social data visualisation firm Vizify has announced that following its acquisition by Yahoo! it will be “sunsetting the Vizify service” which is a polite and rather obscure way of saying they’re binning it. In a newsletter sent out today they said that as “part of their transition to Yahoo”, they will no longer be allowing new signups or purchases of paid plans.

Socia Media ‘oops’ after David Cameron’s Twitter follows ‘escorts’

Even the highest profile public figures have fallen victim to cutting corners with whom they trust to manage their social media. Yesterday’s BBC report reveals the British Premier is no stranger to getting the odd splash of egg on his face. “Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to accidentally follow a high-class escort agency on Twitter,” it reads. “Number 10 told the BBC the account had been followed […]

Twitter tightens its security measures to stop rise in bogus emails

In a bid to stop email spoofing, Twitter has implemented a new technology called DMARC. This follows an increase in reports of phishing emails that appear to come from twitter.com addresses. Josh Aberant from Twitter said: “there’s no shortage of bad actors sending emails that appear to come from a Twitter.com address in order to trick you into giving away key details about your Twitter […]