Category Archives: Social Media

The average internet user has seven social media accounts

The majority of web users ‘like’ social media. Now spending more than two hours per day on over seven different social platforms, web users have never been so addicted to social media, according to data from the “GWI Social” report from analysts at GlobalWebIndex. The study reports that, across all age groups, 98% of web users polled use at… Read More »

Chinese social media giant is worth more than Facebook

Tencent (TCEHY) shares closed more than 2% higher in Hong Kong on Tuesday, valuing the social media and gaming giant at around $522 billion, according to FactSet. Facebook (FB, Tech30) is currently worth a little over $519 billion. Best known for its mobile messenger WeChat, Tencent had been threatening to unseat its Silicon Valley rival after a blockbuster year that saw its share price… Read More »

Smarter Hiring Starts With Social Media Recruiting

I’ve said it countless times: Meet your audience on their platform of choice. We’re no stranger to this tactic in the world of PR, digital and social media marketing agencies. You use social media for business strategies, but are you making the most of this cost-effective tool in your hiring process? How Social Fits Into Your Hiring Plan… Read More »

Twitter Now Supports 50-Character Display Names

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter users can now use display names with 50 characters Twitter recently doubled tweet character limit The changes now available for all Micro-blogging service Twitter has more than doubled the display name character count to 50. The new change comes merely days after all Twitter users received the 280-character tweet limit support. Previously, Twitter supported 20 character display… Read More »

Facebook Says Trained Person Will Review Nude Images to Curb Revenge Porn

Facebook has stressed that its experiment to fight revenge porn that requires users to provide their intimate images proactively to the social network where a “specially trained” professional reviews and hashes the image is voluntary. “To be clear, people can already report if their intimate images have been shared on our platform without their consent and we will remove… Read More »

Sexual Abuse Stories From Around The World Pour Out On Social Media

Celebrities and everyday people continued flooding social media with personal accounts of sexual assault and harassment Monday, responding to calls to break the culture of silence around such abuse. The massive global response was triggered by the allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of rape and abuse dating back decades. People shared stories and offered… Read More »

Social media bots threaten democracy. But we are not helpless

Can social bots – pieces of software that perform automated tasks – influence humans on social media platforms? That’s a question congressional investigators are asking social media companies ever since fears emerged that they were deployed in 2016 to influence the presidential election. Half a decade ago we were among a handful of researchers who could see the power of… Read More »

NCAA, Ball State expand social media partnership

Students in Ball State’s award-winning Sports Link program and staff in the NCAA’s championships digital and social media group will collaborate during the 2017-18 year on social content development for NCAA championship sports properties. The NCAA digital and social media group and Ball State have worked on various projects over the past seven years involving social media creation… Read More »

UK attorney general plans crackdown on ‘trial by social media’

The UK’s Attorney General is pondering whether to tighten up contempt of court laws and target Facebook and Twitter users who comment about live criminal trials. In a call for evidence made this morning, Jeremy Wright, QC, MP, asked for examples of court cases “in which social media has had an impact” to be forwarded to the Attorney… Read More »