18 February 2014
With image-based content and image-focused platforms continuing to dominate the social sphere, we’re seeing a rise in apps encouraging everyone to find their inner artist. Here we take a look at two popular platforms to see what they might offer to social early adopters – and to brands.…Read more...
16 February 2014
Hackers can use Snapchat to disable iPhones
A new security vulnerability recently discovered by a security researcher reportedly allows hackers to temporarily freeze the operation of iPhones via denial of service. The researcher, Jaime Sanchez, who works for Telefonica in Spain, discovered the hack with another researcher, which allows a single user account to send thousands of messages at once, clogging the service, and ultimately disabling the device that was sending them.…Read more...
14 February 2014
With the inexorable rise of social media fuelling more and more brand campaigns, we’re seeing the volume of company budget and resources being pumped into these channels increase, in the battle to create ever bigger, bolder – and occasionally better – executions.…Read more...
13 February 2014
I love this keynote from Steven van Belleghem. Why?
Because it’s a passionate, persuasive rallying call for established businesses to feel the fear and innovate anyway. Van Belleghem quite rightly insists that, unless both organisations and individuals adapt to emerging technologies and behaviours, they will get destroyed by the next generation of socially-savvy businesses (or the next wave of disruptive offerings from the current big boys such as Google and Amazon).…Read more...
11 February 2014
Last week was a big one for Facebook as it celebrated its tenth birthday, announced that the company has 1.23 billion (yes, with a b) monthly active users and released Paper, its latest stand-alone app.
Facebook, which started out as a single product, now has six separate apps available for download (Facebook, Camera, Messenger, Poke, Pages, and Paper) that were once housed under the social network’s own roof.…Read more...
10 February 2014
Thomson Reuters adds Twitter sentiment analysis
Earlier this week, news giant Thomson Reuters announced that it would begin providing sentiment analysis of news, specifically including Twitter, to its suite of available information products. The information is intended to provide financial professionals with competitive insight on public opinion of given companies.…Read more...
07 February 2014
I’ve been advocating the implementation of social media policies within organisations for a long time. With good reason; there are so many instances of social media failure in commercial contexts where (often young or ignorant) employees have damaged the reputation of a firm by acting in an inappropriate manner online.…Read more...
06 February 2014
Almost every brand has a suite of social presences nowadays, but few of them display real creativity or leadership in how they inspire their fans to engage with them. IKEA Norway is a great example of how to do it right.…Read more...
05 February 2014
Four hundred million photos are shared per day between Facebook and Instagram and a similar number of “snaps” are sent on Snapchat alone. Social media is saturated with image sharing apps, making it increasingly difficult for entrants to offer something new.…Read more...
03 February 2014
Twitter updates Android app photo sharing
As an update to its Android OS application, Twitter has added new features for editing and sharing photos. Among these features are the ability to choose the aspect ratio of the photo cropping, and rotating an image.…Read more...