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July Social Media Roundup

Twitter now lets all users apply for a verified account – Any Twitter user can now request verification and apply for the ‘blue tick’, a mark of authenticity given to celebrities, influencers and businesses. Previously, Twitter would make the decision entirely at its own discretion, and this new option means any individual or company can…

Social media & the US election

The world is currently on tenterhooks watching what has undoubtedly become one of the most newsworthy elections ever – the US Presidential race. It would also be fair to say that this particular election is the “social media election”. The last race, in 2012, was the first since Twitter use became mainstream, with around 200…

Safety in Numbers: Iconoclastic Monikers and the Wisdom of Crowds

  The NERC’s new research vessel and its flotilla of supporters strike a blow to the Natural Environment Research Council – and Aristotle… The wisdom of crowds has always been an intriguing phenomenon. Aristotle’s 4th Century BC theory that the collective insight from a group of individuals can be as accurate as that of a…

February Social Media Roundup

  Facebook launched reactions – Facebook has officially launched the reactions feature, expanding the range of Facebook-compatible emotions from one (like) to six (like, love, haha, wow, sad and angry). Facebook’s 1.6 billion users click on the original ‘Like’ button more than 6 billion times a day—more frequently than people conduct searches on Google. What…