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Tech & social headlines: G+ & Twitter preferred by young US Democrats

The top pick today has to be the US study into the politics of social platforms. The study polled 3,058 young Americans finding that some social channels were more heavily republican versus democrat (and vice versa). Along with the link to the article below (including an interesting chart showing the comparison), I have also embedded the full #HarvardYouthPoll […]

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Daily social & tech headlines: Time to discuss ‘screen-based media’?

My top pick today is the piece by TIME magazine asking to put an end to the term ‘mobile’ when discussing technology. They make a compelling argument, and one I completely agree with. I’d go further and add ‘digital’ as another overused term. Digital now covers so many areas, used interchangeably for online ads through to interactive websites, […]

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Daily social & tech headlines: Content is (still) king, long live the king

Two digital marketing how-to guides in my top picks today. The first from FastCompany provides an exhaustive list of tips and examples for any business to ‘find their voice’. The underlying message that comes across is around content. Good content is often the difference that makes the difference; from storytelling to refining your brand ‘voice’, it is a […]

Daily social & tech headlines: Bullied teachers and the rise of anonymity

 “We don’t need no education” – Pink Floyd, The Wall I’m showing my age, but when I was at school we wouldn’t dare talk back to a teacher, never-mind try to bully them. Which is why my top pick today is so disconcerting. The UK’s ‘Independent’ newspaper reports that 21% of 7,500 teachers polled have been bullied by pupils […]

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Daily social & tech headlines: The fear factor

“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” ― George Orwell, 1984 ‘Fear’ best sums up today’s top picks. It arises from three different perspectives. The first pick is a piece from the Washington Post which looks at individual’s fears around big data, or more accurately, erosion of privacy. Vivek Wadwa […]

Top 5 iPhone London Travel Apps (just in time for the Olympics)

London is truly one of the best cities in the World. Yet, getting around can be a challenge. With all the events this year – especially the Olympics – knowing how to get from A to B will require great skill. This is where my favourite iPhone travel Apps come into their own. They regularly […]

If Content is King, Quotability is Queen – the power of social search

Social Search is a new buzzword for any comms professional – and should be something anyone who cares about the reputation of their organisation understands.  After all, Google is often the front line for any business.  If you don’t appear on the first page results, or if the 1 sentence pitch in the results isn’t […]