Silence is golden (or more proof social media metrics mislead)

Captura-de-pantalla-2015-05-05-a-las-14.00.25 In the lead piece for our last newsletter, Smoking Gun PR head honcho and all round public relations mastermind Rick Guttridge waxed lyrical why It’s nice to be liked on social media, but better to get engaged. He’s not alone in this mistrust of basic social media metrics, and now a social media agency based in Minneapolis, U.S.A., has provided...

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The Blagger’s Blog 16th January 2015

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Thought for the Week 

“[H]earing it over when you played it was like waterboarding I guess. ” Fox News pundit Steven Emerson, reacting to his own comments that Birmingham, UK, is a city non-Muslims are no longer welcome in, which sparked outrage amongst the reasonably-minded...

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5 reasons journalism is saving Vine

vine When Twitter launched its stand-alone short video sharing site people were fast to pick up on its potential in a number of areas. From 10-seconds of comedy to quick-fire marketing stunts, it was clear that the platform was going to offer plenty of entertainment value. Times have changed. With falling user numbers and plummeting inbound links to Vine, some experts...

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Anonymous social media cannot impede the law

460773149 They say the era of the selfie is coming to an end. Whether that’s true or not, it’s hard to deny that online networking is turning from self-promotion to faceless engagement, but what does this mean for crime and redemption? With news hitting this month that Facebook is preparing to launch Rooms, a stand-alone social media app that allows users...

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The Blagger’s Blog 10th October 2014

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Thought for the Week 

“We’re screwed.” White House Correspondent Major Garrett commenting on the arrival of the ebola virus in the U.S. following a press conference on the risk to public health a day before the UK began screening for the infection at all airports. The...

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