Top 10 #ToryBingo memes: the story of a #PRfail in tweets

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#budget2014 cuts bingo & beer tax helping hardworking people do more of the things they enjoy. RT to spread the word pic.twitter.com/5vbL7RDAg5 -- Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) March 19, 2014 The Tories are currently in the midst of a particularly LOL-worthy PR fail after MP Grant Shapps tweeted a condescending ad aimed at "hardworking people".…

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The leader of Camden Council gets harassed about her Twitter account – here is her brilliant response

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The Labour leader of Camden Council, Sarah Hayward, was recently asked about her Twitter use by a fellow councillor. Here is her brilliant response. You can read all about her views on Arsenal, the X factor and more at Sarah_Hayward As for the questioner Paul Braithwaite, he is a Lib Dem with a Twitter account…

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Tweets and Vines to be shown on US cinema screens this summer

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Tweets and Vines can sure be entertaining. But are they entertaining enough to be plastered all over cinemas before big budget movies begin? Although we're not too sure, Twitter certainly feels its content is worthy of the silver screen. This week the micro-blogging platform confirmed a deal with in-cinema ad firm National CineMedia (also NCM)…

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Do brands deliberately screw up social media? Even Mastercard?

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So Twitter is exploding with chatter about Mastercard's woeful attempt to get journalists going to the BRIT awards to tweet in a certain way. Kudos to Press Gazette for breaking such a good story. But why has this happenned? Either it is because they (Mastercard and the agency involved) have marketers who are utterly clueless…

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The 6 most annoying things on Twitter

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Twitter is now vital to modern communications. Everyone who is anyone is on it - from the President of the United States right down to you and I... but that doesn't mean that it is always hassle free, and always a delight to use. So here's our top six most annoying things on Twitter. 1)…

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Twitter and Facebook masterclass – Mangal 2 and Wimpy Worthing

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So you have started your restaurant, the decor is finished, the menus printed and the chef is sharpening his kitchen knives. What you need next is a genius social media strategy that will have punters queueing round the corner to get in. So maybe you should start by cribbing from this Facebook site and this…

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How Twitter can help you fall in love (aah)

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Want to find yourself a partner. Well then get tweeting - that the implicaitons of a survey undertake by electronics retailer PIXmania.co.uk into how people are using social media to give Cupid's arrow a bit of a nudge. The survey, which questioned 2,500 16 -45 year olds, concluded that it takes on average 224 Tweets,…

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Arsenal hammer the New York Yankees but Barcelona FC rule the planet

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If you have ever wondered how popular US sport, and especially American Football is in relation to football as the rest of the world, take a look at this infographic. It shows how many followers the top football and Gridiron teams have in social media. And there really is no contest. Even the most popular…

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Is programming your Sky/Virgin Media box by Twitter on its way?

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Here's an interesting innovation that comes from Sky in Brazil but you can bet that it will happen here soon. The company has developed a new service for subscribers that enables people to make timed recording on its service using Twitter. The Sky customer registers their Twitter username on the Sky site, it is then…

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Glastonbury shock! Mumford and Sons more popular than The Rolling Stones!

Ashley Norris Features, Music, Social networking, Top Stories, Twitter Leave a Comment

So who was the most popular act at the Glastonbury festival this year? Well it has to be The Stones right whose Saturday night performance was the festival's biggest, and some have said best, gigs ever. However when it comes to Twitter the Stones actually ran out in second place. According to research undertaken by…

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Instagram Vs Vine – there's only one winner

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In case you haven't heard the news Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has launched a video recording app that is set to take on the Twitter owned Vine. Yes Vine remember that? The six second video app? In case you've forgotten here is a classic Vine to jog your memory. However it looks like…

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As tweeters confuse EDF with the EDL here are other classic Twitter mix ups

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You have to feel just a little bit sorry for the person running EDF Energy's Twitter account this morning. It sounds like they have been besieged by tweets angry about the behaviour of the protest group the EDL - English Defence League. So EDL and EDF Energy - that's quite a significant mistake to make.…

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Seven Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn buttons that really ought to exist

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Social media buttons. Everyone loves them and we all use them. They can express how you feel without you having to exert any energy at all in 1, thinking 2, actually writing something sensible. But there really ought to be more of them. Here are five that should be launched asap, but almost certainly won't…

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Twitter launches music app in the UK – but iPhone only…

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We wrote about Twitter's new music app a while back, so it is good to see that is is finally set to land in the UK today. Annoyingly the app, which allows users to discover new artists and songs by offering recommendations based on the people the user follows on the social network, is iPhone…

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The best Vine ever (for Harry Potter fans)? But are people still using Twitter's video app?

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Incredible to think but Twitter's Vine app is barely only a few months old, yet it has already gone from being an experimental way of shooting micro movies, through to the fave new tool of pornographers and back again. The question I have now though is are people still using the service? From an anecdotal…

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