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

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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Becca CaddyTweets and Vines to be shown on US cinema screens this summer

Do brands deliberately screw up social media? Even Mastercard?

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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Ashley NorrisDo brands deliberately screw up social media? Even Mastercard?

The 6 most annoying things on Twitter

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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James O'MalleyThe 6 most annoying things on Twitter

Twitter and Facebook masterclass – Mangal 2 and Wimpy Worthing

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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Ashley NorrisTwitter and Facebook masterclass – Mangal 2 and Wimpy Worthing

How Twitter can help you fall in love (aah)

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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Ashley NorrisHow Twitter can help you fall in love (aah)

80s pop legend Prince hits Twitter (and he is good for a retweet too!)

Now here's one person you wouldn't expect to see on Twitter, yep Prince the squiggled one of yore who has in the past railed against the web even telling the Daily Mirror back in 2010 that he thought the Internet was over. He has also apparently intended to file lawsuits against eBay, YouTube and the…

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Ashley Norris80s pop legend Prince hits Twitter (and he is good for a retweet too!)

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

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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Ashley NorrisArsenal hammer the New York Yankees but Barcelona FC rule the planet

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

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

BBC's Glasto stats: Arctic Monkeys big on mobile and more

Well as you know all too well the BBC were all over this year's Glastonbury and today released a few stats about its coverage: A record 1.5 million unique browsers - an increase of 98 per cent from the last Glastonbury in 2011, this means that not only was there more coverage, there were more…

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NGLoBuglioBBC's Glasto stats: Arctic Monkeys big on mobile and more

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

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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Ashley NorrisGlastonbury shock! Mumford and Sons more popular than The Rolling Stones!

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

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

Vine makes some cool new amends – adds Selfies videos

A month or so ago I wondered out loud whether people were still using Vine, that Twitter backed animated GIF/mini video type thing that was all the rage earlier in the year.. Well it seem that Vine has been listening to what its user have been saying and has now introduced a few very worthwhile…

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Ashley NorrisVine makes some cool new amends – adds Selfies videos

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

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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Ashley NorrisSeven Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn buttons that really ought to exist

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

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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Ashley NorrisTwitter launches music app in the UK – but iPhone only…

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

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

Are hash tags # coming to Facebook now? And would you use them?

The WSJ has a report today that Facebook is considering using Twitter style hashtags to help people stay up to date with breaking stories and key conversations on its social networking platform. According to the paper hashtags are currently being tested so that users can track conversations about specific topics. The paper also notes that…

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Ashley NorrisAre hash tags # coming to Facebook now? And would you use them?

Big surprise as Twitter readies music disovery app Twitter Music

Didn't see this one coming. There's going to be another big player in the online music market - Twitter. In a scoop from Cnet, the website says that after acquiring the music discovery service We Are Hunted last year Twitter is now going to put together an Apple iPhone and iPad iOS app called Twitter…

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Ashley NorrisBig surprise as Twitter readies music disovery app Twitter Music