How to complain on Twitter: A six step plan for sure-fire social justice

Whether it’s dodgy products, bad food or collective public rage, Twitter is now apparently the quickest way to get a response from a brand. But that’s only when they do respond. It’s also the least satisfying channel for complaints, with only 39 per cent of UK organisations able to answer questions successfully through their Twitter…

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Lauren BravoHow to complain on Twitter: A six step plan for sure-fire social justice

Twitter confirms its (terrible) timeline changes are real

A couple of days ago, we speculated that Twitter might just be toying with us/playing a prank/having a momentary aberration in its decision to treat favourites like retweets for some users. But the company has now confirmed its new policy, which means we should all brace ourselves for the change. Their updated support page says…

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Diane ShipleyTwitter confirms its (terrible) timeline changes are real

Twitter’s turning favourites into retweets, for some reason

Twitter is experimenting with a new feature that effectively turns favourites into retweets for some users. Whereas Facebook wanted to mess with our minds, it seems that Twitter just wants to mess with our feeds. But it’s hard to tell which might be the most irritating. Twitter’s long been a fan of experimentation and often…

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Diane ShipleyTwitter’s turning favourites into retweets, for some reason

The Premier League wants fans to stop posting videos

Football fans and broadcasters alike are excited for the new season to start tomorrow, but the Premier League is in a grump about the potential money-losing effects of smartphone video. As they told the BBC, they’ve developed software to track online uploads of gifs and Vines that show goals or other momentous moments (red cards,…

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Diane ShipleyThe Premier League wants fans to stop posting videos

Our top 8 apps for photo sharing and storing #PhotoWeek: Instagram, Flickr, Path

It seems we're all so obsessed with editing our photos that we've forgotten where we should be sharing them. Here's our rundown of the top 8 apps to share, store and save your photos, whether you're looking to build followers, join a dedicated community or just keep everything in one organised spot. 1. Instagram This…

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Laura KiddOur top 8 apps for photo sharing and storing #PhotoWeek: Instagram, Flickr, Path

Our top 8 apps for photo sharing and storing #PhotoWeek [part two]: Instagram, Flickr, Path

5. Path A viable alternative to the at-times screeching noise of Facebook TMI overload, Path offers an altogether calmer, more reflective social media space. A "private social network", it’s well suited to sharing photos and thoughts with close friends and family only, so if you want to share all 50 of those cute baby photos…

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Laura KiddOur top 8 apps for photo sharing and storing #PhotoWeek [part two]: Instagram, Flickr, Path

Are these your next 4 social networks? Shots, Secret, Pencourage, PumpUp

If you're getting bored of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you're obviously not the only one, as there are so many more social networks out there that are still managing to tempt new users away from the social media giants. With users tiring of being trolled on Twitter, there are social networks popping up everywhere trying…

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Hayley MinnAre these your next 4 social networks? Shots, Secret, Pencourage, PumpUp

INSIGHT – Why favouriting tweets should be stopped

I’m sorry everyone. I’m going to have to come out and say it. I don’t like people who favourite on Twitter. I’m guilty of doing it too, and thus a hypocrite, but here’s why it’s rubbish, and shouldn’t be a thing. Twitter is not Facebook, and shouldn’t be used in the same way. Like everyone…

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Hayley MinnINSIGHT – Why favouriting tweets should be stopped

5 shocking pictures of last night’s thunderstorm

Unless you’re the deepest sleeper in the world (or you don’t live in London), you’ll have been rudely awoken by a really loud thunderstorm last night, complete with lightning. While we weren’t very impressed by the lack of sleep we got from this meteorological nightmare, we’re very impressed with some of the pictures and videos…

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Hayley Minn5 shocking pictures of last night’s thunderstorm

The new narcissism: why am I addicted to my own Facebook profile?

I’d like to admit something, and ask politely that none of you judge me. We are all friends here, in the cozy and confidential circle of trust that is the internet, aren’t we? Right then, here goes. My name is Lauren, and I Facebook-stalk myself. I am ashamed of the amount of time I spend…

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Lauren BravoThe new narcissism: why am I addicted to my own Facebook profile?

The World Cup broke loads of social media records!

Were you watching the match last night? The World Cup Final broke records on Facebook and Twitter last night, for social media usage. Facebook revealed that 88 million people left more than 280 million posts, comments and likes about the Germany vs Argentina game, surpassing the previous record of 245 million interactions, held by the…

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Hayley MinnThe World Cup broke loads of social media records!

Twitter exacerbates relationship problems, says study

If you find yourself bickering with your partner over Twitter, watch out: it’s a warning sign your relationship could be on thin ice. At least, that’s according to new research from the University of Missouri-Columbia, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Russell Clayton, a doctoral student in the journalism department, surveyed 581…

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Diane ShipleyTwitter exacerbates relationship problems, says study

Everyone needs to stop spoiling Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead now!

We all know how annoying it is when our favourite TV shows get ruined by great big massive spoilers on Twitter or Facebook, and now it has been revealed that this has happened at least once to three quarters of Britons. With Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead being the most commonly…

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Hayley MinnEveryone needs to stop spoiling Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead now!

Need £100? Hidden Cash is coming to London this weekend!

We could all do with an extra £100 under our belts, couldn't we? So, we're excited for online treasure hunt Hidden Cash to come to London this weekend. If you haven't heard of Hidden Cash before, it uses Twitter to post clues as to the whereabouts of a number of envelopes containing £100, and has…

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Hayley MinnNeed £100? Hidden Cash is coming to London this weekend!

What British values are, according to Twitter

Education Secretary Michael Gove said earlier today that, in the future, all of England’s 20,000 primary and secondary schools will have to promote British values of tolerance and fairness, after findings revealed that schools in Birmingham had been taken over by Islamists. While we're still trying to work out what exactly British values are, we…

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Hayley MinnWhat British values are, according to Twitter

Half of Twitter inadvertently admit to taking drugs, as 'god of ecstasy' Alexander Shulgin dies

Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, who earned the nickname "Godfather of ecstasy" for developing a new method of synthesis for MDMA and introducing it to psychologists in the 1970s, died today from liver cancer, aged 88. Shulgin's work has obviously been controversial, as he's been cited as the creator of ecstasy, which he tested on himself, his…

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Hayley MinnHalf of Twitter inadvertently admit to taking drugs, as 'god of ecstasy' Alexander Shulgin dies

10 best tweets about the Oxford Circus octopus

As you may have heard, a giant octopus stranded right in the centre of Oxford Circus in central London caused havoc for commuters this morning. It has now been revealed that it was part of a PR stunt for Betfair, presumably a tribute to Paul the "oracle octopus" who made headlines during the 2010 World…

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Hayley Minn10 best tweets about the Oxford Circus octopus

Giant Betfair octopus stranded at Oxford Circus, Twitter melt down ensued

Yep, you read that right. This morning a giant octopus was stranded right in the centre of Oxford Circus in central London. No one is quite sure why the polystyrene beast from the deep ended up stuck in the middle of the busy junction, but according to TfL it's now out of the way and…

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Becca CaddyGiant Betfair octopus stranded at Oxford Circus, Twitter melt down ensued

@HiddenCash: Twitter scavenger hunt comes to the UK

Earlier in the week the @HiddenCash Twitter account made headlines for starting a feel-good social experiment in San Francisco that saw an anonymous tweeter hide money around the city and leave clues for strangers to find the hidden treasure. Well fear not UK readers, because it looks like the trend has spread across the pond…

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Becca Caddy@HiddenCash: Twitter scavenger hunt comes to the UK