Snapchat launches feature for remembering birthdays

Snapchat has launched a new feature to make it fun and easy to remember and celebrate your Snapchat friends' birthdays! The Birthdays Mini pulls together a list of all your friends who have allowed their birthday to be seen on Snapchat (instructions on how below), so you can see all the upcoming and recent birthdays,…

World data suggests TikTok is most popular social app, claims study

TikTok may have the crown as the most downloaded social media app globally during the pandemic, but new research by comparethemarket.com reveals that Facebook is still Brits’ favourite platform – and that only one in 10 (11%) favour the video-based app. Following data revealing the top eight downloaded apps over the pandemic, comparethemarket.com polled UK social media…

Half of employers regularly check workers’ social media accounts

Research collated by Instant Offices shows that almost half of UK employers (47%) admit to checking up on current employees via social media.   Additionally, 34% say that they have gone one step further and reprimanded or even fired an employee in the worst-case scenario due to the content they posted on their social media. …

UK adults spent more time online in 2020 than those from other nations

UK adults spent more time online on computers, smartphones or tablets in 2020 than those in other European countries, according to Ofcom’s annual study into the nation’s online habits. Its Online Nation 2021 report looked at an unprecedented year, when communication, entertainment, culture, retail, work and education moved more online. UK adults spent more than…

Book review: Always On by Rory Cellan-Jones

Smartphones haven't just replaced several consumer devices in one, they've also had a profound effect on society, helping to prevent the spread of everything from covid to cancer. Blogger and editor of Where Are We Now? Simon Poulter reviews BBC Technology Editor Rory Cellan-Jones' new book, Always On: Hope and Fear in the Social Smartphone…

Who is most likely to leave social media? US citizens top list, claims study

Image Credit: Frank Gaertner / Shutterstock Social media has become an essential part of our daily lives. And while it has many positive attributes, it can be a very toxic environment at times. This was recently exemplified by retired French footballer Thierry Henry quitting social media due to cyberbullying and racism.…

Top 5 TikTok Workout Trends – should you embrace or avoid?

There are plenty of workout trends and challenges circulating at the moment, many of which are being widely shared on social media site TikTok. You may have even come across some of these viral challenges yourself. However, recent research found that 1 in 4 TikTok fitness influencers are giving the wrong advice. As there seems…
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Increase Your Business’ Efficiency With These 7 Tips

Improving your business’ efficiency can be a challenging task. You have to approach your situation realistically and avoid misjudgments, as these can lead to overworking your employees in pursuit of unrealistic goals. On the other hand, sometimes the smallest changes can substantially impact your employees’ productivity and efficiency. As such, making your business the best…

Taking Your eCommerce Site to the Next Level in 9 Simple Steps

Undeniably, the current pandemic has influenced many aspects of our lives, from the way we interact with others to how we conduct business. The way we shop and buy our supplies is not excluded! Indeed, statistics show that the pandemic has drastically accelerated the eCommerce industry, which has today become one of the most flourishing…

1 in 5 at risk of fraud because of social media oversharing

A fifth of adults have put themselves at ‘significant’ risk of internet fraud by oversharing on social media, according to a study. Birthday dates, names of pets, phone numbers and even their home address are among the personal details most commonly shared by the 2,000 adults polled. But despite this, 29 per cent of adults…