Zuckerberg’s resolutions for Facebook’s newsfeed. What should we expect?
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Zuckerberg’s resolutions for Facebook’s newsfeed. What should we expect?

Mark Zuckerburg has started the new year with a resolution to take Facebook back to basics and to ensure that time spent on the social media monolith is ‘time well spent’.  For Facebook, this starts with an updated news feed. Rather than seeing viral videos and promoted news content, we should expect to see and … Continue reading

Dating apps booming despite sevenfold rise in reported crimes
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Dating apps booming despite sevenfold rise in reported crimes

The number of reported crimes involving sites such as Tinder and Grindr has increased sevenfold in the last two years, according to figures released from 30 police forces across England and Wales. Only 55 crimes were reported to the police in 2013, rising to 204 in 2014 and again to 412 last year. Crimes of … Continue reading

Zero hours contracts: a 2015 general election hot potato
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Zero hours contracts: a 2015 general election hot potato

In the run-up to the UK General Election, last month I wrote a feature for Real Business which is reproduced below.  Following last week’s first TV ‘debate’ which saw both David Cameron and Ed Miliband declare they could not work under zero hours contracts, it is likley that both parties manifestos will address this thorny … Continue reading

EU Parliament votes in favour of Google break-up
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EU Parliament votes in favour of Google break-up

I spoke to Sally Bundock on the BBC’s World Business Report early in the morning of 26 November 2014, ahead of the European Parliament’s vote to curb the dominant position of Google in Europe. The vote follows a series of curbs made at European and EU Member State level, including the introduction of the ‘right to be … Continue reading

Arise News: Facebook pushes into Africa
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Arise News: Facebook pushes into Africa

Facebook, through its collaborative Internet.org platform, has introduced a free to use app in Zambia, allowing local users to access the social network, search engine Google and other local information and services. Initially offered to subscribers to the Airtel network, the service allows the use of certain sites without data charges being incurred.  This will mean that more people will … Continue reading

HR3.0 – managing employees in the digital world
Employment Issues / Social Media

HR3.0 – managing employees in the digital world

The unstoppable rise in social media presents both opportunities and challenges for HR professionals. A basic understanding of what is on offer and an appreciation of the inherent risks is essential for the good management and control of this often wayward communications tool. Social media is a phenomenon. For example, in just over 10 short … Continue reading

The business of internet dating
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The business of internet dating

How better to spend a romantic Valentine’s day, than discussing the business of internet dating? Valued at anywhere between $1billion and $4billion each year and with an ever growing number of specialist sites, apps and offerings, it is perhaps surprising that only 1 in 10 singles are engaging in online dating opportnities. I joined the team at Arise News to … Continue reading