Snapchat CEO reveals plans for future
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Snapchat CEO reveals plans for future

Snapchat CEO, 24 year-old Evan Spiegel, has said that an initial public offering (IPO) is “really important” for the ephemeral social media platform. Since it launched in 2011, Snapchat has grown to 100million registered users actively engaging with the platform each day. Of those, 65% upload ‘snaps’ – photos, pictures and videos – which are shared … Continue reading

Huff Post Live interview: Facebook faces class action claim in Europe
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Huff Post Live interview: Facebook faces class action claim in Europe

A 25,000 member class action has been considered against Facebook by a court in Austria.  Following alleged breaches of EU privacy law, mass surveillance and involvement in the NSA’s Prism snooping programme, privacy campaigner Max Schrems has officially filed the complaint which is currently being considered.  A decision on whether the claim can succeed to a full consideration is … Continue reading

Terror threat fears force Police to steer clear of social media
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Terror threat fears force Police to steer clear of social media

More than 200,000 Police officers across the UK have been instructed to take extra care on social media sites because of fears that terrorists are monitoring online activities in preparation for an attack. As well as warnings to be vigilant on social media, the instruction also applies to offline activity.  A spokesperson has confirmed this … Continue reading

‘Zuckersaurus’ is born to guide Facebook users out of the privacy stone age
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‘Zuckersaurus’ is born to guide Facebook users out of the privacy stone age

Earlier this year, a survey found that 58% of Facebook users don’t care about their privacy online, but it hasn’t stopped Facebook addressing this issue head on.  The social network has introduced a dinosaur advisor across it’s worldwide interface to bring users out of the ‘privacy stone-age’. Nicknamed the ‘Zuckersaurus’ after it’s founder, the animated dinosaur will … Continue reading

BOOKING NOW OPEN: Social Media Week, London
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BOOKING NOW OPEN: Social Media Week, London

I’ll be hosting a series of events during Social Media Week, all of which are FREE to attend (yes, FREE!) Covering a wide range of topics suitable for businesses, charities, directors, managers and employees, four events will run at a number of locations all within walking distance of Old Street’s Silicone Roundabout. The events are: 23 September … Continue reading

Arresting statistics – when should social media misconduct result in dismissal?
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Arresting statistics – when should social media misconduct result in dismissal?

Recent reports that officers and civilians working for our Police services have been dismissed or ‘invited to resign’ make for shocking reading.  What we have not been told, however, is what levels of misconduct have resulted in the termination of their employment. By way of example, in one force alone, a total of 828 resported cases of … Continue reading

Transport Times: Social media in a crisis situation
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Transport Times: Social media in a crisis situation

Transport operators are learning the benefits of Twitter, Facebook and other networks to develop a dialogue with passengers and avoid reputational damage at times of disruption. In a crisis situation as in life, the many tentacles of social media may be annoying distractions, but if you plan well and engage properly, social media may prove … Continue reading

HR3.0 – managing employees in the digital world
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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

Arise News: Social media and international conflict
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Arise News: Social media and international conflict

Militant organisations across the globe are using social media to promote propoganda.  By utilising accessible new technologies, organisations such as ISIS are able to speak directly to a mass audience, seeking sympathy and promoting hatred. I joined the Arise News team to discuss the impact of social media in conflict zones such as Iraq and … Continue reading