Facebook Messenger launches two multiplayer video chat AR games

Due to go live on Facebook Messenger today (August 8th, 2018) are two new video games using AR filter technology to allow users to challenge their friends at the same time as catching up with them on video chat. The multiplayer video chat AR games allow you to play with up to six people at a…

6 tips on how to stay private and secure on Social Media Day

Today (June 30th) is social media day. OK we know every day feels like a day for social media but this is the actual official World Social Media Day created by Mashable 8 years ago. So to mark the occasion we thought we'd give our six top tips on how to make social media profiles as…

Virgin Mobile extends free social media access to Twitter

Virgin Mobile customers can now tweet, message and browse on Twitter data-free, without eating into their data allowance. This follows the mobile phone company offering data-free use of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger as part of its 4G plans. The data-free use of Twitter applies to all features on the app, apart from live video content,…

YouGov site reveals how people rate each of Trump’s tweets

Heaven help us. As if the guy doesn't get enough publicity for his frankly insane social media activity, YouGov has unveiled a new website – TweetIndex.YouGov.com – showing how people rate each of Donald Trump’s tweets. YouGov TweetIndex is a new site that shows how the public reacts to a tweet’s content. To showcase the service, YouGov…

5 of the top Social Media Marketing trends to watch closely

According to InternetWorldStats.com, by the end of 2016 there were 7.3 billion people on the planet and an Internet penetration rate of 50.1 percent. One third of the people on the Internet are active social media users. Social media continues to be more important than ever for businesses. The following are five trends that will…

Retailers need to respond quickly to social media enquiries or risk losing customers

Responding quickly to customers' enquiries is the key to brand loyalty, according to research by  Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. The survey of 1,000 UK consumers revealed nearly 8 out of 10 Brits (79 per cent) will use a different retailer if they don’t receive a timely response from customer service. The research also found that…

The Digest: Vinyl is back… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high | BBC News "More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996. The figures mark a largely unexpected resurgence in an industry now considered to be dominated by digital.…