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…

Why did Twitter open up direct messaging to everyone?

The big news last night that Twitter is changing the way that it works, so that users can DM each other, even if they're not following each other. Don't worry - it looks like you'll be able to opt out of the functionality, but it does seem like a strange decision for a company that…

Twitter launches General Election “hashflags”

With less than a month to go until the General Election, Twitter UK has announced some new "hashflags" that will appear next to hashtags of party names. It isn't the first time that Twitter has done this - it enabled similar "hashflags" for the World Cup last year. Getting political though is perhaps trickier business,…

Twitter “improves” quoted tweets

Its always terrifying for Twitter users when the company decides to change something - just what has it broken now? So let's hope that you used quoted tweets in the same way that the developers do, as what happens has now been changed in the official app, so that when you quote a tweet, it…

Tweets to start appearing in Google search results again

Google and Twitter have inked a deal to enable real time tweet results to appear in searches on Google, apparently. According to Bloomberg, the deal gives Google direct access to Twitter's "firehose" stream, meaning we could soon see real time tweet results - which will be great for anyone searching for details on breaking news…

Twitter is launching “instant timeline” for new users

Can't decide who to follow? Then don't worry, Twitter is planning to figure it out for you. One of the biggest challenges for Twitter as a company is the "on boarding" process - in other words, how you get people to not only sign up to have their own account, but then make them want…

Twitter launches group direct messaging and built-in videos

Watch out WhatsApp and BBM - Twitter is gunning for you. The company has just launched a new group DM feature - meaning that you can now privately message groups of people with both text and pictures. It isn't immediately clear if direct messages are also limited to 140 characters - but the implication is…