The UK’s Top Ten favourite tweets of 2018

Twitter has released a collection of 10 of the most-liked tweets in the UK in 2018 so far, featuring Harry Maguire, Ariana Grande and the Dad who took coaching to another level! The collection illustrates some of the best, funniest or most heartfelt things which have struck a chord with UK users of the social…

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey considers edit button – again

  Twitter (PA/Andrew Matthews) Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has talked about the possibility of adding an edit button to the social network in the future, but only when he is sure that such an option can be done in the right way to prevent abuse. Speaking at an event in Indian…

London’s Shoreditch is world’s most expensive tech district

ClubRooms in Shoreditch. Image: http://www.shoreditch-officespace.co.uk According to a survey by estate agent Knight Frank, Shoreditch is now the most expensive tech district in the world, with intense demand for office space pushing rents higher than those in Mid-Market, San Francisco, and almost double those in Brooklyn, New York. The 2018 Global Cities report, which…

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…

Ford introduces Meople.Connector, voice activated social media app for in-car

Remember when car makers were just concerned with issues like Torque, Horse Power and MPG? Those days are long gone. Ford, one of the pioneers in the connected car market, is announcing a new voice activated app for in-car, specifically for social media users. Called somewhat oddly Meople.Connector, it will allow the driver or passengers…

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,…