Survey reveals power of Facebook for local SMEs

Posted - 14th August 2014 in Social Media

Consumers prefer Facebook for researching local businesses, according to a G/O Digital report.

by Rachel Hand

Twitter shares soar by 35 per cent

Posted - 30th July 2014 in Social Media

Twitter shares rose sharply as the company's quarterly earnings revealed that its number of monthly active users has gone up.

by Dan Moores

Facebook buys start-up LiveRail

Posted - 3rd July 2014 in Social Media

Facebook acquires video ad start-up LiveRail in a deal speculated to be worth between $400m and $500m.

by Danielle Middleton

Twitter launches mobile app promotion service

Posted - 1st July 2014 in Social Media

The service could better engage users with businesses, a key part of Twitter's survival plan.

by Martin Lindley

Facebook under fire over emotion experiment

Posted - 30th June 2014 in Social Media

The social network has been challenged over allegations it conducted an experiment on 689,000 users without their permission.

by James Riches

Facebook goes down around the world

Posted - 20th June 2014 in Social Media

Facebook users were forced onto Twitter yesterday morning when the social network went down for nearly half an hour.

by Danielle Middleton

Twitter user retention scrutinised as execs resign

Posted - 16th June 2014 in Social Media

Two high profile executive departures in one day have left Twitter's user retention figures under the microscope.

by James Riches

The World Cup: A Digital round-up

Posted - 13th June 2014 in Social Media, Technology, Weekly Wrap

A look at some of the digital innovations that fans can expect over the course of the World Cup.

by James Riches

Instagram defends terms and conditions

Posted - 3rd June 2014 in Social Media

The co-founder of popular photo-sharing app Instagram has spoken out in defence of the social network's nudity policy.

by Danielle Middleton

Politicians use social ahead of elections

Posted - 22nd May 2014 in Social Media

The UK's politicians take to social media in the lead up to the EU and local elections 2014.

by Danielle Middleton

5 easy ways to use social as a tool

Posted - 21st May 2014 in Social Media

We have compiled our 5 top tips for utilising the research tools available for social media for your business.

by Danielle Middleton

Twitter introduces mute

Posted - 13th May 2014 in Social Media

Twitter's latest feature allows you to mute noisy users in your feed, without the finality of unfollowing.

by Danielle Middleton

Snapchat rolls out changes to service

Posted - 2nd May 2014 in Social Media

Team Snapchat rolls out its biggest update so far with the introduction of texting and video service.

by Danielle Middleton

Pinterest introduces Guided Search

Posted - 25th April 2014 in Social Media

The smart search tool has been designed to help users find the right pins faster.

by Lauren Knowles

Marketers reveal their top social platform

Posted - 17th April 2014 in Social Media

Facebook has been voted the most 'marketing friendly' social platform in a recent DMA poll.

by Danielle Middleton

Facebook tweaks algorithm to combat spam

Posted - 11th April 2014 in Social Media

Facebook has updated it News Feed algorithm so that users can find the most important posts to them.

by Lauren Knowles

Turkey blocks YouTube after security talk leaked

Posted - 28th March 2014 in Social Media

The blocking on YouTube comes days after the country's Twitter ban.

by Lauren Knowles

Turkey PM blocks Twitter in election build-up

Posted - 21st March 2014 in Social Media

Turkey's government has blocked access to Twitter as its Prime Minister attempts to fight ongoing allegations of political corruption.

by James Riches

Oscars 2014 lights up social media

Posted - 3rd March 2014 in Social Media

The Academy Awards once again prompted much discussion on social media, with host Ellen DeGeneres tweeting a record-breaking photo.

by James Riches

Facebook spends $19 billion on WhatsApp

Posted - 20th February 2014 in Social Media

Facebook has completed a $19 billion (£11.4 billion) deal for WhatsApp, in what is comfortably the biggest acquisition in the company's history.

by James Riches

Twitter shocks with stagnant user growth

Posted - 7th February 2014 in Social Media

Near-flat user growth and a drop in engagement causes concern amongst Twitter investors.

by Lauren Knowles

Sportspeople and LinkedIn

Posted - 16th January 2014 in Social Media

More and more athletes are turning to LinkedIn to further their careers, this blog examines how exactly these sportspeople are using social media to their advantage.

by Ben Dudley

Facebook facing new privacy lawsuit

Posted - 3rd January 2014 in Social Media

Facebook is facing a lawsuit from two users who claim the company is using private message data to help advertisers.

by James Riches

Facebook founder Zuckerberg plans to sell over 40 million shares

Posted - 20th December 2013 in Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg has announced his intention to sell over 40 million of his shares in Facebook.

by Ben Dudley

Mixed reaction to Google social media robot

Posted - 28th November 2013 in Social Media

Social media users have given a mixed reaction to Google's auto-messaging robot, which generates replies for busy account holders.

by James Riches

YouTube comments process under scrutiny

Posted - 11th November 2013 in Social Media

Users have reacted negatively to Google's changes to the way YouTube comments are posted and viewed.

by James Riches

Twitter share price announced

Posted - 7th November 2013 in Social Media

Twitter is to offer 70 million shares at its IPO, priced at $26 (£16.70), valuing the company at over $14bn.

by Ben Dudley

Twitter sued for $124 million in Manhattan lawsuit

Posted - 31st October 2013 in Social Media

$124 million lawsuit filed against Twitter, claiming they tried to fix their share price for the upcoming IPO.

by Rachel Hand

Google Plus announces new features and 540m active monthly users

Posted - 30th October 2013 in Social Media

Photo and video editing tools and custom URLs are among the 18 new features on the social network.

by Rachel Hand

Twitter to trade shares on the NYSE in November

Posted - 28th October 2013 in Social Media

Twitter will make an IPO of 70 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange early next month.

by Rachel Hand

Google to roll out automatic authorship

Posted - 10th September 2013 in Social Media

Google has introduced automatic authorship and embedded posts for its Google+ users.

by James Riches

Facebook encourages users to connect to global conversation

Posted - 9th September 2013 in Social Media

Giant of social networking, Facebook announces updates to tracking tools to enhance the global conversation.

by Danielle Middleton

Can Google +1s Boost Your Rankings?

Posted - 23rd August 2013 in Copywriting, Google, Social Media

Moz blog sparks a debate on whether Google +1s are used by the search engine to influence rankings.

by James Riches

Facebook to begin rolling out Graph Search

Posted - 8th July 2013 in Social Media

Service set to be made available to all US English users after trialling the product since January.

by James Riches

Google plus searches offer marketing chance

Posted - 2nd April 2013 in Google, Online Marketing, Social Media, Social Networking, Viral Marketing

A new addition to Google plus could potentially offer marketers a number of ways to increase the audience for their products.

by Ben Dudley

Social media marketing for business

Posted - 1st March 2013 in Facebook, Online Marketing, Social Media, Social Networking, Twitter, Viral Marketing

It's easy to get started using Facebook and Twitter to promote your business.

by Liane Baddeley

Google Plus zooms in on images

Posted - 17th December 2012 in Design, Facebook, Google, Internet News, Online Marketing, Social Media, Social Networking

Images are at the heart of online communities - and therefore an essential part of digital success.

by Liane Baddeley

Facebook vs Google Plus

Posted - 21st August 2012 in Facebook, Google, Mobile Marketing, Online Marketing, Social Media

Google+ has quickly accumulated passionate users - but Facebook still has the numbers.

by Liane Baddeley

Google Plus Local offers new social angle

Posted - 19th June 2012 in Design, Google, Internet News, Search News, SEO, Social Media

Google+ Local may be the key to making Google+ a genuinely useful service.

by Liane Baddeley

Facebook criminals should social media police access?

Posted - 31st January 2012 in Social Media, Social Networking, Facebook

The blame gameThere have been numerous recent headlines about jailed criminals accessing Facebook ..

by Liane Baddeley

An uneasy partnership: Social media in business... and in the workplace

Posted - 31st October 2011 in Social Media

Online conduct of employees In its infancy, social media was most certainly not regarded as a ..

by Liane Baddeley

The fractured identity of the Twitter and Facebook user

Posted - 11th August 2011 in Social Media, Twitter, Social Networking, Facebook

Everyday use of social networks Social networks have become an integral aspect of daily life as ..

by Lauren Knowles

Google+ first impressions - better than Facebook?

Posted - 15th July 2011 in Social Media, Internet News, Google, Social Networking, Facebook

Is Google+ better than Facebook?That's the question being asked by everyone in social media ..

by Richard Frost

How religions use Twitter and Facebook

Posted - 25th May 2011 in Social Media, Twitter, Social Networking, Facebook

Religions turning to social mediaAlmost all religions hold as fundamental the need to spread the ..

by Richard Frost

Sorry seems to be the hardest tweet

Posted - 21st April 2011 in Social Media, Twitter, Facebook

Twitter XI Some of the most controversial footballers have been venting their over-paid spleens for ..

by Jack Titley

How the voluntary sector can use social media (with examples)

Posted - 12th April 2011 in Social Media, Twitter, Social Networking, Facebook, Manchester, PR

The voluntary sector is always starved of funds. Unfortunately, it costs hundreds of pounds to ..

by Richard Frost

WWE and The Rock get cooking on social media

Posted - 16th February 2011 in Social Media

Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson made a surprise appearance on World Wrestling ..

by Michael Thornton

Using social media for fundraising

Posted - 2nd February 2011 in Social Media, Twitter, Social Networking, Team News, Facebook

This September, I will be trekking up the Inca trail in Peru to the lost city of Machu Picchu, ..

by Admin

Win deluxe chocolates how many spiders are in the cookie jar?

Posted - 14th December 2010 in Social Media, Twitter, Social Networking, Team News

We're all guilty of eating too much chocolate at Christmas. However, these particular chocolates ..

by Richard Frost

theEword Academy - How to get answers on Twitter

Posted - 16th November 2010 in Social Media, Twitter, Social Networking, theEword Academy, Manchester

Twitter isn't always the most intuitive of sites. This is particularly true of the search function, ..

by Richard Frost

theEword Academy - 10 tips to boost your following on social media

Posted - 9th November 2010 in Copywriting, Social Media, Twitter, Social Networking, Facebook, Viral Marketing, theEword Academy

Every organisation dabbles in social media marketing nowadays, or at least it feels that way. ..

by Richard Frost

The 5 key qualities you need to be a successful Press Officer

Posted - 12th October 2010 in Copywriting, Social Media, Twitter, Social Networking, PR

It has been nearly a year since I became the Press Officer at theEword. During that time, there ..

by Richard Frost

theEweekly Wrap - Schmidt, Facebook Places and Yahoo

Posted - 20th August 2010 in SEO, PPC, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Online Marketing, Google, Twitter, Social Networking, Facebook

Schmidt on the social Google boss Eric Schmidt shared a warning with social media users this week, ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Android, Google and Twitter

Posted - 13th August 2010 in Design, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Google, Twitter, Search News, Technology, Microsoft, Apple, Browsers

Android uprisingApple's iPhone woes continued this week after statistics revealed that ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Social media, Google Wave, Google AdWords

Posted - 6th August 2010 in SEO, PPC, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Online Marketing, Google, Twitter

On the social clockEmployers in the UK will be taking a long look at their staff's internet history ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Social Sorted, Yahoo Japan, Google mobile

Posted - 30th July 2010 in SEO, PPC, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, Weekly Wrap, Twitter, Team News, Search News, Microsoft

Socially mindedtheEword and Juice Digital teamed up this week for 'Social Media. Sorted'; an event ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Social media sorted, Facebook and Yahoo

Posted - 23rd July 2010 in SEO, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Search News, Facebook, Yahoo

Social Media ManchestertheEword unveiled the 'Social Media. Sorted' event this week. Hosted in ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Tweetdeck, Google and Facebook

Posted - 16th July 2010 in SEO, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Online Marketing, Google, Twitter, Facebook

Tweetdeck triumphTweetdeck, the social media monitoring software surpassed 15 million desktop ..

by Tom Mason

Legal Issues of Web 2.0 and Social Media

Posted - 12th July 2010 in Social Media, Online Marketing, Twitter, Social Networking

At 232 pages, Stephen Kuncewicz's debut publication is certainly comprehensive. The book, Legal ..

by Tom Mason

theEword interviews Walrus Bar via Twitter

Posted - 9th July 2010 in Social Media, Twitter

The Manchester Twitter Report ranked Walrus Bar as the most-effective company using Twitter in ..

by Tom Mason