Social Media Trends and News Q2 2016

Social Media Trends and News 2016

As we near the halfway point of the year there is still no sign of recovery for Twitter though Instagram seems to have stopped its slide and its engagement rate is beginning to creep back up. Here are the key social media trends and news items from the last 3 months.

Twitter’s Troubles Continue

Twitter’s stock price has continued its tumble amid renewed accusations of censorship, missed revenue targets and a number of changes to it’s senior staff. Despite achieving slightly above the forecasted increase in user base Twitter fell short of its revenue target by 2.2% equating to roughly $13 million. Continue reading

Twitter Moments For The UK

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The news focused feed which is rich in media content has now hit the UK. Twitter’s Moments is a new (new to the UK anyway) feed which can be found at the top right of your desktop menu bar or the centre of your app menu bar. It’s a way to find out the latest news of trends without having to search through your ever growing home stream from everyone you follow.

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AdBlock | Acceptable Ads or Unacceptable Extortion?

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Adverts have been a regular part of life for everyone using the internet from the moment they were born, whether it’s Billboards, Radio & TV ads or sponsored posts on your Social Media. Advertisers who use TV and Radio ads have always had to deal with people simply switching channel when their ad comes on. TV on demand and the ability to pause and fast forward live TV has only exacerbated their problem.

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Facebook For Business, What Likes and Shares Mean

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How Can You Use Facebook For Business?

Facebook has over 1.4 billion active users and research has shown that the average user spends one quarter of their time engaging with the ‘Newsfeed.’ This means in order to use Facebook for business effectively and reach  the largest audience for your business page you must actively engage with your fans regularly in order to appear within the ‘Newsfeed.’ The benefit of this is twofold:

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