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With over 200 million active monthly users and 60 million photos shared every day, Instagram is one of the fastest growing social networks in history and today 86% of the world’s top brands have accounts – that’s 71% more than this time last year. That’s not to say every…

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Friend to Friend Payments Through Facebook Facebook Messenger is all set up to allow friends to send each other money according to screenshots taken by Stanford student Andrew Aude. After adding debit card details in Messenger, or using an existing one on file with Facebook friends can send payments…

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Barbie Joins Instagram Earlier in the year Barbie put her business head on and set up her own Linkedin account– and now she’s got filters and selfies in her sight with a new Instagram account for fans to follow her every adventure. The official feed has been set up…

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From the role of paid media to key engagement metrics, the social media landscape has already seen huge transformation in 2014 with more platforms and brands jostling for attention than ever before. Mobile continues to play a key role with 71% of all social users accessing their chosen platform from…

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Facebook Mentions For Public Figures Nearly 800 million Facebook users are connected to a public figure on the network and more than 1 billion interactions are created as a result. In order to make it even easier for figures and fans to connect, Facebook Mentions have been launched. Figures…

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Facebook’s Best Year For Engagement For a while now it seems we’ve all been worred by the algorithm changes decreasing our organic reach but research by Social Bakers has seen that brands have never had it so good. It may have become harder to make you voice heard but…

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Anger Over Facebook’s Mood Study Facebook have published a study that revealed manipulation of Facebook News Feeds leading to outrage among users. Researched changed the algorithm for feeds of nearly 700 thousand users to display a disproportionate number of positive or negative statuses for one week in 2012  –…

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Facebook Knows What You’re Watching Facebook has unveiled a new feature that can tell what users are watching and listening to in very much the same way that Shazam works – an extension of their “feelings” feature launched last year. Once activated the app will be able to hear…

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There have been many changes in the world of social media in 2013, and sometimes it’s hard to keep track of them all. So much so its taken me nearly all of January to get my head around this post! I’ve put together some of the stat highlights of…

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In a recent study by Nielsen and Facebook, the social networking giant has revealed some interesting stats for the UK’s usage of the site. If you ever needed to convince someone for investing in a Facebook strategy, these figures should help… The key stats are: 27 million Brits using…

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