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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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Facebook Says Thanks With Christmas (and thanksgiving if you’re across the pond) just around the corner Facebook have announced a new tool to let users pull together personalised video cards to share with their friends. Say Thanks uses a combination of pre-built themes and user posts and photos that can…

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Say Hello to #Ello   While still in Beta, all eyes were on new social network Ello last week – Ello doesn’t sell ads or data about you to third parties – not that it’s stopped brands trying to get in on the action, Sonos were actually the first brand on Ello….

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UK Instagram Ads To Launch In Weeks Instagram has announced that in the next few weeks sponsored posts will be available to UK advertisers. Ads will be rolled out slowly to start with, companies with existing large audiences and high engagement will be the first to have access before…

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  Instagram has launched a brand new standalone app – Hyperlapse. It promises to make your videos look like something only thousands of pounds worth of rig equipment could have previously (and it’s been already proved hugely popular, leaping to the top of app download charts within hours of…

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Twitter Reports A Loss Twitter has reported a loss of over $140m (£86m) during the second-quarter period from March to June – more than triple than that seen last year. Twitter aren’t worried though, monthly users are up 24% to 271 million with the World Cup responsible for a…

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Just weeks after Twitter had marketers chomping at the bit with their “Buy” button Facebook announced that they too would be testing shippable ad units allowing users to make purchases directly from their timeline.   In recent years retailers have become increasingly aware of the power of social recommendations –…

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Facebook Gives Teens Free WiFi Whether a bid to actually do good or just another ploy to make sure their key demographic keeps using the site, Facebook have provided 6000 teens in North Carolina free WiFi for their laptops (which were also provided by Facebook). A year ago the…

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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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Yo! Launches – and is Hacked Within Days An app with a sole purpose of sending the word “Yo” to contacts launched quietly in April, receiving mainstream coverage only last week from the Financial Times (and just hours after Facebook’s Slingshot had launched). Within days it was in the…

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