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February 25, 2016  2:30 PM

Football fans prove to be more obsessed by teams than tech

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Facebook, football, social media

The younger generation are so obsessed with technology they've been given the hotly debated label "digital natives" who go nowhere without at least one device glued to their person.

But what the population...

August 19, 2014  3:13 PM

Greggs uses Twitter to turn bad press into brand engagement

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Google, GreggstheBakers, logo, social media, twitter

On Googling Greggs today (as many are being encouraged to do so on social media), you might notice that its logo is not quite right.


February 17, 2014  3:15 PM

Birds Eye to sell potato hashtags

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Instagram, Potato, social media, twitter

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January 23, 2014  10:43 AM

Status: Arrested

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Facebook, Lescowitch, police, social media

Once again proving that social media is dangerous, a fugitive from the law has landed himself behind bars through his activities on Facebook.

Wanted on a charge of aggravated assault, Anthony Lescowitch of Freeland Pennsylvania shared a police status update...


February 22, 2013  11:14 AM

“I’m just Instagraming my Starbucks cup” – brands will be able to track logos

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Facebook, gazeMetrix, Instagram, photos, social media, Starbuck, twitter

A service called gazeMetrix is allowing companies to track how often their brands' logos turn up on social media sites. 


This image recognition will let companies make sense of the thousands of pictures snapped a day and uploaded...


September 20, 2012  3:13 PM

When social media marketing goes bad

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
social media, supermarket, twitter, Waitrose

Waitrose, a prolific user on Twitter to engage its followers, stumbled upon a problem with its latest innovative and "down with the kids" marketing campaign. The supermarket asked Twitter followers to fill in the blank.


June 8, 2012  11:26 AM

Starbucks tweet leaves bitter taste

WAshford Profile: WAshford
social media, starbucks, twitter

Proving that one should always think before tweeting, Starbucks has angered followers of its Irish Twitter account.


April 3, 2012  2:17 PM

Twitter ideal for 5-year-olds, says teacher

WAshford Profile: WAshford
social media, twitter

Just as business leaders are finding official uses for social networking in the work environment, teachers are beginning to find a place for it in schools.


February 23, 2012  12:17 PM

US fast-food outlet turns to social media to catch thieves

WAshford Profile: WAshford
burglary, Facebook, social media

A US fast-food outlet in Boston has turned to YouTube, Twitter and Facebook in an effort to catch a gang of burglars.

The thieves tried to knock out a CCTV camera with a sledgehammer during the raid, now the Boloco burrito outlet is using the images captured in an attempt to capture...


December 7, 2011  9:23 AM

Finnish people just dig living in JCBs

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
digger, Finland, Finn, ipad, social media

I'm sure you all remember but just in case you don't I'll jog your memory. Back in August, Downtime posted a story about a competition that was taking place in Finland.


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