You may have heard that recently Facebook changed its algorithms (yet again) to favour conversations amongst friends. On January 11, 2018, Mark Zuckerberg stated that the focus will be "...to help people stay connected and bring us closer together with the people that matter to us." That's great after all many of us use Facebook… Continue reading Gaming the system
Have you heard that videos are the wave of the future? According to the New York Times, we are now in a post-text world, meaning as Internet users we're transitioning to visual multi-media. This doesn't really mean that it's the end of text per se, but that visual content needs to be more engaging, and… Continue reading What is a post-text world?
This is a world now teeming with #FakeNews thanks to a politician who shall remain nameless. But at the same time, the majority of people still use social media as a news source. So then who do you trust? A recent analysis, called the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer indicates that the credibility of a source… Continue reading Who do you trust?
The importance of social media monitoring. When you think about monitoring on the Internet, do you think about a Big Brother scenario where your activities are being watched and recorded? Well, you're not too far off, given how much tracking software is out there. But rather than worrying about who is watching your activities online,… Continue reading Monitoring the mania
We've all heard the saying "a picture is worth a thousand words." It's one of those English language idioms that's hard to attribute to a specific person, but seems to be mostly attributed to Fred Barnard in the 1920s. But so what if you've heard that phrase? Why should you care? Well, there is quite… Continue reading A picture is worth a thousand words