Social media has been both a blessing & curse for humanity, and the future human will continue this love-hate relationship with this ever-important medium.
With over five years of social media management under this writer's belt, it's only fair the expertise is used for good - breaking down the big stories across social media and suggesting how the future can be a good one on these platforms.
Is Vero the future of social media, or just a flash in the pan? As a social media marketer with 10+ years experience, I think I’m up to the task of reviewing this…
Viral Facebook pages are regularly sharing still images as videos - much to the confusion and annoyance of users everywhere. Here is why they do this…
Recent research shows that all social media users can be placed into one of four categories – the Geek, the Lurker, the Victim or the Internet Celebrity. Which one are you?
It’s an experience many can relate to: you’re simply talking about a topic, like an item you need for your home, when an ad for that very item shows up in your Facebook feed moments later.
In a complete flip-flop from saying they had “no impact” on the 2016 election, Facebook has finally admitted that social media is bad for democracy - surprising absolutely nobody.
Facebook’s plans to change how the news feed works, making businesses, brands and media posts less visible, are a mixed bag of good and bad news.
Logan Paul’s disgusting video showing a suicide victim shows 2018 is a year YouTube needs to change or risk (ironically) killing itself.
Dear Twitch, I want to love your platform. But you’ve really got to do something about these so-called “booby streamers.”
2017’s YouTube Rewind was just released, presenting a showcase of everything (and everyone) that is wrong with the platform. Here are 5 YouTubers you should focus on instead.
Dogs deserve loving owners, not Instagram-focussed social media moguls who don’t know the first thing about truly caring for a pet.
Is Facebook spying on you, using your phone’s microphone? While I believe they’re not (they don’t need to), it’s fair to doubt me. With that in mind, here’s what you can do to make sure they have no possible way of listening to your conversations.
Is Facebook listening to conversations through your phone's microphone? Here is my response to Reply All's recent podcast episode.
As a social media manager, I’ve always been optimistic about every business having a social presence. But as the side of my new stapler box encouraged me to follow the company on Twitter, it became clear that corporate reliance on these networks has gone too far.
One tone-deaf VR cartoon tour of the Puerto Rico devastation has proven that virtual reality and social networking do not mix. There’s only so much social media based over-complication that we humans can take.
As a human, you will experience highs and lows in life – success, failure, love, loss and much more. How do we cope with turbulent times? Well, let me be the one to say the answer is not inspirational memes.
Watching one YouTuber react to Jake Paul and his dad taking part in kissing competition by kissing the same 18-year-old girl made me realise one thing – YouTube is fucked beyond repair.
I - a self-confessed futurist and technology obsessive - am going to tell you to turn off the very device on which you’re reading this and say “no” to living a completely digital life. Trust me, your mental faculties will thank you for it.
You use Facebook, right? No doubt you’ve been warned by your more socially naïve friends not to accept a request from Jayden K Smith. Well, unsurprisingly, this is a hoax and your friends are idiots for sharing it.
Don’t condemn Snapchat as a ‘child tracking’ privacy threat for introducing Snap Map – blame the parents for not being educated on what their children are using.
The fake news problem goes all the way to the top (unsurprisingly), as Facebook casually admitted in a whitepaper that their social network is fertile ground for “subtle and insidious forms of misuse, including attempts to manipulate civic discourse and deceive people.”
Does everything really need stories? According to Facebook, yes they do and Redditors have been busy mocking them by photoshopping 20 more ridiculous places that will now have stories.
A car that rises up to drive over traffic… Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it is I’m afraid. While the Hum Rider is a real car, it’s simply a marketing stunt for Verizon.
Snapchat story clones are cropping up everywhere in Facebook-owned apps and it’s not necessary. Would you ever want to post the same story across four different platforms? Or course not.
YouTube is a perfectly programmed bad habit for many - starting with just one video and spiralling into hours of random content that you can’t help but continue watching. Well, the video service just reached a new milestone as people around the world are watching a billion hours of video every day.
It’s a common story - you access Facebook’s privacy settings and lock down your account, to prevent your data falling into the wrong hands. But how much of your activity, in spite of changing those settings, is still public? Well, a Belgian white hat hacker made the site ‘Stalkscan’ to find out.
Now that Snapchat Spectacles are available online, the sheen of vending machine-related exclusivity is now off. That makes this the perfect time to post a long term review of my own pair.
Breakups are an inevitable part of life – one that we all hate. But it’s good news for social media marketers, as Facebook has some top tips for brands on promoting their products to newly single people.
In one of the more graphic uses of Snapchat Spectacles, a British surgeon has captured an entire surgery using the camera-equipped sunglasses.
Let’s not mince words here - I love memes. The intelligence, the wit, the randomness, the dark humour - they provide inappropriate laughter to my otherwise dull day. But the latest trend of “Can you tag *INSERT NAME HERE*? I’m looking for him” is a God awful addition to news feeds across the globe, which needs to disappear.