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May: social media roundup

Facebook gets political with a manifesto comparison tool – Prior to the election, Facebook released a manifesto comparison tool that matches individual news articles with the standpoint taken by each political party on that issue. This is a build on the successful use of a similar tool that was used during the Presidential election in…

social media roundup july

July Social Media Roundup

Twitter now lets all users apply for a verified account – Any Twitter user can now request verification and apply for the ‘blue tick’, a mark of authenticity given to celebrities, influencers and businesses. Previously, Twitter would make the decision entirely at its own discretion, and this new option means any individual or company can…

Social media & the US election

The world is currently on tenterhooks watching what has undoubtedly become one of the most newsworthy elections ever – the US Presidential race. It would also be fair to say that this particular election is the “social media election”. The last race, in 2012, was the first since Twitter use became mainstream, with around 200…