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    1. August 30, 2016

      Social media and the persuader’s challenge

      Social media, in particular Twitter and Facebook in particular, have been getting it in the collective neck lately....

    2. August 26, 2016

      Facebook to use algorithm for Trending Topics headlines

      Facebook is changing how the headlines for its controversial Trending Topics feature are written, replacing human...

    3. August 25, 2016

      Social media groups accused of terror fight failings

      Social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are “consciously failing” to prevent their sites being...

    4. August 25, 2016

      How Facebook can affect your credit score

      Students about to head off to university have more to worry about than the prospect of loading themselves with debt. It...

    5. August 18, 2016

      Twitter cracks down on accounts promoting terrorism

      Twitter has increased dramatically the number of accounts it suspends for promoting terrorism, cracking down on Isis...

    6. August 18, 2016

      Google’s Duo is easier to use than some video-app rivals

      These days, chatting to someone over a video link should be as painless as placing a phone call, though for most...

    7. August 17, 2016

      Social media groups are vital in the war against terror

      How do we distinguish between someone odious and someone dangerous? Someone who is merely unpalatable and someone whom...

    8. August 16, 2016

      Ageing out of the 25-34 bracket, one app at a time

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    9. August 15, 2016

      China lenders look at social media contacts to assess risk

      A leading online lender in China has revealed the unorthodox extent to which the country’s booming fintech sector uses...

    10. August 14, 2016

      How did the humble slipper become so cool?

      I was in Bristol, in the west of England, recently and was struck by the number of borderline hipster/hippies puffing...

    11. August 11, 2016

      Celebrities warned over paid-for social media endorsements

      More than 40 celebrities have been warned by the British competition watchdog after promoting films, games, and...

    12. August 9, 2016

      Facebook takes aim at ad blockers

      Facebook is taking a stand against ad blocking by introducing technology to make it harder for people to avoid seeing...

    13. August 7, 2016

      ‘Digital detox’ is no panacea for the compulsive device checker

      In 1998, Robert Kraut and his colleagues published a study in American Psychologist called “Internet Paradox: A Social...

    14. August 3, 2016

      WhatsApp: Let’s chat

      Whether you are in the market for a nicely fattened goat from the United Arab Emirates or freshly caught fish in the...

    15. August 2, 2016

      Instagram redesign apes Snapchat’s style

      Instagram, the photo app known for its fashionable filters, has been redesigned to look more like rival Snapchat, in...

    16. August 1, 2016

      How Brazilians cope with terror in everyday life

      When Brazilian police arrested 12 men last month on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack during the Olympic Games,...

    17. July 28, 2016

      Facebook’s transformation fuels Wall St euphoria

      Finding new superlatives to describe Facebook’s financial performance is getting harder with each quarter. Four years...

    18. July 27, 2016

      Twitter hits fresh boulders on road to recovery

      Jack Dorsey’s job was never likely to be easy when he returned a year ago to try to rebuild Twitter. But on Tuesday it...

    19. July 20, 2016

      Twitter’s overdue attempt to clamp down on abuse

      Say what you like about the occasional vileness of the Twittersphere, there’s something irresistible about wading...

    20. July 16, 2016

      How Erdogan turned to social media to help foil coup in Turkey

      When the military officers who attempted to topple Turkey’s government swung into action they picked the usual targets...

    21. July 14, 2016

      Social networks have to take care of live video

      The ability of anyone with a smartphone to broadcast live to the rest of the world events happening in front of them...

    22. July 8, 2016

      Shows of humility can be too much, even in Silicon Valley

      Marc Andreessen, the American venture capitalist, asked on Twitter this week: “What’s the word for when well-off people...

    23. July 8, 2016

      Facebook makes violent images a live issue

      “Oh my God, please don’t tell me he’s dead, please don’t tell me my boyfriend just went like that,” Diamond Reynolds...

    24. July 4, 2016

      Point72 mines social media to lure traders

      Steven Cohen’s comeback plan has already seen his family office restructure incentives, shuffle management and attempt...

    25. June 23, 2016

      Advertising: Facebook and Google build a duopoly

      Unsuspecting visitors to the French Riviera this week might have been surprised to discover that the advertising...

    26. June 21, 2016

      Instagram doubles userbase over two years to 500m

      Instagram has more than doubled its userbase in just two years with 500m people logging on to the app known for its...

    27. June 20, 2016

      Twitter buys ‘small and mighty’ Magic Pony

      Twitter has acquired Magic Pony, a London-based machine learning start-up, as the messaging platform tries to bolster...

    28. June 16, 2016

      Facebook pushes creatives to use ad data

      Facebook is encouarging advertising creatives to get inside the mind of the social network’s users before they even...

    29. June 16, 2016

      How a bogus business became an online sensation

      Under normal circumstances, a chief executive might be delighted to receive an email with the subject line:...

    30. June 16, 2016

      Groups tap social media to persuade the young to join in (or out)

      Inspiring young people to vote in the EU referendum is proving tough, so this week the advertising agency Adam & Eve...

    31. June 12, 2016

      How to make in-house social networks relevant for staff

      We have come to rely on social media outside work to keep in touch with friends, share information and air our views....

    32. June 8, 2016

      How to win friends online and influence people

      At a YouTube event last month, Lilly Singh, a 27-year old comedian who has risen to fame through her online videos,...

    33. June 7, 2016

      AJ Bell looks to enable trading through Facebook Messenger

      UK fund supermarket AJ Bell is looking to allow investors to trade through Facebook’s Messenger service, as it aims to...

    34. June 5, 2016

      The sham democracy of chief executives on Twitter

      In 2009 I wrote a column mocking the early efforts of executives on Twitter and urging them to cease and desist. Seven...

    35. June 3, 2016

      Belgium: Journeys to jihad

      The last time Yasmeen saw Fouad she thought she was dropping him off in the centre of Brussels for an afternoon of...

    36. June 1, 2016

      Putin has west in cross hairs with social media offensive

      Five popular Twitter accounts known for their acerbic lampoons of Russian foreign policy have become the latest victims...

    37. June 1, 2016

      Jakarta points the way for London mayor Sadiq Khan

      The election of Sadiq Khan, a practising Muslim, as mayor of London was rightly celebrated across the world. It...

    38. May 31, 2016

      Web giants sign up to EU hate speech rules

      Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft have signed up to new EU rules on taking down illegal hate speech as lawmakers...

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