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      Why conversation is enduring a very bad time

      How will 2014 be remembered? For me, it was the year of the bad conversation. Most of you reading this online probably know...

    2. December 23, 2014

      A year in a word: Ice bucket challenge

      Ice bucket challenge noun — a viral internet sensation in which people doused themselves with pails of gelid water to raise...

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    1. December 22, 2014

      For a study in top-notch oratory, watch the Queen at Christmas

      How do you open a conversation with your audience? “My lords, ladies and gentlemen” is a popular opening. “Friends, Romans,...

    2. December 21, 2014

      Russia blocks Facebook protest page

      Russia has blocked a Facebook page calling for a protest in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, as the Kremlin...

    3. December 19, 2014

      #Words of the year

      One day in September 2002, someone posted a photograph of his mouth on an Australian online forum. He wrote: “Um, drunk at a...

    4. December 14, 2014

      Only judge a fulsome eulogy to a boss in the fullness of time

      In 1990, when I had been at the FT only a shortish time, the then editor resigned. I liked him; he had been kind to me and I...

    5. December 11, 2014

      Banks seek to end Twitter fiascos with social media guidelines

      Bankers could be trained in how to use Twitter, and have clauses about social media behaviour inserted into their employment...

    6. December 11, 2014

      UK turns into nation of online shoppers

      Britain spends more money online per head than any other developed country but the love affair with social media may be on...

    7. December 11, 2014

      Persuading Songbird investors to accept bid may be beyond Our Ken

      Build it and they will come. Few developments have fulfilled that promise better than Canary Wharf, whose control the...

    8. December 10, 2014

      Instagram hits 300m monthly users to take it ahead of Twitter

      Instagram, the photo-sharing app, has overtaken Twitter in user numbers after announcing it has 300m monthly active users...

    9. December 9, 2014

      Snapchat poaches Credit Suisse banker who led Alibaba IPO

      Imran Khan, the Credit Suisse banker who led Alibaba’s record-setting initial public offering earlier this year, is leaving...

    10. December 8, 2014

      Facebook’s latest rivals fight for attention

      Inlope, which launched last month, is the latest social media platform hoping to make it big. The company, started by two...

    11. December 5, 2014

      Who knew Ukip would stew over comedy Twitter account?

      They have swept Clacton-on-Sea and Rochester and Strood, and romped home in a council by-election in Thurrock. But now there...

    12. December 5, 2014

      YouTube star shakes up bestseller lists

      Back to the kitchen, Jamie Oliver. A 24-year-old YouTube star has emerged as an unlikely contender to be this Christmas’s...

    13. November 30, 2014

      Fiona Devine of Manchester Business School on leaping boundaries

      Business schools are inherently interdisciplinary, with scholars often spanning subjects from physics and maths to...

    14. November 27, 2014

      View: ‘Social’ CEOs align the workforce

      “Social CEO” is a buzz term to describe chief executives who embrace social media tools within an organisation. These...

    15. November 21, 2014

      Football and social media

      A few years ago, Facebook executives urged Cristiano Ronaldo’s management team to start a Facebook page for him. “Listen,...

    16. November 18, 2014

      Technology groups in a war to dominate the world of work

      The war between the giants of the technology industry for the attention of the world’s office workers looks like it is about...

    17. November 14, 2014

      Politics: can sensible be sexy?

      This week Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida (and second son of George Bush), has been discreetly pressing the flesh...

    18. November 12, 2014

      Twitter answers sceptics with 2024 forecasts

      Twitter set out a long term vision to become one of the largest internet companies by sales in the world at its first...

    19. November 5, 2014

      Top chat apps race to lock down messaging services

      Leading chat apps are racing to lock down their messaging services to prevent interception by governments and criminals,...

    20. November 4, 2014

      From Icahn to ‘I can’ social trading takes off

      “Twitter is great. I like it almost as much as I like Dell,” Carl Icahn, the activist investor, exclaimed when he made his...

    21. November 4, 2014

      Eurofighter turns to social media with Indonesia pitch

      After missing out on large export deals to the Middle East and India, Europe’s Eurofighter is taking the battle for a $1bn...

    22. November 3, 2014

      The web is a terrorist’s command-and-control network of choice

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) is the first terrorist group whose members have grown up on the internet....

    23. October 31, 2014

      Can coffee with strangers make you 10 per cent better?

      Every week I receive assorted invitations to drink a cup of coffee with perfect strangers. Readers email to say that they...

    24. October 30, 2014

      F1 finally joins the online conversation

      Formula One’s multibillion-dollar business model has been built on mass market, free-to-air television. Since 1978, Bernie...

    25. October 28, 2014

      Western female jihadis deploy ‘soft-power’ of Isis online

      They cheer on beheadings, defend rape and the enslavement of women, and yearn to revive oppressive centuries-old traditions...

    26. October 24, 2014

      All aflutter as Queen Elizabeth makes her Twitter debut

      There were several possible responses to the news that Queen Elizabeth II had just made her debut on Twitter, and the...

    27. October 23, 2014

      UK spies collect international emails without minister’s sign-off

      UK spy agencies collect international private social media messages and emails without ministerial sign-off, the foreign...

    28. October 20, 2014

      The Silver Economy: Tech sector taps surge of connected boomers

      After his mother died, Stuart Arnott worried about how his elderly father would cope living on his own in Fife more than 450...

    29. October 19, 2014

      Nigerian Twitter campaign informs the world about Ebola

      Lawal Bakare broke a world record last year when he corralled 200,000 school children in Lagos into brushing their teeth at...

    30. October 13, 2014

      FT-BC Index: Social media and mobile

      Big companies might well be relieved that the emphasis on social media is in decline. No one is still claiming that “the...

    31. October 12, 2014

      Twitter users in France can now tweet money

      Twitter users in France can now tweet money to their followers, as the messaging platform beats Facebook by enabling...

    32. October 9, 2014

      British youngsters switching from TVs to tablets

      British children are turning away from bedroom television sets and switching to watching their favourite shows on tablet...

    33. October 6, 2014

      Facebook’s bill for WhatsApp climbs to $21.8bn

      Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp Messenger has ended up being even more expensive than it originally thought. The social...

    34. October 2, 2014

      Ad-free Ello pitches itself as the anti-Facebook and goes viral

      A new, invite-only social network dubbed the anti-Facebook because it promises it will never sell advertising is witnessing...

    35. September 30, 2014

      Snoop Dogg joins Reddit funding round

      Snoop Dogg, the hip-hop star, Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen and the Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto have joined a...

    36. September 30, 2014

      Covert Sainsbury 50p campaign exposed on Twitter

      J Sainsbury was the subject of criticism on social media after a covert campaign to encourage shoppers to spend an extra 50p...

    37. September 30, 2014

      Extremist groups face TV and social media ban in UK

      Extremist preachers and far right groups will be banned from using television and social media to spread their ideology...

    38. September 29, 2014

      Facebook to use its data to target advertising across web

      Facebook has started to use the vast trove of data it has collected about the 1.3bn people who use the social network to...

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