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Open Graph: An Explanation of Tags and Functions

Website operators usually like it whenever their content is shared on social media. However, occasionally the way it is displayed leaves much to be desired. The Open Graph protocol (OGP) allows you to optimise your website’s preview. Using Open Graph tags can help generate more likes and clicks.

The best WhatsApp alternatives

The best WhatsApp alternatives

Invitations to dinner parties; updates about work; an away day with your Sunday football team: if you’re not using WhatsApp, you run the risk of missing out on important information. With more than a billion worldwide users to date, the app is more popular than almost any other on the market. But this networking comes with its disadvantages too: the main one being that WhatsApp shares user data...

Hashtags

The most popular hashtags: extend your reach

Hashtags – keywords for social media posts – bundle content together and enable internet users to take part in public discussions with their own posts on various topics. Hashtags are relevant when it comes to social media marketing. By adding keywords to posts, it enables you to specifically address interest groups. We will tell you what to consider when selecting and using hashtags and will...

FOMO

Fear of missing out (FOMO): Definition, causes and ways out

Could you be prone to FOMO like many other people? When scrolling through Instagram, suddenly your own life can seem dull in comparison. At a family lunch, you might have an irresistible urge to check your phone. And after turning down a barbecue with friends because of a prior commitment, you nervously check Facebook feed for updates. We’ll tell you how to deal with FOMO.

How to integrate a Facebook like/share button

The Facebook like button: how to embed social plugins

If you believe Facebook’s statistics, then users who regularly use the like button have more than twice the amount of friends as typical Facebook users. They also click on around 5 times as many external links. In order to reach such active users, it’s recommendable that companies implement what’s known as social plugins, designed to bring the famous interactive like and share buttons directly...

Social networks: dangers of social media

Social networks: the 5 most common dangers and which actions to take

Social media brings millions of people together from around the world. They chat, send pictures and videos, and share information with each other. Companies like to use these platforms to extend their reach, but the more popular a network is, the more likely it is for dangers to be lurking. Tragedies, PR scandals, or an emptied bank account can be the result. We reveal which social network risks...

How companies use social selling

Social selling: business relations on the social net

Purchasing decisions are rarely made out of the blue. Customers usually go through a decision-making phase, during which it’s up to the company to convince the customer of their need for the product. This is most effective when you present yourself and your products as trustworthy and honest as possible – particularly on social networks, where your target group conducts research, asks for...

GraphQL

GraphQL: flexible query language and runtime environment for your web API

Applications on the web need interfaces in order to exchange data. If you run a web project yourself and want to grant other programs access to certain data sets, an API (application programming interface) like this is essential. Established concepts such as REST or SOAP are often used in development – but there are alternatives, as GraphQL proves.

Deleting your Facebook account

How to delete your Facebook account: a step-by-step guide

Recent scandals with Facebook’s data protection policies have left many users feeling betrayed by the social networking giant, which has been facing accusations of failing to protect personal information from third-party use. Deleting your Facebook account is the best and most permanent way to protect your data from prying eyes. So how exactly is it done? This guide walks you through the steps to...

PR nightmares | Stirring up a digital frenzy

PR nightmares: when complaints go viral

With the prominence of social media and viral videos and posts, PR nightmares can occur far faster and on a far larger scale than ever before. These are caused by a flood of negative comments on social networks or websites, resulting in a large crowd of people turning against individuals, corporations or organisations. Dissatisfied consumers target social media channels to put pressure on...


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