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...
When participating in discussions online, you should be sure to follow the netiquette of the group you’re interacting in. If you violate these rules of politeness, you’ll not only make a bad impression but might even have your post deleted or be banned from the group. But since netiquette is pretty much universal, you can easily avoid landing in these sticky situations.
The beginning of all social media efforts: running a critical inventory on your company or business. How well known is my brand within the biggest social networks? In what context do mentions of my products or services arise? On which platforms do these discussions occur? Social media monitoring (SMM) can deliver valuable information on this front. Different tools can assist you in keeping track...
Abstruse theories about epidemics and politicians or personal insults against individuals: online things can quickly turn hurtful. Some users deliberately engage in what is known as trolling. Read on to find out what the goals of online bullies are, how you can recognise a genuine troll, and how to deal with hate speech correctly.
Twitter is famous - and infamous - for its debate culture. On the platform, you’ll often find never-ending arguments or detailed stories despite the strict character limit. With Twitter Spaces, this should be able to happen a lot more easily and with fewer misunderstandings. Using your microphone and with an audience there, you can talk at length. What exactly can Twitter Spaces do?
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.
With Christmas just weeks away and shoppers dashing to their devices to try and beat the Christmas rush, it is important to ensure that your web presence is ready to take on the challenge. Whether it is a blog or an online shop, here are a few tips and tricks to ensure that your website is ready to hit the road running as the festive season kicks in!
What does lol mean? Anyone who regularly spends time online has surely encountered the expression before. The Internet is home to numerous expressions that might appear cryptic to the uninitiated. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to catch on quickly. Keep reading to find out what lol stands for, how to use it, and what other online abbreviations you should be aware of.
Chat slang has gained momentum since the dawn of the internet. Texting abbreviations and acronyms allow users to keep communication fast-paced and easy. But for anyone who isn’t familiar with text message abbreviations, reading a message from a friend or family member can become a long exercise in decoding. What is the history of internet abbreviations and which acronyms should you learn? Keep...
Fans, followers and likes – these are the currency of social media. But building an active and loyal following on Facebook, Instagram, etc. isn’t always easy - huge competition means it can be hard to attract people to your page. For that reason, buying followers and likes can seem an enticing option. Unfortunately it’s one which rarely proves to be the key to long-term success.