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Quora introduces Spaces for curation, collections and communities

Quora introduces Spaces for curation, collections and communities, being as my tagline is creating, curating and connecting I love this.  I’ve been a big fan of Quora since it was launched and I’m very excited to try Spaces. Spaces is starting to roll out to everyone from today but you might not see it yet. When you have it your home page will look like this. Spaces is a new feature that allows people to curate collections and form communities around shared interests and tastes. But before we start let us backtrack because maybe you don’t even know what Quora […]

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Tumblr says published Child Pornography had missed filters

Tumblr says published Child Pornography had missed filters

Tumblr the microblogging social networking site has been around for many years. It was founded in 2007  and its been noted before that it has a large amount of pornographic content on it.  But Child Pornography? Just not on!  Tumblr says published Child Pornography had missed filters. Slipped through they say.  Which is why you won’t see the Tumblr app on the App Store because it has been banned.   Why its still up is beyond me, they are fixing it they say. It wasn’t that long ago (Sept2018)  when the microblogging site Tumblr stated that it has new guidelines to […]

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Instagram are removing fake likes and comments

Instagram announced yesterday that they are going to be reducing Inauthentic activity on Instagram, in other words, Instagram are removing fake likes and comments. It seems that social networks are getting fed up with 3rd Party apps, which of course as social media managers we need them for analytics and to check how we are performing on our social media accounts with apps like Skorr or Kred.  All About Numbers But it seems that we are okay on that Instagram are just targetting third-party apps which help people to artificially grow their audience, which in fact is good news for those of us who […]

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How to use group chat in WhatsApp Tips and Tricks

Let’s start with the basics before we get to the Whatsapp tips and how to use group chat in WhatsApp. What is WhatsApp Whatsapp is a Facebook-owned messenger system with over 1 billion users, it’s the most popular messaging app in the world. You can send text messages, photos, videos, contacts, locations, great groups, and oh yeah make and receive calls.  All for free.  (for now) Online Communities or Chat Groups As a community manager on many platforms in my 10 years in the social media business, Whatsapp has always been a favorite for its ease, randomness and more personal […]

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Remove term: TripAdvisor is a Social Network TripAdvisor is a Social Network

New TripAdvisor is a Social Network

TripAdvisor has relaunched what they call social-assisted travel. Which they say enables members to get relevant recommendations and inspiration to plan your perfect trip. Which you can now do by now following friends brands influencers and travel experts. Wow, so the New TripAdvisor is a Social Network It’s about time really – they had it all there, they are the worlds largest travel site – everyone knows TripAdvisor.  I often wondered just how difficult could it be to add following friends and a social feed.  Well, as of yesterday the 13th November 2018 this awaited launch happened. The New TripAdvisor is a Social […]

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What is the USB-C and why do I need to know.

The USB-C is fast becoming the standard for charging and transferring data from our peripherals. All of the new phones, tablets, laptops are including them now, so I thought that it’s time I told you. What is the USB-C and why is everyone talking about it. The USB-C doesn’t look like the standard USB plug you know and love, you know the one you try to put it in the right way round and fail most times! This one actually looks more like the Micro UBS connects with its tiny physical connector and rounded edges. And it has two great […]

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