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7 reasons Instagram is crushing Snapchat in the battle of the Stories function

I’m never one to shy away from owning up to a mistake, so it’s with relatively little embarrassment that I’ll admit I was wrong about Instagram Stories. Yes, they are a shameless clone of functionality that Snapchat made cool but, having given the Instagram version a proper go over the past week or so, I’ve come to a conclusion…

Instagram Stories are good…really good in fact. Continue reading 7 reasons Instagram is crushing Snapchat in the battle of the Stories function

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Live videos? Meh…some social media predictions for 2017

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Happy New Year everyone – how is 2017 treating you so far?

I had every intention of making this first post of the year a list of New Year’s resolutions – like I did 12 months ago – but, after sitting down to write them, well… Continue reading Live videos? Meh…some social media predictions for 2017

New Year’s resolutions 2016…how did I get on?

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So, here we are, the end of another year – where did the time go?

Back in January I blogged my list of New Year’s resolutions. Now, because I’m a bit of a nerd and to highlight the importance of evaluation, I wanted to report back on how I’ve done. Continue reading New Year’s resolutions 2016…how did I get on?

35 things I took away from #youth_conf

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Last week I was lucky enough to be one of the presenters at the Engaging Youth conference in London. I was speaking about Instagram and some of the things we’ve learnt using it at the University of Warwick.

As well as doing my speaking bit, I was also able to to hear most of the other sessions from the day – here’s a few things I took away from a busy conference. Continue reading 35 things I took away from #youth_conf

I spent a month trying to crack Snapchat stories – here’s what I learned

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Snapchat has been on my ‘to-do’ list for some time now. Sure, I’ve dabbled – mainly using it to send random snaps to my drummer – but had never really given it a proper go, until this August. Continue reading I spent a month trying to crack Snapchat stories – here’s what I learned

14 awesome articles & an inspired infographic I enjoyed in July

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Another month bites the dust. Some how we’re in August and the football season is about to start again. I know I say this every month, but 2016 really is flying by – anyway, time for my usual roundup of great reading that you might have missed. Continue reading 14 awesome articles & an inspired infographic I enjoyed in July

29 things I learnt at #ConfDF – my first Discovering Futures Conference

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of heading down to that London to speak at the latest Discovering Futures event – a day focussed on using social media for student recruitment. My session was about Instagram (surprise, surprise!) and seemed to go well…thanks to those who sat in on it! Continue reading 29 things I learnt at #ConfDF – my first Discovering Futures Conference