Friday Download: The Twitter President, Facebook Journalism, and a change in target marketing…

THE TWITTER PRESIDENT This week’s polls suggest President-elect Donald Trump’s support is falling, and his 140 character proclamations have been criticised; however, there’s no denying that Trump’s tweets exert direct influence over industry and political leaders. Last Thursday Trump wiped $1.2bn off Toyota’s company value as the share price fell 3% in minutes after Trump…

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Friday Download: Predictions for 2017, Capturing Social Media History and regional trends

A happy New Year and welcome back to work from the FTI Digital team! We hope you had a relaxing time over the Christmas break, and that you haven’t broken too many of your New Years’ resolutions already. As seems fitting for January, in this week’s edition we take a glance back at social media…

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Friday Download: Fight Against Extremist Content, Instagram Evolution and Breaking the ice on LinkedIn

A busy week around the world, as Cuba ponders a post-Castro future, The UK Supreme Court consider parliamentary sovereignty, and South Korea’s parliament vote to impeach their embattled President. The prominence of such stories was also reflected online; Google search volumes for South Korean premier Park Geung-hye were the highest since her election in 2012,…

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Friday Download: Free Speech, Sharing Moments and the boom in digital content business

Another week, another political moment that will go down in history. Throughout Fidel Castro’s life he split opinion, so it’s not surprising that the news of his death drew a fierce reaction online from those who loved and loathed him. Anti-Castro Twitter users, including Donald Trump, celebrated the loss of the long-ruling revolutionary. Trump’s “Fidel…

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Friday Download: Facebook as an Enabler, a Press Release Hoax and Black Friday Cyber Security Risks

On Wednesday, Philip Hammond delivered his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor of the Exchequer. As ever, Twitter users responded with creative memes, jokes and GIFs, some of which outperformed the posts of MPs. We watched the @HMTreasury Twitter account to see how it used social media during the Autumn statement, and were pleased to see…

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Friday Download: A Unified Inbox, Finding Happiness, Target Practice… and the cutest thing we’ve ever seen

If your week’s been as busy as mine, you’ll be glad to know Facebook is about to make it a whole lot easier to stay on top of conversations across its social platforms. Phew! It announced this week that it’s updating its Pages Manager mobile app to include a new, unified inbox that lets page…

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Friday Download: #USelection, hacking, Facebook Jobs… and a mutant snail finds love

What a week! In what’s safe to say was one of the most surprising US Election results in history, tens of millions of people took to social media to share their views on Trump’s rise to power, a level of interaction that shattered existing records for political discussion. The polls got it wrong, but did…

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