Posts tagged Instagram

Followers: Playing the Number Games

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Oh, Look! Someone just followed you on [put your favourite social network here]!

Of course, that little ‘new follower’ notification makes you happy – just a little; don’t say no! Then, unless you’re like a very celebrity-like popular kinda person, you’ll probably go and check out your new follower’s profile – you know, just to see who’s gonna see what you post.

So, what do you see? A bunch of numbers, a follow button, maybe a biography line, and then maybe their tweets or pictures or whatever it is that network’s for – of course unless their profile is private or they haven’t shared anything yet.

In this post, I’m gonna talk about a specific type of people and their numbers:

#TeamFollowBack: What losers do to get meaningless followers on [not just] twitter.

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Filter Bubble: Breaking Out of the Over-Personalised Internet!

Do you know what Filter Bubble is? The term, Filter Bubble, first started to get attention after Eli Pariser used it in his famous TEDTalk and best-selling book back in 2011. Filter bubble refers to a condition where sites and services on the Internet get to know you, and then they only show you the stuff they think you would want to see.

This means everything becomes more and more personalised – I mean over-personalised – to the point where we won’t see anything outside of our “interests” or our “comfort zone”. Here, in this post I’m explaining why this is a concern, and how to break out of this bubble.

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Manchester United: a Global Brand on Social Media

Any Manchester United fan will tell you that being at Old Trafford is a dream come true – or to some, the whole Theatre of Dreams come true. Personally, I’ve been lucky enough a couple of times, and just stepping through the gate is an awesome experience! The excitement, the feeling of being part of something bigger than ourselves, the love for the Manchester United team  – it’s all unique and united. Continue reading