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April 24, 2019Published by: Mashaal Punja

Speak easy: The rapid rise of the voice note

When it comes to communicating, it’s safe to say that the internet has changed things a lot.

Like us, you’re probably never off your phone, but chances are, social media is the first port of call when chatting with family and friends.

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August 2, 2018Published by: Steph Bennett

What’s up with WhatsApp charging brands?

WhatsApp has announced today that it will soon start charging business users and brands for using the platform for marketing and customer service purposes.

With Facebook profits starting to take a dive and the use of WhatsApp for marketing on the rise, this is of course a very savvy decision indeed.

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February 1, 2018Published by: Drew Benvie

Facebook hits 2.14bn users, WhatsApp 1.5bn

Facebook announced its quarterly numbers overnight, with mostly ups and some downs. The social network reached new heights in terms of user numbers, revenue and profit, but share prices dipped with reactions to the slowing user number growth in general, and a dip in the US and Canada.

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August 23, 2017Published by: Battenhall Intern

A snapshot of how WeChat is used in China

Social media in China is nothing like what we’re used to in the West. Although the country’s Great Firewall blocks most external social media platforms, it is not short of its own unique social networks, as technology is a driving factor for the Chinese economy. RenRen, Weibo and Youku Tudou are examples of social media platforms that, from a Western perspective, are often said to be similar to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Yet, having just returned from Beijing, my argument is that they can't be so easily compared - especially when it comes to the WeChat app.

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August 1, 2017Published by: Fereshta Amir

Sarahah: the new anonymous messaging app on the block

Looks like there's a new messaging app in town that could shake things up and compete with the likes of WhatsApp and Yik Yak. Sarahah, a relatively unknown app, caught our attention last week, when it soared to the top of rankings of the most-downloaded apps in the UK, USA, Australia and Ireland. So what is Sarahah and what does it do?
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