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August 7, 2019Published by: Drew Benvie

Ofcom report on the future of TV and streaming

The UK is fast becoming a nation of streamers, according to research released this morning by communications services regulator Ofcom. In its latest Media Nations report looking at UK TV viewing habits, it finds that half of UK homes now subscribe to streaming services, highlighting a major shift in the nation's TV viewing behaviour in the last 12 months.

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January 16, 2019Published by: Kieran Moriarty

Stories: The Imitation Game

Way back in 2013, Snapchat launched one of social media’s most groundbreaking innovations – Stories. The feature enabled users to post photos and videos that gave audiences a more complete picture of what a person or brand was about, before it all disappeared after 24 hours.

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August 28, 2018Published by: Kieran Moriarty

Kiki, Alli and Ice Buckets: the secret recipe for a viral video

If, like us, you’re never off Instagram, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the ‘Kiki Challenge’ recently – it’s the latest viral video craze to take social media by storm. The concept is simple: participants are filmed dancing to Drake’s latest single In My Feelings, with some going so far as to bust a move alongside moving cars (of course, Battenhall doesn’t condone such a reckless disregard for road safety).

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August 22, 2018Published by: Meg Edwards

Facebook’s ‘Become a Supporter’ feature has landed in the UK

Back in March 2018, Facebook announced that it was testing a new subscription feature for video creators. The idea was to encourage YouTube-style creators to start earning money from their Facebook followers with a $4.99 (£3.49) a month subscription fee for loyal fans. Subscribers would have access to exclusive content and a range of other perks.

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October 12, 2016Published by: Andrew McClenaghan

Could social media be about to change the face of football?

In the UK, many football clubs are considered to be institutions. Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal for example, are steeped in decades of history. Their past is part of their continued appeal and their successes, coupled with how social media amplifies their fan base around the world, means it’s hard to imagine how any new team could attract any similar attention.

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March 24, 2016Published by: Jonny Atter

YouTube ups its live streaming capabilities

Have you tried live streaming video yet? It's increasingly at our finger tips with Facebook Live and Periscope but now YouTube has stepped into the game too. Although YouTube has had live streaming capability for a while now it had to be done through Google+ and Hangouts if you were on a desktop, or through the YouTube creator app if on mobile and wasn't always the most user friendly experience.

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December 11, 2015Published by: Samantha Sy

2015 in review according to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Apple

This week the world's social networks have released their picks of the biggest moments 2015. With the New Year approaching, these reviews give a great insight into how we consumed and shared media this year, and perhaps why the impression of how 2015 went down is different depending on the social network you favour. It shows trending topics from a range of different interests that we, as a world, joined together to appreciate, sympathise and enjoy.

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