Posts Categorized: Social Media News

Study charts Twitter’s rise in popularity

A study released this week charts Twitter’s rise in popularity and found that 2009 proved a turning point for the social network. The research, which was conducted by Sysomos who specialise in analysing social media, found that 95% of current Twitter users signed up since 2009 which means that only… Read more »

Welsh woman is oldest Facebook member

A Welsh pensioner from the seaside town of Tenby in Pembrokeshire has attracted almost a 1,000 Facebook friend requests after she was declared the oldest user of the social networking site. The 103-year-old great grandmother, Lillian Lowe, took over the title after the former oldest member, 104-year-old Ivy Bean from… Read more »

Microsoft’s $15 billion bid knocked back by Facebook

Microsoft has this week confirmed that they attempted to buy Facebook in 2007 for $15 billion (£9.5 billion). The admission came during Le Web Conference in Paris where Microsoft’s senior director of strategy acquisitions, Fritz Lanman, was speaking as part of the panel. Lanman revealed that Microsoft had attempted to… Read more »

Limo Broker launch new highly search engine optimised (SEO) website

Top chauffeur driven limo hire provider, Limo Broker, have launched a brand new version of their successful website ( featuring state of the art search engine optimisation techniques. The luxury transport operator is already a giant in the world of online marketing within its industry, with the company’s old site… Read more »

70% of Brits check Facebook before bed

According to a recent study, some 73% of Brits regularly check their social network page before falling asleep. This figure means British people are more likely to be found on their laptop or smart phone surfing the web before lights out than reading a book or flicking through a magazine,… Read more »

New social network launched by Facebook co-founder

Chris Hughes co-founder the world’s most popular social network, Facebook, has now turned his attention to creating a new social network, this time aimed at helping the world to become a better place. The newly formed network named Jumo, aims to connect charities with organisations and individuals around the world… Read more »

Twitter boycott in aid of charity

Hoards of celebrities have vowed to boycott Twitter until $1 million has been raised for the Keep a Child Alive charity. High profile Twitterers such as Lady GaGa and Usher have agreed to cease using all social media including Facebook and Twitter, until the target sum has been reached. Fellow… Read more »

Women feel more pressure than men to be witty on Facebook

According to a recent study, women feel more pressurised to come up with engaging and interesting status updates when compared to men, but overall, social media is affecting all of our stress levels. While networks such as Facebook and Twitter are a great way of keeping in touch with friends… Read more »