Sacking of human editors sees a surge of fake news stories on social networking site
Lead Newscaster: Transfer Deadline Day sees David Luiz move to West Didsbury and Chorlton.
Second Newscaster: Donald Trump plans to build a wall around the M25 motorway.
Lead Newscaster: Also tonight… Hillary Clinton appeals to Brexiteers at a Manchester conference.
Second Newscaster: Facebook under fire for fake news feeds.
Lead Newscaster: Also in sport, crown green bowls is set to become an Olympic sport.
Spot the genuine news story of the quintet of headlines: it is the fourth news item in our sketch. This week, Net Sixty Six have learned about Facebook’s fake news feeds. The social networking giant has fired eighteen editorial contractors. This has seen a move towards the greater use of algorithms for the site’s trending topics. Continue reading “Facebook in Fake News Feed Shocker”
Net66 looks at the two social networking sites and as to which of the two works best for small businesses
For many businesses, Twitter and Facebook are the main two social media channels. They might choose a significant third channel such as LinkedIn or Google+. As following your company’s Facebook and/or Twitter feed no longer means PC access (smartphones and digital tablets are more common), this equates to a wider potential audience. Continue reading “Facebook or Twitter: Which Works Best?”
For many people, our chosen plumber, bakery, takeaway or minicab firm can be determined by word of mouth. Sometimes, the odd status update on Facebook can sway our preferences. A review site like Trip Advisor or Yelp is another source. Since yesterday, Facebook became another source. Through Facebook Professional Services, it offers access to customer reviews, with links to each company’s Facebook pages. Continue reading “Facebook Professional Services: A Yelp Killer?”
Scottish flag missing on St. Andrew’s Day status update
Today, Cyber Monday shares its celebration of e-commerce with another day. That of the patron saint of Scotland, St. Andrew. Legend states that the remains of [Saint] Andrew the Apostle were brought over to Scotland from Constantinople. The town where his remains were sent to is better known for golf: St. Andrews. Continue reading “St. Andrew’s Day Flag Omission Shocker”