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Social bots

Sensational election results and influencing public opinion – these are both associated with social bots. They are known as being digital opinion leaders that represent extreme political positions on social networks or to simply start disagreements. This technology influences what we think and feel. But what is the real danger of social bots? How influential are they, and how can you protect...

Micro influencers: the better brand ambassadors?

In the world of social media marketing, micro influencers are gaining a more and more prominent role as brand ambassadors. Users are more inclined to trust ‘smaller’ opinion leaders and their recommendations, because they see them as more authentic and interact with them regarding a specific topic. Their credibility and expert status make them particularly appealing to brands, which is why micro...

PR nightmares | Stirring up a digital frenzy

With the prominence of social media and viral videos and posts, PR nightmares can occur far faster and on a far larger scale than ever before. These are caused by a flood of negative comments on social networks or websites, resulting in a large crowd of people turning against individuals, corporations or organisations. Dissatisfied consumers target social media channels to put pressure on...

Deleting your Facebook account

Recent scandals with Facebook’s data protection policies have left many users feeling betrayed by the social networking giant, which has been facing accusations of failing to protect personal information from third-party use. Deleting your Facebook account is the best and most permanent way to protect your data from prying eyes. So how exactly is it done? This guide walks you through the steps to...

The best Facebook alternatives

We once used phone calls and text messages to carry out all our communication, but now our private conversations are largely digitalised and carried out almost entirely online. We write to each other via messenger apps and share photos, thoughts, and feelings on social networks. But because all our private communication now takes place over these digital channels, we now need to think more about...

How companies use social selling

Purchasing decisions are rarely made out of the blue. Customers usually go through a decision-making phase, during which it’s up to the company to convince the customer of their need for the product. This is most effective when you present yourself and your products as trustworthy and honest as possible – particularly on social networks, where your target group conducts research, asks for...

The most important social media platforms

Choosing the right channels is the first step of every social media strategy. In addition to the mandatory Facebook profile, there’s a wide selection of other social media platforms that can help aid in your efforts to further your brand and image. Reaching out to customers and defining target groups are just two of many advantages that these portals can offer.

Successful social media marketing

There’s more to social media than cat videos and holiday selfies. Over the past few years, marketing managers have discovered the great potential of different social media channels. Almost every business uses Facebook as a marketing platform, and many have discovered that this social network is about more than just managing the business’ image and strengthening a brand name. Social media marketing...

Social plugins and privacy

For website operators looking to increase their outreach, the advantages of social media buttons are obvious; content can be spread and followers can be generated with just one click of the ‘Tweet’ button, the ‘Like on Facebook’ social plugin, or the ‘Follow on Instagram’ link. These helpful extensions are great tools for expanding an internet presence, but critics warn that these plugins don’t go...

Social Plugins | boost interactivity on your website

Link your online project with your social media presence and enable cross-site interactions with the help of social plugins. By enabling like, share, and comment functions, website owners can increase the outreach of text posts, images, and videos exponentially, thanks to the ever-growing social media user base. Implementing social media plugins into your website can help you transform visitors...