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IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach Post-Race Reactions on Social Media

Following Alexander Rossi's dominant win at this weekend's IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach, a tidal wave of reactions flooded social media courtesy of the racing fans, the Andretti Autosport racing driver, and the rest of the field. After leading most practice sessions, conquering the Verizon P1 award, … Read More

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When Did Social Media Stop Being So … Social?

Recent developments since the 2016 presidential election—most notably the discovery that Facebook had been manipulated by Russia's Internet Research Agency—has led many users to question major social media platforms. This manipulation has prompted users to second-guess these networks' … Read More

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Pub chain JD Wetherspoon quits all social media

JD Wetherspoon, pub operator and purveyor of all-day breakfasts, has closed the social media accounts for all 900 of its outlets. The chain has abandoned Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and confirmed to TechRadar that its decision is permanent. Its main accounts were run from its head office, while … Read More

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Six ways social media negatively affects your mental health

The rise of social media has meant that we as a global population are more connected than we have ever been in the history of time. However, our reliance on social media can have a detrimental effect on our mental health, with the average Brit checking their phone as much …

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Social Media, Value Top Younger Shoppers’ Lists

First, brands are losing the ability to control the swift shift in trends, as consumers now hold the cards thanks to social media, endorsers, user reviews, as well as blogs. Social media can speed up style shifts and also erodes brand loyalty, which can create an opportunity "for niche, digitally …

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As students plan another walkout, experts credit social media and civics classes for activism

Known as Gen Z, iGen, Centennials and Founders, the group of 23 million born from 1996 to the present doesn't remember a time before social media or smart phones, according to the Center for Generational Kinetics, a company based in Austin, Texas, that studies what makes this generation tick. Read …

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Wetherspoon pub chain calls time on social media presence

JD Wetherspoon has closed down all of its social media accounts, saying that Twitter, Facebook and Instagram encourage compulsive behaviour. The move — announced by the pub chain on Twitter — comes after the company was thought to be concerned by bad publicity around the use of social … Read More

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Arrest of Black Men at Starbucks Spurs Outrage on Social Media

Here now, a look at social media reactions to the Starbucks arrest debacle. Prominent celebrities and public figures including musician Questlove, actor Wendell Pierce (best known for The Wire), MSNBC host Joy Ann Reid, and former NAACP president Cornell Brooks pointed to the Starbucks incident … Read More

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Ditching Social Media Is Not A Smart Move For Any Business

The world and Twitter were rocked this morning when the 'news' hit that Wetherspoons (a thirty-nine-year-old pub/bar business with +37,000 employees and around a billion pounds of turnover) decided to leave the various social media platforms they were on. A bold move considering the current … Read More

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Finally, A Boss Gets The Message On Social Media

A captain of industry in Britain has done something both smart and courageous. He has decided to shutter the company's social media accounts for all of its hundreds of outlets. It is something that other business leaders should consider doing too! I write of Tim Martin, chairman of JD Whetherspoon, …