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A Social Media Agency’s Likes and Fails – 8th August – Snack to the Future and Chrome password security

Here are today’s Likes and Fails!


This is AMAZING. No word of a lie. A fantastic new Tumblr has been set up called ‘Snack to the Future‘ which is filled with photoshopped images of movie posters taking a new snack/food style twist. It features such gems as ‘Thoreo’, ‘Brie Willy’ and ’127 hors d’oeurves’, and the one below. This is one of the best inventions in all that is Tumblr. Enjoy.


Chrome has had a bit of a boo boo. The Google Web Browser has had a breach of users’ password security discovered by Mashable. Elliot Kember author of the article found that by visiting the password settings section on your chrome browser you had easy access to whoever was logged into chrome’s passwords. Any passwords you may have saved from sites you regularly visit will be saved in this location and that when you click ‘show’ next to the site’s name you have the pass saved for it will show you the characters from your password. Check it out yourself from your chrome browser (chrome://settings/passwords) and read more at the Mashable link above.


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by Helen Stirling


Social Media News – 24th October – LinkedIn and Ann Coulter

LinkedIn have rolled out video advertisements for the site. The platform LinkedIn Ads, lets advertisers use their YouTube or other videos to promote brands.  The ads are easily cost controlled with pay per view/click and the campaign can be cancelled at any time. It is expected that the adverts will be 300×250 in size, similar to the existing adverts. Will Hambly the marketing manager for LinkedIn wrote today, “Video ads are currently available through the LinkedIn Ads self-serve interface, our targeted advertising platform that lets large and small advertisers place text and image ads across the LinkedIn site.” LinkedIn is hoping that this along with its new profile design will improve ease of use and make it much easier for advertisers to connect with users.

Ann Coulter has caused an online uproar after posting a tweet, (see above) about President Obama. This sparked a response from Special Olympian, John Franklin Stephens who condemned her use of the R-word in an open online letter. He writes “I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow…” He continues, “I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child by people like you, but rose above it to find a way to succeed in life as many of my fellow Special Olympians have.” He poignantly ends the letter with, “No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much. Come join us someday at Special Olympics.  See if you can walk away with your heart unchanged.” See the whole letter here

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by Helen Stirling