The map goddess @AngharadStone posed an interesting poser on Twitter last night.
@AngharadStone Good question. Do you mean the full postcode or just the first part? B, BB, DD, E, G, LL, M, N, NN, S, SS, W.
— BX Postcode Area (@BXpostcodearea) December 31, 2016
It seemed like an interesting problem, […]
This tweet caught my eye earlier this month:
@AccLeicsPolice @nickkeane @TrueBlueLine Better version with Scotland. CoLP is at over 800… pic.twitter.com/aK8FcVDDQJ
— Alex Ray (@AlexJTRay) December 3, 2016
For each of the police forces in the UK (ex BTP, Civil Nuclear Constabulary and City of London*) Alex has worked out the proportion […]
Unicode (the standards body that decides what emoji are available) have released guidelines to address the lack of diversity in emoji. The ethnicity guidelines were released last year (and at the end of August the last major vendor – Google – implemented them). The gender guidelines are not yet ratified, but vendors are already starting […]
In the last week Twitter has quietly announced a little change that could should have an enormous impact on how the public contacts public sector organisations in the future. The rumours are that Facebook is heading in the same direction. […]
As they might have said in Zoolander… What with instagram revealing 56% of UK comments include at least one emoji, it being declared the fastest growing language EVER, journalists writing news articles in emoji and someone even translating a film into emoji.
My fave emoji fact of the last month is that Instagram won’t allow […]
I’ve been trying to build a list of every Twitter search parameter (documented and undocumented) that I can find (coming soon!). As part of my research I have been looking at searching for tweets from the new generation of live streaming apps.
One of the little known ways of refining a twitter search is by […]
This is a technique I read about on a blog earlier in the year…but when I searched for it today I failed to find it. I have written it up for myself, but if anyone knows where I can find the original I’d love to link to it!
How can you contact someone privately through […]
Earlier today @Christian_Aid tweeted every police force in the country to let them know that next week is Christian Aid week, and so there will be doorstep collections. I’m impressed that they are letting forces know…but the way they did it was not good Twitter etiquette.
It started with this tweet:
We’ll be […]
Twitter Direct Messages (DMs) have always been a bit of an anomaly. Twitter is fundamentally a public and asymmetric network – you can follow someone who doesn’t follow you back.
Direct messages work in the opposite direction to every other message in the network – you can only DM people who are following you. This […]
I just listened in on a webinar on #BigListening from the US non-profit @Upwell (http://www.upwell.us/). They describe themselves as a PR agency for the sea, and are brilliant at spotting emerging topics of online discussion, and then amplifying the heck out of them to turn a tiny little thing, into a really big thing online. […]