Facebook no longer likes the Like Gate

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Gordon White is joined by Kyle Murdoch, Graeme Geddes, Malcolm White, Kenny MacMillan and Cameron Wilson for some chat around recent issues in and around the world of social media.

We start with some discussion about the recent announcement from Facebook that they are dropping the Like Gate function later this year. The discussion also explores Facebook’s recent experiment when they manipulated the news feeds of over 700,000 users, and the recent appearance of a Buy Button.

During the podcast we discuss the following:

  • Facebook Like Gate is to be dropped later this year Read Article
  • Has Facebook become too commercial?
  • Facebook’s manipulation of over 700,000 user’s news feeds Read Article
  • The changing habits of restaurant diners brought about by technology Read Article
  • Swipii – The new loyalty App
  • Britons now spend more time on tech devices than they do sleeping Read Article
  • Apple appoint a Director of Social Media
  • Can Bebo really make a comeback?
  • Robin Thicke’s Twitter fail Read Article
  • Should employees get a smartphone break
  • Selfies – some revealing statistics
  • The social media responses to the referendum debate in Scotland View Twitter Heat Map
  • Facebook introduces a Buy Button
  • LinkedIn introduce header images for unpaid accounts – or do they?
  • LinkedIn Pulse now open to everyone for publishing …View Pulse Post

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