Should social networks, like Twitter and Facebook, suffer blackouts to stem the spread of civil unrest? A recent survey suggests that, following the riots, the idea is more popular than you might have thought.
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So-and-so’s a total fraud, isn’t he? Who’s up for a riot next week? I love social media, but it isn’t only there for good. When the good turns ugly, how do people know whether they’re playing by the rules?
Holiday snaps on Facebook, bragging about our shopping spree on Twitter – new research suggests most burglars monitor social media to choose their targets. Are we sharing too much information?
What inspires you? A big challenge? Doing something for charity? The people at American Express want to know, and they’ll give to charity if you tell them. Only this charity campaign isn’t quite as inspiring as it seems…
As London has descended into chaos over the last few days, thoughts have turned to the role that social media is playing. But can’t we credit social networking with helping the situation instead of blaming it?
Advances in car technology are almost always positive, but with carmakers now developing in-car apps, I’m not so sure. Won’t web apps in our cars be just another distraction that could make our roads more dangerous?
It looks like the temptation to tweet or update your status is too much for some drivers – many now use their mobile phones to access Facebook and Twitter behind the wheel. Are they mad?
Companies like to boast about ‘listening’ to their customers, but in my experience most of it’s just hot air. Have you ever changed a company’s mind, or got them to answer your question honestly?
US banking giant Citi has taken its stateside Twitter presence one step further, launching a new account to deal with customer complaints. Could the UK banking sector benefit from such social media customer service?
As we come to the end of 2010, it’s time to reminisce over the best technology from the year that was. The Which? Tech team has joined us to run down their technology highlights, featuring the iPad and Xbox Kinect.
What’s the last thing you do before you go to bed? Watch telly, read a book, cuddle your other half? Or maybe you’re with the three quarters of Brits who check a social networking site, like Facebook?
Have you ever mentioned brand names on Twitter or Facebook? If so, I’ll bet that one, it was a complaint and two, they didn’t respond. So why aren’t brands providing better customer service on social networking sites?
Have you heard all the furore about the new Gap logo? Or maybe that should be the old Gap logo, because the new one’s now been scrapped in favour of the blue box they’ve been using for the past 20 years.