Wikipedia introduces the Wikimedia Endowment

Posted by Camille Storms on Wed, Jan 27, 2016 @ 09:16 AM

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Read time: 2 - 3 minutes

What was the date of David Bowie’s birthday? In what year did the Berlin Wall fall? How long can a guinea pig live? At what temperature can you bend steel? It’s questions like these that most of us take to Wikipedia.

The online community-driven encyclopaedia has gained the trust and uncanny behaviour of users all over the world – want to learn more about something? Wiki it.

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Topics: Social Issues, The Big News

4 important factors to heading a successful marketing team

Posted by David Murton on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 @ 10:40 AM

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Read time: 4 - 5 minutes

Do you want a marketing team for your business? If so, then there are some fundamentals you need to account for before you even start hiring. Remember that marketing (regardless of the platform) is a creatively-driven industry. It's also an industry that excels when supported by collaboration, helpful critiques and guidance, and fostered ideation.

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Topics: Online Advice, Social Issues, Business News

Personal confessions coincide with Brighton Digital Festival

Posted by David Murton on Thu, Sep 24, 2015 @ 10:52 AM

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Throughout the month of September, a digital festival is held in Brighton, England. While the event itself celebrates digital culture, it has brought with it an interesting - and, at times, confronting - digital installation at Brighton train station. The station's main display, which usually rotates between displaying train times and advertisements, now includes two-minute loops of secrets that have been submitted anonymously; and some of them are very personal.

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Topics: Social Issues, Technology, Public Relations

Facebook launches Signal for all journalists

Posted by David Murton on Mon, Sep 21, 2015 @ 04:27 PM

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It's no secret that, over the past couple of years, Facebook has increasingly grown into a go-to source for news and trending topics. Just last year, the company unveiled its Newswire Page for journalists, introduced Trending, and released the mobile news-driven app Facebook Paper. With such a large amount of news-rich content and the ability to track trending conversations, it's really not that surprising to find out Facebook has released another news product in the form of Signal.

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Topics: Social Media News & Strategies, Social Issues

Australians react to Tony Abbott being ousted as prime minister

Posted by David Murton on Tue, Sep 15, 2015 @ 10:36 AM

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In the past two years, Australia has gone through four prime ministers, only two of whom were actually elected in by the Australian public. To say that the latest victim of a leadership spill, Tony Abbott, was a divisive prime minister is an understatement. So when word got out that Malcolm Turnbull was going to contest the leadership and subsequently won, the Australian public naturally had a lot to say.

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Topics: Social Media News & Strategies, Social Issues, The Big News

Hashtags that drove important global discussions in 2014

Posted by David Murton on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 @ 06:30 AM

When looking back, 2014 was a fairly dark and conflicting year.

With that considered, it's no surprise that many sobering and important hashtags emerged throughout the year, encouraging people from across the globe to join in on the discussion. Whether the hasthags were created to petition for the return of kidnapped schoolgirls, to discuss the ever-present concerns of racial divides in developed nations, to tackle misognyny, or to shed light on how those with mental illnesses have their plights trivialised, these hashtags held a lot more weight and importance than your average ones.

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Topics: Social Media News & Strategies, Social Issues

Twitter CEO admits to poor anti-trolling efforts

Posted by Alex Connellan on Fri, Feb 06, 2015 @ 12:25 PM

Given the internet's tendency to give all the wrong people platforms through which to troll and spout offensive filth, many websites have systems in place to filter out those who are lurking for the wrong reasons. Infamously, Twitter has failed on several occasions to introduce its own such a system to weed out these types of users. However, this may change very soon.

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Topics: Social Media News & Strategies, Social Issues, Technology

The Interview and censorship in the online age

Posted by David Murton on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

Censorship is dead. In the past this statement may have been inaccurate, but in today's ever-connected online environment any form of censorship is nothing more than a stall. A momentary barricade that can be overcome by those who are happy to make the effort in doing so.

Sony's recent decision to indefinitely postpone the release of The Interview, a comedy centred around the story of two journalists hired to assassinate the leader of North Korea, has brought with it a very vocal fallout from many. It's a decision that even US President Barack Obama voiced his opinion on, stating that Sony had made the wrong decision. But regardless of Sony's decision, the question is whether it really matters in a world where censorship doesn't have the weight it once had.

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Topics: Social Issues, Business News, Technology

Margin Media's Top 10 Blogs of 2014

Posted by David Murton on Mon, Dec 22, 2014 @ 09:50 AM

It's hard to believe that 2014 is almost over, but all of us are now looking foward to what 2015 has in store.

2014 was a big year for Margin Media, and to celebrate we've put together a list of our top 10 blogs from this year (based on views). As you can see, whether it was about marketing, technology, or the social issues facing the online world, our top 10 covers a lot of ground.

As lead copywriter, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have been reading our blog over the years, as well as all the fantastic writers who contributed their work and time to the blog throughout 2014.

 

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Topics: Entertainment, Social Issues, Business News

#illridewithyou: How Australians reacted to the Sydney siege

Posted by David Murton on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 @ 01:20 PM

With the Sydney siege over, Sydneysiders are very slowly going back to their normal routines. 

While it will take Australians time to come to terms with what happened, there were a few uplifting moments to occur from such a tragic event. These include the ongoing #illridewithyou hashtag and the response to Rupert Murdoch's insensitive tweet.

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Topics: Social Media News & Strategies, Social Issues

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