Users have in the past questioned Twitter’s revenue strategies after the introduction of news feed ads and videos were accused of being very much like Facebook, with concerns that it could be turning into a Facebook clone, however it is suggested that new plans will put promoted tweets directly onto […]
Only last week Facebook announced that it was starting a slow rollout to users allowing them to send cash payments to their friends via the Messenger app, however this week they have unveiled so many more features that will completely change your Facebook experience, including changes to the Facebook timeline […]
Starting today, a new feature will steadily appear on your Facebook over the upcoming months which allows for a user to send money to friends directly through the chat. The new feature will be available on iOS, Android and the web, and will work in a similar way to that […]
If you have been using Facebook the past few days, your news feed may have been bombarded with statuses denying Facebook the right to use their photos and other data, following and update to their terms and conditions at the beginning of the New Year. These statuses have notably been […]
Today at Comtek we are celebrating 22 years of business. As the company has grown and transformed over the last 22 years, so has technology as we know it! To celebrate this, we have created a timeline covering 22 years of change in IT.
An investigation set up in 2012 revealed that advertising through Facebook’s network resulted in likes from fake and suspicious accounts despite the fact they would never have been real customers or held any genuine interest in the business at all. Years have passed and Facebook has finally announced that it […]
After refusing to change their policy which resulted in hundreds of LGBT users being blocked from the social network, Facebook released a statement apologising for the uncooperative response that was given. The policy stated that accounts must be under a user’s legal name, meaning the likes of performers and drag […]
Ephemeral messaging has become increasingly popular this past year after the 3 year old app Snapchat finally made a boom, leaving the likes of Facebook scrambling after their share of the market after an unsuccessful buyout attempt. Facebook’s first shot at the ephemeral market started with the release of Slingshot […]
Mobile service provider EE has recently been criticised for covering up customer complaints in order to maintain a good image by channelling complaints into private chats to prevent the issues from being visible to the public. Despite these allegations, EE has denied it all, claiming private chat windows are only […]
As many users will be aware, Facebook’s Newsfeeds have developed an increasing amount of spam involving clickbait: the nonsense links with intriguing headlines that tempt you to click on them but lead you to nonsense pages providing little to no content. In order to make Facebook spam free and maybe […]
Satire, “the use of humour, irony, exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticise people’s stupidity in relation to a topic”, is used by many however is greatly misunderstood by the few, resulting in that odd individual who may flounce in response. In an attempt to keep the minority happy, Facebook […]
It wasn’t long ago that Facebook was left to apologise after an online experiment that involved manipulating user news feeds was criticised for being un-ethical. Despite the negative press Facebook was given, many other websites have stood by Facebook’s actions, and one of these is OkCupid.
UPDATE: Bolt has in fact been launched despite questions over the genuine nature of advert banners pushed towards users. The app is currently only available in Singapore, New Zealand and South Africa, however we can expect to see this soon internationally. ——————————————————————————————————- ORIGINAL POST: It has been reported by Instagram […]
Earlier this year, Facebook began rolling out video ads across user newsfeeds after statistics highlighted a 93% increase in video ads in 2013 from the previous year, achieving over £1billion worth of mobile ads in the UK alone. Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter have been dipping a toe […]
Twitter was always that one social network you could trust to feed you with all your social needs without ads for mobile apps you never have or will have any interest in. All that is past tense now. Expect irritating adverts from now until forever of banners for those games […]
An apology has been sent out to BT users after problems developed last week preventing BT customers from connecting to social media, banking and shopping sites. It is unknown as to the number of customers affected, however the issues were reported across different parts of the UK including Cornwall, Eastbourne, […]
A new payment method called Charge To Mobile has been released by network provider O2, allowing Google Play users to purchase up to £30 worth of applications and have it charged directly to their monthly/pay as you go phone contract. This payment method is becoming rapidly more popular, achieving over […]
Facebook’s new app Slingshot was uploaded to the app store only the other week by apparent accident, however is rumored to be released officially tonight. Slingshot was developed to specifically compete against Snapchat after they rejected a buyout offer only a month ago.
Recent tests have led researchers to believe that our Facebook posts and daily mood are influenced by the stories we read on our news feed. The data collected suggests that people who are exposed to more positive stories are more likely to use more positive words in their own posts, […]
Recent statistics have shown that Facebook is losing its teen custom to newer, ‘trendier’ social networking applications such as Snapchat and WhatsApp. Stats show that 1 year ago, 42% of teens claimed the social network they valued the most was Facebook, however 6 months ago this dropped to 33% and […]