Surrey Social Media

A blog about all things social media at the University of Surrey.

Spot the difference: Insta Stories vs Snapchat Stories

It’s common knowledge that nearly every platform is trying to match the growing popularity of Snapchat, the game-changing app which introduced us to the joys of ephemeral posting in 2011. Whatsapp has introduced disappearing posts in Status, complete with stickers and the ability to doodle on your posts. Facebook recently launched Camera Effects, arguably the […]


#Surrey50 Festival of Wonder | Get Involved on Social Media!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you’ve probably heard that on Saturday 13th May the university is holding one of the biggest events in our history – the Festival of Wonder. The day is set to be full of fun festivities to help us celebrate 50 years in Guildford.   Of course, the social […]


New features and added safety precautions galore: March Social Media Roundup

It’s finally spring! As new flowers and leaves come to life, so do new features on social media. Here’s your latest monthly roundup of 2017…   Instagram – geostickers, live video and curbing graphic content Instagram’s duplication of Snapchat’s most loved features continues with the introduction of geostickers to Insta Stories. In the past, simple […]


What is Snapchat anyway?!

We talk about Snapchat a lot, both on this blog and to our colleagues across the university – and the response I always get when I ask “do you know what Snapchat is?” is usually “I know my son/daughter uses it, but that’s about it!” It’s true, Snapchat is very much the app for the […]


Why building your personal brand on social media is the most important thing you can do

Every social media profile you own is promoting you – even if that’s not what you intended. What impression are your profiles giving off? Is it one that you feel fits with your professional image? If you are putting it out there (or even if you’re not), expect people to be looking you up online. […]


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