Surrey Social Media

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

New visuals and safety concerns: June Social Media Roundup

June brought a number of new features to your favourite social channels, and some have proved more controversial than others. Read on for the latest in social media news. Snapchat – Underwater Spectacles and controversial Maps June brought new Snap Inc hardware and also an in-app update in the form of the Snapchat Map feature. […]


Fun features for all: May Social Media Roundup

In this month’s roundup we’ll be exploring the new features introduced by Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter. Let’s get started! Instagram – Face filters and new Stories options Instagram are continuing the process of ensuring their Stories platform has the features to compete with rival Snapchat. Midway through May, Instagram released ‘face filters’, which, like […]


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 […]


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