Surrey Social Media

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

Keep it Short: Making Content for the Modern Reader

Within recent years social media and smartphones have been revolutionising how people consume information. From skim reading to shorter attention spans, if your content doesn’t grab their interest within first few seconds, then there is probably no chance they will continue to watch or read what you have to say. People are using their mobiles […]


A ‘new and improved’ Twitter timeline, Facebook Reactions and InstaSwitch: February social media roundup

We take a look back at just some of the recent developments in the social media world and how they might impact your approach to social. GoPro and Periscope integration In the world of social media, Periscope is one of the relatively new kids on the block. It is a live streaming app, which, according […]


Peach, #TwitterFlightSchool and Beyond 140: January social media roundup

We take a look back at just some of the recent developments in the social media world and how they might impact your approach to social. Beyond 140 Longer tweets are coming soon to Twitter – or so it was reported in January. Apparently Twitter is building a new feature that will allow users to […]


Twitter Moments, LinkedIn’s App update and changes to EdgeRank: December social media roundup

We take a look back at just some of the recent developments in the social media world and how they might impact your approach to social. Twitter image sizes Image sizes on Twitter have always been a little… difficult. Although you can upload an image of any size (within reason), until now they have all cropped […]


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