Surrey Social Media

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

Christmas comes early with new features: December Social Media Roundup

December was an exciting month in terms of developments in the world of social media! Read on for the latest innovations being touted by all the major social channels… Instagram – Highlight stories/story archives and follow hashtags Instagram have introduced a number of new features in December which could be of interest to users. The […]


Facebook Reactions: More than just a bunch of emoji

What are Facebook Reactions? After endless requests from users for a ‘dislike’ button, Facebook rolled out Reactions in 2015 as a way of diversifying the ways in which people express their feelings about certain posts. Instead of just being able to ‘like’ something, Reactions provide users with six different emoji that connote varying… well… emotions. […]


Listen up – here’s what you need to know about podcasts

In recent years blogs have, understandably, become an important part of the internet. They’ve launched careers for countless writers and become an incredibly influential platform. As an extension, video blogs (I loathe the word ‘vlogs’), have morphed into an even larger section of the web, so much so that they make celebrities of those who […]


Image is everything: November Social Media Roundup

Things in the world of social media certainly aren’t slowing down in the run up to the festive season! Read on for more info on the latest updates from your favourite platforms… Instagram – Request to join Live broadcasts and Remix your messages In last month’s roundup, we told you about Instagram’s new ‘Go Live […]


Double trouble? Examining Twitter’s new 280 character limit

Back in September, Twitter doubled its character limit for a select few across the world (we’re looking at you, @careerssurrey) in a trial before potentially rolling out a 280 character limit for everybody. Earlier this month they made the leap and confirmed that all users except those who tweet in Japanese, Korean and Chinese (the […]


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