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Category Archives: Social Media

YouTube’s Return on Investment

Google, who share a parent company with YouTube, suggest that the video sharing service has a better Return on Investment (ROI) than television. In their meta-analysis of 56 case studies … Continue reading

June 11, 2016

Data Quality on Social Media

After the wave of misleading and erroneous graphs following the 2016 elections, it is worth considering how we can ensure data quality and good standards of data visualisation on social … Continue reading

May 26, 2016

Copy and Haste XI: Portcullis and Election Maps

As inevitable as the sun rising, claims of broadcasting bias follow coverage of elections. Mick Ward writes on Facebook: Just seen some of the worse biased reporting on the BBC … Continue reading

May 10, 2016

Ed Balls Day and the Brand-Wagon

On the internet, none of your mistakes are ever forgotten. Five years ago, Ed Balls, the Labour MP for Morley and Outwood and Shadow Chancellor, was searching for an article … Continue reading

May 7, 2016

Copy and Haste X: Brexit Maths

On the BBC political debating programme Question Time, an audience member claimed that leaving the European Union would mean Britain could entirely pay its national debt back by 2030. (Video: … Continue reading

April 26, 2016

Copy and Haste IX: Missing Tweets

On Twitter, deleting one of your posts is typically seen as a sign of secrecy, of back-tracking, of hiding the truth.┬áIn the recent row over tax avoidance, Karl Turner MP … Continue reading

April 15, 2016

Copy and Haste VIII: Swing and a Miss

Within his first six months, has the new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn performed well in polls? That is the question arising from this infographic, which claims that the party have … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · 1 Comment