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At the turn of the year, we had no idea we’d take a trip to the shops, our friend’s house or the pub for granted. We were celebrating how a new year, as well as a new decade, means a fresh start to really hit the ground running but, in truth, the world has hit the ground face first. 
 
You’ve probably read and heard the word “unprecedented” more times in the last few weeks than you had in your entire life so we’re going to try and focus on something that has more… well… precedence! 
 
Depending on your age, you may remember being taught, or your children being taught, about “cyber bullying” at school. Well, apparently, some slipped through the net and have decided they can say what they like about whom they like when online. Now, whilst we are huge believers that everybody is entitled to their own opinion, there is always a time and place to voice them and understanding this will play a huge part in helping people think before they act online. 
 
 
We’ve now completed a month of 2020, how's it been for you? Things like ‘Dry January’, going to the gym, going on a diet and spending less time on social media are amongst the most popular January objectives but how many people actually stick to this? Have you considered or tried any of the above? 
 
New Year, New Decade. How has social media evolved over the past ten years? 
 
Things change. We all know this. As the infamous saying goes, only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. But just how much have our favourite social media platforms changed since 2010? 
 
 
As 2019 draws to a close, we’ve been reflecting on what has been a very productive year here at Specky and Ginge. 
Twitter’s Vice President of Design & Research, Dantley Davis, recently tweeted about the new features he’s looking forward to trialling in 2020. Amongst the new features being explored next year is not allowing users to mention you without your permission and being able to remove your mention from tweets. 
 
The new, anti-phishing element that has been installed by Instagram will now let you see all official emails which Instagram has sent to you in-app. 
Over 12 years ago, Chris Messing, founded the immortal ‘Hashtag’ that inadvertently led to it becoming the staple of social media marketing campaigns. 
 
Firstly, strategically placed in tweets, this type of metadata tag is now widely used across all social media platforms, particularly Instagram. However, if you get too #hashtagging happy placing too many in your post/tweet, your precious content could be rendered useless due to it’s unintended ‘spammy’ look! So, why use hashtags? 
We all remember the phrase that was drilled into our little heads as children: ‘Don’t talk to strangers’, but what about as adults and young adults in today’s online social media playground? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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