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I’ve scanned the latest news and updates in the social media world and here are the most important changes I’ve come across this week:

NOT so successful social media campaign: #Votin

  • A social media campaign which launched this week to encourage youngsters to vote has flopped, branded ‘patronising.’
  • Education Minister Sam Gyimah launched the #Votin campaign with London agency venturethree using jokes and video marketing to turn young voters into those fighting for EU membership.
  • Sam Gyimah urged “the EasyJet generation” to be heard.
  • Tory MP James Cleverly tweeted: “Clearly someone in their 50s came up with the #votin youth campaign.”


In other social media news…


Social media overtakes TV as news source

  • A new report states that social media has overtaken television as young people’s primary source of news.
  • The report was conducted for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
  • The trend is being driven by the increasing use of smartphones.


Facebook Messenger’s hidden football game

  • Have you discovered the hidden football game within Facebook Messenger?
  • You need to make sure you’re using the latest version of the dedicated Facebook Messenger app on either Android or iOS. Then, start a conversation with either a friend or group, send the football emoji (not a sticker) to the group or friend and then tap it – and the game begins.
  • You have to keep the ball in the air by tapping it… addictive!