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Being active on social media will help you cope with isolation

Authored by News Desk

Active use of social media will be a lifeline for people coping with social isolation during the Covid-19 crisis, says the British Psychological Society’s Cyberpsychology section.

Cyberpsychology expert Dr Lisa Orchard has shared tips on how to get the most out of social media during the Covid-19 outbreak. She says that interacting with other people is hugely important for our...

One in five young people hacked on social media

Authored by News Desk

It’s very easy to over-share on social media nowadays and it seems a fair number of us are being duped into doling out our card details, bank details and private addresses without a second thought.

New research, commissioned by Nationwide Building Society, has revealed that an overwhelming 83% of young people have encountered people over-sharing personal details on social media....

Uncover Plymouth launches site to promote city to the world

Authored by uncoverplymouth

Growing social brand Uncover Plymouth has just launched its website, aiming to promote all that is great about past and present of the city via original blog-style stories.

The site – – is the latest progression of the brand and aims to help boost Plymouth’s image to a wider – and ultimately global - audience.

Curator of the brand, Jon Bennett who was...

SMEs are falling victim to social media hackers

Authored by News Desk

Arguably, the greatest asset of a business is its digital and social media presence but it is also its greatest vulnerability. It can take years to build up a following, but a few seconds to destroy it with a careless tweet or post or not being able to respond quickly enough to negative comments and feedback or a hack.

New research of 500 UK SMEs from business and law specialists,...

Argyle grab automatic promotion spot (in social media league)

Authored by Mary

A comprehensive study of every team and all the top name players’ followers highlights massive appeal of global game

Plymouth Argyle have claimed 3rd place in League Two, in the social media version released today.

While on the pitch Argyle are flying high in top spot, their 39,200 followers on Twitter means they are nearly successful in the social media stakes, behind only...

Social media 'wrecking' marriages

Authored by George Dawson

Just under half of all Brits admit they have secretly checked their partner’s Facebook account and one in five went on to row about what they discovered, new research has revealed.

One in seven said they had contemplated divorce because of their other halves activities on Facebook, Skype, Snapchat, Twitter or What’sApp.

Nearly a quarter or the 2,000 married Brits asked, said...

Social media and the average British tourist

Authored by Mary

A third of British holiday-makers have confessed to spending more time on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat while on a getaway than talking to their travel companions.

It seems tropical climes and exotic sights are still not enough to lure us away from the temptation to post a gloating beach selfie or boastful status update to our friends’ newsfeeds back home. Women are most likely to...

Social media users given legal advice

Authored by Mary

The Government’s chief legal advisor will in future issue advisory notices to Twitter and Facebook users to help prevent them committing a contempt of court.

The advice has previously only been issued to journalists on a ‘not for publication basis’ is designed to make to make sure a fair trial takes place will warn people not to comment on certain aspects of court cases.


Stick a Pin in it!

Authored by The Plum Consultancy

Here at The Plum Consultancy, we are big fans of the well known saying, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’, and our love for visuals has naturally made us fans of the visually-driven App Pinterest. Pinterest enables users to search through images (‘Pins’) and collect them by Re-pinning them onto boards, or by Pinning them directly from Pinterest-abled websites when browsing the internet....

It's Plymouth's day on social media as City of Culture 2017 bid is submitted

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Plymouth was buzzing on social media today amid huge local support for the city's bid for City of Culture 2017.

The hashtag #Plymouth2017 trended nationally on Twitter at lunchtime today (Tuesday 30 April) due to the number of users tweeting and re-tweeting their support for the bid which was submitted today.

This evening sees Smeaton's Tower illuminated as a beacon for...