When Facebook launched it was a great way to stay in contact with people you don’t always get to see and build up a network of friends. They would like your pictures, leave comments and tell you how wonderful you looked and you were in fact famous for five minutes. Facebook has undergone many changes over the years it has been running and I have decided that Facebook I don’t really like you anymore and here is why…

THEN: Simple profile page and clear design. I would easily visit friends pages to see what they had been up to.

NOW: Never go on anyone’s page and a pointless cover photo design. …

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The best thing about Twitter is if you don’t like someone you can unfollow them, beats real-life confrontation and you can forget about it.

The second best thing about Twitter is the search bar. Recently I have found myself using it as an alternative to Google. Why I hear you ask? Well the news is up-to-date. You don’t have to wait for a journalist to post on a news site; the masses of people on Twitter have found out the information and posted it already.

Given that news spreads fast through the power of a RT it is no shock that news has broke first on Twitter before television or on online sites. Take the Boston bombings for instance, the news broke from people tweeting at the scene and images and videos being uploaded. Another example was the Woolwich attack in London, journalists were searching on Twitter to contact eye witnesses and use the videos and images they had captured to lead their stories. The hashtags #JournoRequest and #PRrequest have also become a way to search for stories and people to fulfil these. …


Paula Holmes

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