post-blog-insta-comments-026 Dec 2016

Instagram is starting to look more “like” Facebook

Instagram is starting to look more “like” Facebook. It is now possible to like comments on Instagram posts from any account, on any account. The new feature was introduced to some accounts this morning and will reach 500 million + users over the next two weeks.   When viewing the comments on a post, a heart icon will appear along the side, allowing the user to “like” another user’s comment and display the collective number

Instagram Stories5 Aug 2016

Instagram is telling their own Story

  Let's not fret over the “oh-my-gosh, Instagram copied Snapchat” news and focus on the tactics: Should brands adopt Instagram’s latest Stories feature?   Launched this past Tuesday, Stories is, well, similar to Snapchat’s Stories! Here’s the low-down if you’re not already familiar with Snapchat. Users can seamlessly create Stories made up of a mixture of photos and videos to post to their Instagram account that will last for only 24 hours. Then they disappear

Social Media Day30 Jun 2016

Social Media Day 2016: A Year in Review

  To celebrate Social Media Day, we’ve made a list of the most notable changes to our favourite platforms this year.   Twitter   Let’s kick things off with Twitter, which has arguably undergone the most fundamental changes over the past twelve months. Despite facing public outcry and triggering the #RIPTwitter trend in response to the move from a chronological news feed to an algorithmically determined feed, Twitter continues to thrive with 310 million monthly

VR_Blog_Post19 Apr 2016

Patio Favourites: Virtual Reality

    Virtual reality is here, really.  But is it really good?  The short answer is it will be.  Really soon.  There are currently an overwhelming number of underwhelming VR experiences available to anyone with a smartphone and some spare cardboard.  There are however, a handful of examples that will get any fearful naysayer excited about what’s to come.  For your viewing pleasure we rounded up a sample of some of the most innovative and

PatioKimK058 Mar 2016

Do You Speak Emoji?

  In a few short years emojis have become a part of our language, a fact that was confirmed by the Oxford Dictionary when they named “Face with Tears of Joy” emoji as the official word of 2015, much to the dismay of English professors everywhere.  Naturally, emojis have integrated smoothly into visual platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, in some cases even shaping the content that appears on these platforms.  Emojis have also been popular