With much speculation from users, and quite clear indications from Twitter itself, it seems that the popular social media platform is going to scrap its 140-character restriction in favour of an almost-impossible-to-exceed 10,000-character limit. This has come as a shock to many of us avid tweeters, especially due to the fact that Twitter began as a micro-blogging site. Chief Executive of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, wrote earlier this month that the character restriction has become "a beautiful constraint... [but] we see [users] taking screenshots of text and tweeting it”, which shows the logic behind a future Twitter with a 10k maximum.
It wasn’t too long ago that the thought of programmers and code came hand in hand with connotations of hackers, viruses and shady looking guys who never leave their bedrooms. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since then and coding is now a lot more mainstream and less misunderstood. However, there’s still a huge societal split between the tech-savvy and the not so tech-savvy, which could lead to possible professional implications if you’re hoping to chat computing with your client, employee or boss.
If you still haven’t decided to jump on the technology bandwagon, or if you’re a huge tech-geek and your peers and family struggle to keep up with your jargon, this list of frequently used terminology, acronyms and phrases could really help you out.
For some people, social media is an outlet for their inspirations, their creativity and their wisdom. For others, it’s a great place to share with the world what they had for breakfast. However, it should not be regarded as a trifling fancy for the younger generation. Whether or not Facebook and Twitter pass the test of time is beside the point, the fact is that billions of people use social media right now, and it is right now that you want your business to be relevant.
It’s no longer enough to just rely on incoming web traffic when all your competitors have social media accounts sending people their way on a daily basis. If you’re still on the fence about whether or not you want your business to become open to the world on a whole new level, here are some facts that might sway your opinion.
With hopes to prevent city-wide flooding altogether, Tarmac’s Topmix Permeable concrete went viral in September. The very thirsty concrete, which appears completely magical, can soak up 4,000 litres of water in 60 seconds and has the potential to rapidly direct floodwater away from roads, streets and car parks in the event of an emergency. The concrete sadly isn’t a sign that Hogwarts is real, and is in fact simply clever. It uses permeable layers, instantly draining the water beneath the surface for it to eventually make its way through the drainage system and back into circulation.
This concrete will allow floodwater to be efficiently and quickly collected, with little damage to surrounding areas, before being recycled for swimming pools, firefighting and drinking water.
By now, everyone should have come back to work from their holidays, raring to go with a “New Year, New Me” attitude, but how can you implement this in your business? Well, it turns out there are countless ways in which you can make your business even more successful in the New Year. Improving morale and productivity whilst decreasing your carbon footprint are techniques that will make a massive improvement to your company. However, you do not have to empty your pockets in order to improve the way you, or anyone else, works.
People have long considered that movie posters are beautiful enough to become framed works of art, but what makes a poster so successful? Here, we take a look at what we believe to be the 7 most effective movie posters.
You’ve probably seen it framed on the living room wall in your mate’s first flat. The movie poster for the film Scarface is the epitome of cool. Unlike most posters, which leave the image to do all the talking, the poster for Scarface has a small paragraph on the left-hand side, sharing a chilling synopsis of the film. Using a varied mixture of font sizes and a simple colour scheme of red, black, and white, the poster is bold and in your face.
How much does colour really affect your judgement? Can I try to sell you a red doodad and assume you’ll want it because red is exciting? In truth, colour doesn’t work like that; it isn’t a tool used to manipulate buyers into believing our brand is exciting or sincere. However, people do associate certain colours to what they believe the particular colour represents - green is natural, purple is sophisticated etc. Despite this, the most important role colour plays in marketing isn’t how it represents the product, but how it represents the brand.