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Twitter Hack Makes Headline News

Last week, something pretty big happened in the world of social media: Twitter was offline for two hours. “So what?”, you ask. “Doesn’t every website go down at some stage?” Well, generally yes. But they don’t make headline news! Within an hour of Twitter being offline, BBC Newsbeat was reporting the event on Radio One.

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Cirkle  •  10th Aug 09

Death: The Ultimate PR?

The news of Michael Jackson’s death three weeks ago was met with disbelief and shock the world over. Fans mourned, other artists paid tribute and the story dominated the front pages for days. And yet, as our own Kate pointed out on this blog, it could be argued that it was the very same media

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Cirkle  •  14th Jul 09

And Finally…

Maybe it’s because it’s summer and people are getting a bit hot and bothered, but the world of news seems to have gone a little bonkers just recently. While the front pages are dominated by Michael Jackson’s death and the swine flu epidemic, and the back pages are plastered with Aussies and the Ashes, take

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Cirkle  •  9th Jul 09

Peter Andre – Playing The PR Game Perfectly Or Going Too Far?

I have to admit I am firmly in Camp Andre over the whole Jordan/Peter split. That isn’t because I am a woman-hating female, I have in the past thought Katie Price was an honest, successful modern day woman. Photos of Andre crying as he handed his children back to a nanny whilst Jordon flashed her

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Cirkle  •  7th Jul 09

Is The Media Tackling Obesity?

It’s no secret that the UK is fast turning into a nation of fatties. Research suggests that by 2012, ironically when the Olympics arrive on our shores for the first time in 64 years, one in three UK adults will be grossly overweight. The problem already costs the NHS £1 billion per annum and causes

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Cirkle  •  2nd Jul 09

Swine Flu: Has Media Hype Undermined a Serious Problem?

Swine flu has been the big story in the media over the last couple of months. As the H1N1 virus spreads throughout the world it continues to touch more and more people’s lives, and there are grave predictions about how cases will increase in the Autumn once normal flu season kicks in. Chief Medical Officer

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Cirkle  •  25th Jun 09

Has Twitter finally landed on cloud Cuckoo!

Surely not… but it’s true; a top London university has added a new degree to it’s existing offerings, a “Twitter degree”! “It’s not another Mickey Mouse course,” insists tutor Jon Hickman, of Birmingham City University. So does this actually identify how education is moving with the times and is ahead of the game understanding how

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Cirkle  •  19th Jun 09

Happy June 19th

Today is the happiest day of the year – apparently. A ‘scientific’ study has revealed that Friday 19th June is the best date in the calendar due to a number of contributing factors – the outdoors (O), nature (N), social interaction (S), childhood memories of summer (CPM), temperature (T) and holidays (HE). Want to know

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BBC may lose licence fee money to ITV and Channel 4

As the visual media industry grows, their budgets are actually declining, ever increasing desire for the large corporations to find new incomes to fund their productions. However for ITV and Channel 4 this may not be a case of looking for it, as opposed to ‘it comes knocking’. A government report released today by Lord

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Cirkle  •  16th Jun 09