We’re through! The end of a social media love affair

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The first Facebook divorce has now happened. It was only a matter of time. Earlier this week it was reported that Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper had allowed jilted wife Ellanora Baidoo to serve her elusive husband with divorce papers via a Facebook message. Baidoo’s lawyer commented, “it’s new law, and it’s necessary,” but many critics have…Read the full article…

Facebook Town: Welcome to a new reality

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Rarely does a day go by anymore without Facebook grabbing headlines. However, the company’s most recent announcement really piqued my interest – because it bore such strong similarities to a fictional tale that I’ve just been reading. Numerous national media titles in the UK, including the BBC, have published news of the company’s purchase of a 56-acre plot of land…Read the full article…

Superheroes come in many sizes

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Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve been a huge fan of Spider-Man. Some of my earliest memories are of pretending to be Peter Parker’s famous alter-ego, swinging from building to building in a quest to rid New York City of crime and injustice. I had the action figures, the comic books, the t-shirt…Read the full article…

The Sainsbury’s saga: Nectar announcement is latest comms fail

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As a long-standing Sainsbury’s customer, I was somewhat shocked, this morning, to receive the following email from the company:  The first shock was that I even viewed the contents of the email in the first place, given the myriad of marketing communication that I receive on a daily basis from various brands I have some loose…Read the full article…

The big red surprise: why Kane has stood the test of time in WWE

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When Glenn Jacobs made his memorable debut as Kane and ripped a steel door from its hinges to interrupt the inaugural Hell in a Cell bout between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels on October 5, 1997, one imagines it was highly unlikely that he would have ever in his wildest dreams imagined that he would still be…Read the full article…

Packing a punch: 
Blood Red Turns Dollar Green author on series climax

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Irish crime writer Paul O’Brien has managed to a near-impossible feat – penning a compelling fictional series set in the world of professional wrestling that is as appealing to ardent crime literature fans as it is to those that closely monitor the action between the ropes of the squared circle. Volume 1 of the Blood…Read the full article…

Close to home: why everybody needs good neighbours

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Do the names Madge Bishop, Joe Mangel and Susan Kennedy ring any bells? #156016431 / gettyimages.com Much like an overwhelming majority of British twenty-somethings, my adolescence and student days were inextricably linked to the Australian soap opera, Neighbours. For more than a decade, I watched with relish the daily occurrences of suburban life on Ramsay…Read the full article…