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Twitter to reveal secrets of video marketing at #LGC

Twitter’s Sam Bateman will provide a keynote presentation at next month’s London Games Conference. The social media giant’s brand planner will present ‘Twitter and the future of video’, discussing social trends on Twitter and advising on best practice for making your content fly. Meanwhile, industry veteran Nick Parker, head of …

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Trolls under pressure as both Reddit and Twitter take action to limit hate

The internet’s reputation as a hatred free-for-all is being increasingly challenged, and now two of its leading networks have taken steps to limit people’s freedom to abuse. Having outlined a new anti-harassment policy last month, Rediit has today taken the unprecedented step of completely banning five hate-led subreddits – r/fatpeoplehate …

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Trolling on the internet could now result in two year’s imprisonment

People caught sending abusive messages across the internet and social networks now face up to two years imprisonment under new laws. As reported byThe Telegraph, the measures introduced to the Criminal Justice and Court Act came into effect yesterday, raising the maximum penalty from six months to 24. The Government …

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Mortal Kombat X producer quits Twitter after family threats

Another member of the video games industry has decided to abandon Twitter after growing tired of the abuse being directed toward him and his family. So to be clear. The reason I don’t want to do this twitter anymore is not fans asking for characters or hints or whatever. I …

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Raptr to stop tracking console data, become PC-only service

Games-centric tracking and social network Raptr has ditched console support. Until now Raptr has kept track of its members game time across Xbox, PlayStation and PC but in the future it will only track PC activity. When Raptr started out, we offered Steam and XBL achievements and PSN trophy tracking, …

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Brianna Wu has received 45 death threats

Revolution 60 creator and game developer Brianna Wu has revealed that she has received 45 death threats online since the start of GamerGate. Most recently a man wearing a skull mask posted a video on YouTube detailing his plans to murder Wu. So real was the threat that the man …

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Twitter boss admits company ‘sucks’ at dealing with abusive trolls

The CEO of Twitter has in an internal communication admitted that his company has failed to take adequate action to tackle the abusive behaviour of some users. We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years,” Dick Costolo said, as reported …

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Raptr users warned to change passwords after site hack

Video games social network Raptr has said that some of its users’ data may have been accessed in a recent hack of its servers. As a consequence, founder and CEO Dennis Fong has advised all users to reset their passwords, even though the data that was potentially accessed was part …

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Selling in the Social Age: How to harness the power of the internet

Times have changed. So goes the well-worn adage, and it holds as true for games retail as any other sector caught up in the digital revolution. It’s not all about discs versus downloads either; from the continuing boom of social media to the emergence of live streaming, retailers must learn …

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