A Twitter prank involving players from Buncrana Hearts FC has gone viral after they managed to dupe Sky Sports sources into thinking their friend had agreed terms with Exeter City.Transfer deadline days are usually one of the most exciting in the footballing calendar, with managers and chairmen looking for a quick fix to either rubber stamp success or divert themselves away from danger. It can make for great TV with some clubs forced into panic-buying.Remember 2011 – Andy Carroll to Liverpool for £35 Million and Fernando Torres to Chelsea for £50.While this particular transfer window was a damp squib in contrast to other years, one move which caused quite a stir was the shock transfer of Buncrana Hearts star Kieran McDaid to Exeter City.What started out as a good laugh on Twitter quickly descended into a real-life rumour that had Exeter City supporters and Sky Sports sources believing the move was a legitimate one. McDaid’s mates started tweeting him messages of good luck and tagged Exeter City into the post.The messages were constant throughout the evening and that’s when supporters at Exeter began tweeting McDaid back wishing him all the best at his new club.If that wasn’t good enough for the pranksters the icing on the cake came when Sky Sports broke news of the ‘fake transfer’ on their website. (See photo above)What a brilliant prank, well played boys, Jim White would be proud. 🙂TWITTER PRANKSTERS DUPE SKY SPORTS ON TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY WITH FAKE TRANSFER was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncrana hearts.Exeter CitynewsPranksky sportsSportTwitter
NEW YORK — No front office in Major League Baseball lands future stars in every draft, but that won’t stop Farhan Zaidi and the Giants from pursuing perfection.Developing a track record of success starts in year one, and no one has to remind Zaidi and Co. why this year’s draft is so important.The Giants’ farm system is considered one of the weakest in baseball, but that could begin to change after Monday’s amateur draft. For the first time since 2007, the Giants hold the No. 10 pick in the …
The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts nick statt Tags:#Facebook#Page Reach Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification In yet another Bad News Friday post, Facebook has informed us that it hasn’t exactly been counting the audience for our posts quite correctly. In fact, the social network has been significantly understating the “reach” of Facebook posts – especially paid posts – for at least the past several months.In a blog post yesterday on Facebook Studio, the social network’s marketing hub, the company admitted that coding errors have been misrepresented the audience reached by Facebook posts since sometime last year (though it hasn’t yet been much more specific than that). Facebook stresses that these bugs have only impacted reporting and not delivery, meaning fans were still receiving the posts, even if Facebook wasn’t counting them properly. The company said the stats should update once Facebook cleans up its code. This admission could be a big deal for Facebook, which has taken some serious heat from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and other big brands for allegedly throttling their access to their Facebook fans. Last November, Cuban complained, both on Twitter and in heated articles on sites like The Huffington Post, that Facebook was restricting brands’ ability to engage their fans in order to juice sales of paid “promoted posts.”Less Bang For The BuckThe bugs Facebook is describing, however, could also conceivably have led brand and business owners like Cuban to believe they were getting less bang for their Facebook marketing buck. In its post yesterday, Facebook claimed that the bugs held down the reported audience for paid newsfeed posts, meaning that such promotional posts actually reached a larger number of users than the social network’s statistics previously suggested.“As soon as we found the bugs our engineering team began work to resolve them as quickly as possible. We’re rolling out fixes beginning this morning and over the weekend,” Facebook’s post states. That’s certainly reassuring for anyone who relies on Facebook for social marketing, but the underreporting to date is still a pretty big deal. It’s an even bigger deal where paid reach is concerned, since that involves placing ads placed in users’ news feeds – ads that then reported back inaccurate numbers. Here’s what will change as a result of the ongoing bug fixes, according to Facebook:Total reach to stay the same or increase for most PagesAn increase in paid reach if you ran News Feed adsAn increase or decrease in organic reach, depending on many factors such as the composition of your fan base, when and how often you post and your spending patternsA change in metrics computed from reach and impressions, such as engagement rate and viralityWe know that accurate data is fundamental to building and improving your Facebook presence. We are taking this very seriously. We have already put a number of additional quality and verification measures in place to prevent future bugs and resolve them quickly if they ariseWhere It All BeganFacebook says the problems originated during an update to its iOS and Android apps, TechCrunch reported. While trying to speed up mobile performance of its site, Facebook ended up stripping away a little too much of the data reported back to its servers. This resulted in a couple of bugs that failed to count page posts as users upgraded to new versions of the apps, and then a lesser bug that counted the viewing of a desktop news feed ad twice, as both an organic and then a paid impression.It wasn’t until a number of complaints from clients that Facebook decided to perform an internal audit, which uncovered the bugs and forced the company to begin an intense three-week fix. While you can certainly argue that the bugs didn’t cause that much damage – after all, many pages will soon show improved reach as a result of the fixes – the problem certainly does some damage to Facebook’s reputation as a secure and accurate social hub for business. But if you’re a brand manager who’s been feeling a little down in the dumps over your failure to engage readers with paid posts, you can take heart in Facebook’s two-minute video reiterating its solutions. With alarmingly low depth-of-field, a woman with a very calming voice explains everything you need to know about this not-a-real-problem to soothing piano music. Surely your average social media manager shouldn’t require much more than that to fend off frustration.
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