What’s your social media age?

Have you ever wondered what your true social media age is?

The Guardian’s new quiz finds out how old you really are in this new-fangled digital world of ours.

Being ‘trendy’, ‘hip’, and ‘down with the kids’ is often linked to the language you use on social networks: knowing your #YOLO from your LOL can determine your follower count and popularity in this day and age.

But of course, the quiz is tongue in cheek – play it here and tell us your social media age.

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Famous websites – 1980s-style

If you’ve ever wondered what our favourite websites would look like Eighties-style, there’s a YouTube channel just for you.

Taking nostalgia to a whole new level, SquirrelMonkeyCom’s retro videos reimagine Instagram, Google, and Spotify complete with floppy disks, early Bitmap fonts, and the high-pitched scream of dial-up modems.

Full of references to Casio, Ronald Reagan, and the mullet hairstyle, the videos take a tongue-in-cheek look at the popular sites – and how we use them.

Take a look at the videos here and tell us what other sites should get the retro treatment.

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A hotel managed by robots

If you’re a fan of the Channel 4 series Humans, you may well be intrigued by the latest development in artificial intelligence: a hotel managed by robots.

The Henn-na Hotel (literally ‘strange hotel’) in Sasebo, Japan, has recently welcomed its first customers, who get to indulge in an experience entirely staffed by a crew of robots.

Guests can check in with the help of a dinosaur dressed like a concierge, access their rooms with face-recognition technology, and sit back while a range of robots, humanoid or otherwise, take care of the rest.

Watch how this unique hotel works below and tell us if you’ll be visiting.

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Coca-Cola asks Londoners to ‘Choose Happiness’ this summer

Coca-Cola has decided to measure the happiness of Londoners this summer as part of its ongoing ‘Choose Happiness’ campaign.

The brand has created ‘happiness meters’, using real-time social data and outdoor advertising, which will analyse any tweets using the hashtag #ChooseHappiness.

300 digital billboards in the capital will show the ever-changing results of the happiness meters, along with promotions for the events supporting the campaign, including phone-in competitions and deliveries of chilled Coca-Cola to London parks.

Find out more about the campaign, which is running throughout August and September, here and tell us if you’ll be choosing happiness.

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How the world uses Twitter in 2015

If you’re an avid retweeter or just an occasional user of Twitter, it can be tempting to wonder how your Twitter behaviour measures up to everyone else’s.

HubSpot’s new infographic reveals how Twitter’s 300 million active users behave on the social media platform, giving insight into demographics, engagement, and content.

For instance, did you know that 55% of tweets include an image and that 5pm is the peak time for retweets? Or even that a third of Twitter’s users are based in the Asia Pacific region?

The infographic also reveals how engagement differs for B2B and B2C marketing, and how many languages are supported on the platform.

Take a closer look at the infographic here.


Pimm’s launches innovative digital posters

Have you always wanted to know in advance if a pub still has seats on a hot summer day? Well, Pimm’s has launched new billboard posters that will let you know.

The brand has installed innovative sensor-activated digital posters throughout London, which will activate when the temperature reaches 16 degrees Celsius and will update you with seating space information in your area.

Using beacon technology to sense when the participating pubs and beer gardens have space, the ads will also change their messaging depending on the weather data they receive.

Learn more about this innovative campaign here and let us know if you’ll be paying attention to the Pimm’s posters.

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KFC’s disposable keyboards

KFC has tried to make life easier for its customers by integrating technology in its stores…in an unusual way. 

The fast food brand reached out to smartphone users by trying out disposable paper typing trays in its German restaurants.

Customers could connect their devices via Bluetooth to thin rechargeable wireless keyboards, which prevented greasy fingerprints all over their screens.

Have a look at the explanatory video below and tell us if you think KFC should launch the trays in the UK.


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