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27/02: UKIP now just 300 followers away from overtaking the Lib Dems. 
At this rate, SNP will push the Lib Dems into 6th slot before the election. #UKIP   #Politics   #elections2015  http://www.birdsonganalytics.com/election-2015/
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Hi Folks, I thought some of you may be interested in our work with +BirdSong: Social Media Analytics  - We have just released a ranking of the UK auto industry, measuring with our own BOS (BirdSong Optimisation Score). If you read eConsultancy or the Drum you'll see our insights today. http://www.birdsonganalytics.com/blog/2014/11/05/twitter-league-table-uk-auto-brands-october-2014/ 

You can use our BOS free to benchmark any Twitter account. We'd love to see you at www.birdsonganalytics.com/bos 
When it comes to Twitter, the car brand in front is a Toyota. Our research in association with Auto Trader suggests that Toyota is miles ahead of the field, partly due to strong engagement out of normal office hours, when consumers are most ready to engage. Read on for the league table. The links below take…
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The more you're on it +Jane Billing the more data it collects and the higher the score.
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How Grazia use BirdSong Insights. #socialmedia   #socialanalytics  
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"We're the government, and we're here to help."  
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Facebook’s social network for businesses reportedly launching January 2015 
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Facebook is slated to launch its collaboration and social networking tool for workplaces early next year, reports WSJ. Dubbed 'Facebook at Work', the tool will allow employees to ...
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That Air Strike confirmation from the Pentagon? It was tweeted from an iPhone.  http://dtt.me/1r3nJQi
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Great news for M25 travellers :-) 
 
Do you use the Dartford Crossing on M25
As from October no paying booths

The Government are changing the way you pay to cross the Dartford Tunnel or crossing as from October 2014.  There won't be any pay booths to hold up the traffic. You will still only have to pay to use the crossing from 6am to 10pm.  If you travel outside these hours it's free.

You can pay in advance or up to midnight on the day of travel.  Don't forget you'll be fined and charged interest. 

There are many ways to pay:
>with a pre-paid account
>online
>by text
>at retail outlets
>over the phone
>by post

The background to the bridge is interesting to read and also the fact that the Government are consulting on a third way to cross the River Thames 

Background
The Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing (Dartford Crossing) spans the River Thames between Dartford and Thurrock, approximately 16 miles east of central London, and forms a trunk road link (the A282) in the M25 London orbital motorway.

Toll charges were levied at the Crossing until 2003 when the debts associated with the construction of the QEII bridge and the tunnels had been fully discharged. A Road User Charge was introduced in 2003 to manage the high demand for use of the Crossing. Parliament agreed the powers for the charging regime in the Transport Act 2000.

A number of road layout and charging configurations were considered during the development of the scheme including options that had a mixture of open and cash lanes. However, the assessment of options indicated that open traffic lanes in both directions would deliver the most significant benefit in terms of easing traffic flow and reduced delay, as well as removing the need for drivers to stop and pay the charge at a barrier.

The Dartford Crossing is a vital transport link and the introduction of Dart Charge is part of the government’s commitment to reduce congestion at this crucial gateway both now and in the future.

In the longer term, options for a third crossing are under consideration, and have been the subject of a Department for Transport (DfT) consultation.

Charges from October 2014 (current charge)

Cars   £2.50 (£2.00)
2 axle goods  £3.00 (£2.50)
Multi-axle goods £6.00 (£5.00)

To read the full article from the Government click here.  It will give you advice on Dart-Tag users and exemptions: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dart-charge-dartford-crossing-remote-payment

#driving   #cars  
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Instagram Insights from +BirdSong: Social Media Analytics  appearing in Grazia today. +Grazia UK 
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naziha mestaoui projects virtual forests growing onto #paris monuments: spectators are granted the opportunity to create a digital tree that they will be able to see growing on buildings in rhythm with their heart. #naturemonday  

http://www.designboom.com/art/naziha-mestaoui-virtual-forest-growing-paris-monuments-06-16-2014/
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Hi Folks, I'm back for another question - thank you in advance for your patience! 

Looking at GA > Acquisition > Channels I'd like to plot the key channels BUT my graph keeps the overall number/traffic which makes the other data too small to read. 

Apart from downloading and graphing myself, is there a way to remove the total number from the plot?

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Try creating a custom segment. It's located above the graph to the left (it's a down arrow). You should be able to filter out "All Visits" and target only the channels you'd like to see in the "conditions" tab.
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How often does Google update the views count on your profile? I can see it has updated in the past 24 hours but just every 24 hours? 
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  • BirdSong: Social Media Reconnaissance
    Creator, 2012 - present
  • V4 Technical
    Director, 2012 - present
  • Digital Tomorrow Today
    CEO, Co-Founder, present
  • Jaywing
    Director of Social, 2013 - 2014
  • Cheeze Ltd.
    Director of Innovation, 1999 - 2009
  • Digital Marketing Group plc.
    Director, 2007 - 2009
  • Grey Interactive
    Media Director, 1998 - 1999
  • Evans Hunt Scott
    Digital Media Planner, 1997 - 1998
  • Mediacom
    New Media Executive, 1996 - 1997
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I build and buy digital businesses, helping brands grow improve their digital marketing activities.
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Hello! My name is Jamie. I work across a number of companies that all help brands get more from 'digital' from marketing to websites, apps and more.

I am an early adopter and love gadgets. You will find a collection of posts here covering my love of Music (Pink Floyd, Genesis, U2 and more) , Films/Movies and gadgets.

I live in Suffolk, UK, working in Suffolk mostly. I share pictures of my Whippets and the beautiful countryside around me. 
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