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Most of the time we produce content for other people so this is where we collect our thoughts and share them with you.

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Twitterbots: Are tiny robots taking over the internet?

Twitter accounts that can tweet, follow and send messages without any human input. It sounds like the plot for a sinister futuristic film. Black Mirror anyone?

But despite their bad reputation, Twitterbots aren’t limited to churning out annoying spam (and they aren’t tiny robots plotting to overthrow the human race). They’re also peculiar, humorous and sometimes beautiful.

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The power of words series chapter one: Jamie Thrasivoulou

At Crocstar we have a thing for words – we’re obsessed with them.

That’s why we’ve created a brand new blog series: The Power of Words, in which we’ll meet the people behind the writing. From authors and musicians to poets and journalists, we’ll delve into the different uses of language and the impact words have had on their lives.

This month we’re talking to Derby born-and-bred spoken word poet Jamie Thrasivoulou about his debut poetry collection, his inspiration and what really gets under his skin.

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How can you use Snapchat for your business?

With voice changing filters, virtual reality and Bitmoji maps, how can you use some of Snapchat’s features for your business? 

40% of Snapchat users are 18 - 24 year old millennials, 71% of users are under 34 years old and users open Snapchat around 18 times a day (on average).

It's time to get Snapping.


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How to harness the power of inspiring social

With 24/7 updates, endless scrolling and constant push screen notifications, keeping up with social media can seem like a full time job (wait a minute).

When we think of social our brain tends to bring up thoughts of Twitter trolls or snapping photos of your meal instead of savouring the moment. At Crocstar, we believe that social is worth more and can do more for your brand.

Being online has all sorts of benefits, from inspiring us to get creative to enabling us to share a witty one liner with hundreds of people.

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Crocstar Audience Series - Chapter four: Caboodle

Our love for independent magazines is well-documented on our Instagram and we’re particularly intrigued by indie mags which have managed to carve out their own niche on social.

 One magazine that has grabbed our attention is Caboodle – an unapologetically bright bi-annual packed with achingly cool editorials and bold visuals. The magazine acts as a platform for independent creatives and designer-makers. 

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