9 July 2010

Twitter now second only to Google in terms of search volumes

According to Twitter co-founded Biz Stone, while speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival this week, Twitter is now handling over 800 million search queries every single day, or 24 billion search queries per month. This makes it second only to Google, who handle 88 billion each month – and absolutely trounces Bing (4.1 billion) and Yahoo (9.1 billion). Note: I …

Continue Reading
2 July 2010

The trouble with Facebook community pages…

I’ve been thinking about Facebook’s (relatively) new ‘Community Pages’ lately, especially after a back-n-forth I was having with ITV’s Ben Ayers on Twitter yesterday. General consensus from within the online marketing community is that the new, mainly auto-generated pages going to turn in to something big at some point, but as they stand they’re a bit of an eyesore. If …

Continue Reading
26 May 2010

Twitter sorting out search, Google loving Twitter…

There have been a couple of developments in the world of Twitter recently which I thought would be worth documenting here on the blog – both have links to search too, making them doubly relevant in my opinion! First up is the fairly recent change to Twitter search that demonstrates that it is getting a lot more intelligent – presumably …

Continue Reading
11 May 2010

Twitter – too much talking, not enough listening?

Last night saw a strange ‘glitch’ happen on Twitter, which in turn served as a bit of a revelation to me in how the attitudes of people using Twitter seems to have matured. I should point out at this point that this observation is purely based on the people I follow, so may not be indicative of Twitter as a …

Continue Reading
27 April 2010

Spotify moves to become a social music platform

In a move that will inevitably be seen as a response to the recent hype around mFlow and their ‘Social Music Store’, Spotify have announced a raft of new features today. The most significant of these is surely the ability to share your own Spotify ‘Profile’ with your friends – turning Spotify from a music player in to a social …

Continue Reading
14 April 2010

Twitter adds ads, but not as we had expected…

The savvy-thinkers over at Twitter finally made a much-anticipated announcement this week – that they’re finally ready to allow advertising on their website. Industry pundits have been speculating for over a year now on how Twitter will turn their increasingly-popular service in to a bonefide revenue-generator, and with this announcement it seems like they might finally be heading in the …

Continue Reading
12 April 2010

7 more Facebook tips you may not know

A couple of years ago I wrote a post on this blog called “9 Facebook Tips That You Might Not Know” – a reasonably in-depth but by no-means exhaustive list of some useful how-to’s for getting by on Facebook. I didn’t realise quite how useful it would prove at the time, but even now it still gets dozens of hits …

Continue Reading
23 March 2010

Twenty iPhone applications we really love

As a recent convert to the world of iPhone loveliness, I have found myself spending a lot of time reviewing and playing with iPhone applications. Being a bit of a social media nerd, I’m doubly intrigued by how people are using the iPhone’s capabilities to facilitate interactions – after all, an iPhone app is all fine and dandy, but if …

Continue Reading