Posts by Henry Elliss

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Please Google – stop teasing me with American carrots!

21 July 2009 | Henry Elliss

They just don’t taste the same as English carrots! If you’re following me on Twitter, you’ll know how excited I was this morning when I received the above message in my Gmail inbox. Yippeee!” thought […]

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Health mash-up is hypochondriac heaven

20 July 2009 | Henry Elliss

Anybody who works with me can tell you that I’m a bit of a closet mash-up fan on the quiet – the use of two different types of technology for one much cooler purpose is […]

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Turkey rockets past Canada to be Facebook No. 3

16 July 2009 | Henry Elliss

As you will know if you’re a regular reader of the Tamar blog, I like to keep an eye on how Facebook is doing around the world, with my occassional “Top 10 Facebook-using countries” posts. […]

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How is Twitter coping with trend spam?

7 July 2009 | Henry Elliss

The problem of “trend spam” has been raising it’s ugly head more and more lately. For those of you who aren’t as geeky about Twitter as I am, here’s what trend spam is in a nutshell: Twitter’s trending topics list is a top 10 list of things people are discussing on Twitter at any one time, ranked according to activity. Until very recently it didn’t raise a lot of people’s ire, and served as quite a useful way of not only picking up on global events (Michael Jackson’s death was probably revealed to a lot of people via the trends, for instance) but also a great way for some of the comedy elements of Twitter to spread and grow.

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Changes to Twitter welcomed by users

1 July 2009 | Henry Elliss

If only Facebook were so keen to keep their users happy! Twitter unveiled some snazzy new additions to their site today, in the form of an improved experience for browsing your followers / friends list. […]

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Jackson death highlights Twitter power – for good and bad!

30 June 2009 | Henry Elliss

Like most people my age, I was very saddened to hear about Michael Jackson‘s death last week. And like most people of my technological inclination, I first heard the news through Twitter.¬†Actually, to be fair […]

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Apprentice candidates de-optimised for TV?

5 June 2009 | Henry Elliss

Over the past few weeks I, like a lot of people, have been watching the BBC’s Apprentice with great interest. As a bit of a social media buff (I wouldn’t dare call myself a guru!) […]

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MySpace adds profile designer… at last

26 May 2009 | Henry Elliss

In a move which could be seen as closing the stable door after the horse has bolted, MySpace are publicising their brand new “Profiles 2.0″ this week, which allows users to choose from a massive […]

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Wolfram Alpha – C3PO… but with less personality

18 May 2009 | Henry Elliss

Will the new scientific search engine change the way we search for things? Unless you’ve been living under a large rock for the past few weeks (online), you’ll have noticed the increasing hype around the […]

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Twitter FAIL – @replies and support

13 May 2009 | Henry Elliss

Twitter is a-buzz this morning with reactions to the news that Twitter have updated their system to change the way you see replies. Specifically, it affects the way you see replies from people that you […]

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