24 March 2009

“I’m sorry John – it’s Twitter or me!”

Anybody who has tried juggling a demanding relationship with an addiction to social networking will know that it can be hard to balance your online time with your loved-one time… Well, according to the Telegraph, and that old journalistic staple 'a friend of the actress', Twitter is copping the blame for the recent break-up of celebrity A-list couple Jennifer Aniston and …

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16 March 2009

Coca Cola doing the right thing on Facebook

There is a great story on AdAge today detailing the rise in popularity of the Coca Cola Facebook fan page, and how it came to be, despite not being ('scuse the ironic pun) quite 'The Real Thing'… In a nutshell (for those of you that don't have time to read the full article), the story is interesting because the page …

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16 March 2009

Facebook Top 10 – Italy & Spain in, Sweden & Norway out

As regular readers of this blog will know, I keep a very close eye on the way Facebook is spreading around different countries via the Facebook Ad Tool, which you can access if you maintain any Facebook ads or fan pages. Rather than give you another graph showing the top 10, I thought it would be interesting this week to …

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10 March 2009

Why did Facebook rush the new Fan page design?

Those of you that regularly visit Facebook's fan pages will have noticed a big change last week, as Facebook changed the structure of these pages to bring in more user-like functionality. Sounds fair enough I'm sure you'll agree – and surely all in the interests of the brands who use the pages, who can now do a lot more things? …

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2 March 2009

Skittles re-launches with social-flavoured website

Those clever people over Mars have obviously been on a sugar-high recently, and have now taken a brave (but wonderful) jump in to the world of embracing Social Media – taking it to a whole new level.   Visitors to the Skittles website from today will be greeted by a pop-up asking them to verify their age (more on that …

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24 February 2009

Do Digg Auto-bury? And Do I Care?

There seems to be a bit of a debate going on in the community of active Digg users about whether the ability for Digg to 'auto bury' certain contributors content is real or a myth. From my basic reading up on the matter, it seems that the existence of this auto-bury has been contested for a long time, and now …

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18 February 2009

Facebook increases photo album limits

This is probably going to be a fairly short post I'm afraid, as I'm not sure what angle or commentary I can add to this at this stage, but I thought I'd share the news before I forget! Facebook appear to have made an update in the last week or so to change the limit to the number of photos …

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10 February 2009

How will fame change Twitter?

If, like me, you are a regular twitterer, you’ll doubtless have been witnessing the recent boom in popularity that it’s received – particularly in the UK. Thanks in no small part to what will doubtless be referred to as the ‘Wossy Effect’, the mentions of Twitter in the mainstream media have sky-rocketed in the last month or so, and this …

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22 January 2009

Obama not allowed on Facebook – sent to naughty step?

According to the good folks over at the Washington Post, Obama and his team have been moving in to the White House in the past couple of days and have been met by some technological set-backs… Whilst things aren't as bad as they were for Team Bush back in 2001 – if you remember back that far, you will recall …

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