18 August 2008

Canada Tops Facebook List – Global Users 117m

As regular readers will know, we keep a close eye on Facebook’s active user figures on a regular basis round here, to monitor the movers and losers in the world of Facebook. Well, whilst updating the figures this morning I noticed they’d taken quite a jump – the USA for instance has gone from reporting 28 million active users last …

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14 August 2008

Is Free Mobile Usage The Future?

In my capacity as Head of Social Media here at Tamar, I get to meet a lot of interesting people – some tell me things I already knew; some try to sell me their services; and some tell me about their products and why I should be selling them to our clients on their behalf. Yesterday saw a mix of …

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4 August 2008

New Bebo Friend Request from Gliese 581c

If you start receiving strange friend requests on Bebo in the year 2050, there may be more to them than meets the eye. That’s because 2050 is about the time that we can expect a reply from the planet Gliese 581c in response to messages Bebo is planning to beam to it this month. Though an intergalactic spam filter could …

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29 July 2008

Scrabulous vs Hasbro – The Second Coming

It looks like the Scrabulous vs copyright holders battle is about to rear it’s ugly head again – over 7 months after the argument first emerged. According to the BBC, American Scrabble copyright owners Hasbro have upped the stakes and are suing the makers of Scrabulous (Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla) for copyright infringement. Despite trying to act as mediators for …

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24 July 2008

Facebook Officially Most Visited Network in UK

According to the statistical wizards over at Hitwise, Facebook now receives almost 50% of all UK social networking site visits, showing massive growth this year compared with 2007. Growing a massive 172% compared to the same period in 2007, Facebook can now confirm what we have long known – they are the most popular social network in the UK. In …

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22 July 2008

Facebook redesign – So what’s new?

As you’ll doubtless know by now, Facebook are in the process of rolling out their new site design to the masses at the moment, and as you’d expect it’s being covered widely in the press. But I thought I’d do my own little missive anyway, looking at what has and hasn’t changed in more detail. NOTE: If you don’t see …

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18 July 2008

Facebook Relaunch Due… But When?

For the past few months, the people at Facebook have been slowly releasing more and more information about this summers profile redesign. As well as giving information to bloggers and brand advocates via secret preview events, they have been showing previews (and some scrapped ideas) of what the new pages will look like via the Facebook Profile Preview group. Despite …

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10 July 2008

Charities Not Keeping Up With Web 2.0

According to an article in yesterday’s Guardian newspaper, charities around the country are noting a shift in power from their own tightly-controlled organisations to unofficial brand advocates using social media to spread the word. Some charities are apparently struggling with this new grass-roots revolution, although organisations like JustGiving (subject to a very popular Facebook app) are now recognising the change …

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5 July 2008

Kevin Smith Hit By Hidden Link Spammers

I was catching up on some of the blogs I subscribe to just now, when I noticed some MAJOR hidden link spam which I would not normally have seen. The blog in question is the personal blog of film director Kevin Smith, "Silent Bob Speaks" and the link spam is hidden at the bottom of every post. Unless I’d been …

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