Posts by Henry Elliss

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Blogging in Strange Places

22 May 2008 | Henry Elliss

As I mentioned yesterday, the release of the Typepad for Blackberry application means I now have the ability to blog from pretty much anywhere I like. As if to demomstrate the wonderful freedom of this, [...]

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TypePad finally supporting Blackberrys!

21 May 2008 | Henry Elliss

Great news for those of us that spend more time on their blackberrys than is healthy – after many months (years?) of user requests, Typepad have finally decided to support us blackberry users with their [...]

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Facebook Cracking Down on ‘False’ Official Pages

19 May 2008 | Henry Elliss

When we were conducting the research for our recent Social Media Sectors report, one thing we found very difficult was classifying when a page or group was ‘official’, and when it was created by a [...]

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Facebook – My Life in Numbers

14 May 2008 | Henry Elliss

Following on from my little piece of number crunching when I reached 500 friends last week (I’m at 504 now – not that I’m counting…!) I decided to take it another step and see how [...]

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Credit Companies Causing Stir on Facebook

12 May 2008 | Henry Elliss

There’s a story hitting the papers today about credit companies using Facebook to target young consumers. The BBC reports that charity Credit Action claim adverts promising cheap loans for people with poor credit are appearing [...]

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500 Friends… Do I Get a Prize?

7 May 2008 | Henry Elliss

Today I reached somewhat of a milestone in my Facebook life. Following on from my 1-year anniversary last month, I have now reached the dizzying height of having 500 friends. Before I joined Facebook I [...]

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Social Networkers Set to Triple by 2012

6 May 2008 | Henry Elliss

After reports recently (including on this blog) about the UK being top of the European social networking charts, independent market analyst Datamonitor has predicted that membership will almost triple to 27m by 2012. That means [...]

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Twitter Not Worth The Paper it’s Not Printed on?

1 May 2008 | Henry Elliss

There’s a very interesting post over at the AllFacebook blog talking about the latest valuation of some of the hot digital properties. Based on valuations (tenuously) calculated over at the Silicon Alley Insider, Facebook is [...]

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UK Facebook Users Break 10 Million Mark

25 April 2008 | Henry Elliss

Well, we knew it was coming and finally on Wednesday the number of UK users on Facebook surpassed the 10 million mark (see my graphs below). As well as showing that previous reports of Facebook’s [...]

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When CAPTCHA’s Go Bad!

22 April 2008 | Henry Elliss

My colleague Barrie was applying for a new Gmail account today when he stumbled upon the following in his application form – a very questionable piece of CAPTCHA text! Where do Google get these from?! [...]