4 July 2008

Babies = End of Your Social (Networking) Life?

As regular readers may notice, the Tamar Social Media blog has been a little quieter over the past three weeks. The reason behind this pre-summer lull isn’t that we’ve all gone on lovely hot holidays, it is mainly due to my wife and I having our first baby on the 14th of June (and my subsequent paternity leave). Wonderful news …

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4 July 2008

Google Told to Hand Over YouTube Logs

The good people at Google have been told they must hand over a quite startling amount of information to the US legal system about videos being watched on YouTube. The demand forms part of a legal battle bewteen YouTube and media giant Viacom over allegations of copyright infringement on the video sharing site. The logs contain login IDs of users, …

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20 June 2008

MySpace Calls in the Decorators to Beat Facebook

MySpace unveiled a new design this week, pipping rival Facebook to the post. Facebook have been publicising their profile redesign for almost 6 months now, but with very little fanfair, MySpace cleaned up their act (a bit) during that time and have launched the results this week. According to President Tom Anderson, the relaunch was brought about in order to …

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12 June 2008

Google’s Brin Books Bargain Space Flight

According to a number of big news outlets, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has booked himself a seat on a future orbital space flight, for the bargain price of $5 million. Whilst that might not sound like the cheapest long-distance trip you could snap up, it’s quite a bargain when you hear that a seat on the next flight was just …

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11 June 2008

Facebook IS Gone From Blackberrys

First of all, I should start by apologising for the slightly sensationalist headline to this entry. Last time I used a similar one, it seemed to get a lot of views, so I thought I should see if lightning really does strike twice. Anyway, where was I? Incidentally, I would normally add a courteous line break in here, but Typepad …

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11 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 9 – Dom Joly

The last celebrity for today’s session – following on from Rory Cellan-Jones and Leigh Francis earlier – is with TV funny-man Dom Joly. Dom is another of the celebrities we spoke to who has recently moved in to the world of Podcasting, with fellow comedian Danny Wallace on the Cobra Pubcast. Dom Joly Dom Joly is probably best known for …

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11 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 8 – Leigh Francis

After our great chat with BBC Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones earlier today, we now move on to a chat with the brilliant Leigh Francis – perhaps more well-known as TV’s Avid Merrion / Craig David / Mel B / Keith Lemon / The Bear to name but a few. Leigh Francis As the creator of the smash-hit Channel 4 show …

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11 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 7 – Rory Cellan-Jones

As we get in to the third day of our social media celebrity interviews, we step up a techy gear and talk to the BBC’s own Rory Cellan-Jones – Technology Correspondent and all-round technical guru. If anybody knows the power of social media, it’s going to be Rory… Rory Cellan-Jones Before moving in to his current role as Technology Correspondent, …

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11 June 2008

SMX Advanced 2008 in a Nutshell

Due to our very own annual company conference, none of the team were able to attend SMX Advanced 2008, so we had to make do with the summaries you can find online. Here’s a selection of the best for you to get a feel of what went down: Matt Cutts – As usual Mr Cutts provides a very entertaining summary …

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10 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 6 – Jayson Sutcliffe

The final entry for today’s session is taking a sporty turn, following on from this morning’s interviews with Richard Herring and Alan Fletcher with a short interview with an Australian sporting hero – skating champion and movie-maker Jayson Sutcliffe, aka Rolaboi. Jayson Sutcliffe Championship skater Jayson Sutcliffe is a bit of a sporting celebrity downunder, with regular appearances on TV …

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