6 March 2008

Social Media Mavens Getting Richer

I’m sure you’ll all have seen the stories in the news this morning announcing that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has made it on to this year’s Forbes Rich-list in position number 785. But who else from the world of Search and Social Media is on the list? Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page grab joint 5th place with a …

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29 February 2008

PackRat – Most Addictive Facebook Game So Far?

Over the past few weeks I have been ‘reviewing’ (aka. slowly getting addicted to) a number of new applications on Facebook, with my current favourite being Packrat. It’s one of those games that isn’t entirely obvious at first glance, but once you start playing you will struggle to get anything else done – at least if you’re a fan of …

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22 February 2008

Facebook Fatigue? That’s Sooo Last Month!

The boffins at Nielsen have put out a report showing that social networking use has seen a drop in user numbers for the first time in ages – and it’s getting picked up by a lot of major news outlets, including the Guardian, the Times, Telegraph, Forbes and even the Mirror. But are the numbers a good indication of the …

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18 February 2008

UK political parties failing miserably online

Back in October, we posted a note on how the Tories were winning the battle for the (web 2.0) popularity contest. Well, according to a paper posted by the Centre for Policy Studies today, the only political party who are actually utilising anywhere near the full power of the social web is the controversial BNP. The study, written by Robert …

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13 February 2008

UK ALMOST beating Canada on Facebook Users

The battle for second place in the "Facebook Active Users" chart continues at pace, with the UK now showing signs of a late charge. As of this morning there are only 15,000 users separating the two, and if the UK continues to rise at the pace they have been for the past few months, we could soon be stealing the …

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8 February 2008

Chris Moyles Makes Waves on Facebook

As the Guardian Unlimited pointed out in their blog this week, the Chris Moyles Radio 1 show have recently gained themselves a Facebook fan page – which is getting HUGE amounts of interest from Facebookers. Live for less than a fortnight, the page was initially set up by a fan (according to the Moyles forum) but soon got picked up …

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4 February 2008

Great Facebook article in the Times

In case you don’t read the Times (or the Times Online!), here’s a link to the brilliant article that ran over the weekend on Facebook, including quotes from both myself and Tamar CEO Tanya Goodin. Who’s Pressing Your Buttons on Facebook? It’s definitely worth a read if you have even the slighted interest in Facebook, and the online version also …

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28 January 2008

A Small World? I Wouldn’t Know!

For a while now, I’ve been desperately searching for somebody who can invite me to the Social Network "A Small World" – so far to no avail. It is becoming evident that I obviously don’t hang around in the right social circles – despite having over 450 friends on Facebook, not a single one of them (as far as I …

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23 January 2008

London Network Hits 2 Million; UK passes 8 Million

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that I have been keeping a close eye on the number of active Facebook users in the Top 10 countries; Well, just today another mile-stone was reached as the number of UK users smashed through the 8 million mark – and the number of members of the London network surpassed …

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17 January 2008

Did Word-gamers shoot themselves in the foot?

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few days, you’ll no doubt have noticed the furore developing over the potential removal of Scrabulous from Facebook. It seems that the folk at Hasbro / Mattel (joint copyright owners of Scrabble) have finally woken up and realised that they’re missing a piece of the pie, and have demanded that the …

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