17 May 2010

Keeping a corporate eye on your social life

Social media is now being used more and more in an effort to monitor individuals in terms of what they say, and their actions. As the social media world continues to grow, so does the number of companies and agencies using social networking sites and platforms to monitor individuals. What many people don’t realize is that when using social media …

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11 May 2010

Doing Business on Twitter Just Got Easier

Twitter’s becoming even more business friendly! On Monday, Twitter rolled out a service called Twitter Business Center to a few select companies and individuals. Mashable broke the news a few hours ago and was able to get a few screenshots of the sign up pages. In my opinion, the best feature of the service is that it will allow subscribed …

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11 May 2010

Twitter – too much talking, not enough listening?

Last night saw a strange ‘glitch’ happen on Twitter, which in turn served as a bit of a revelation to me in how the attitudes of people using Twitter seems to have matured. I should point out at this point that this observation is purely based on the people I follow, so may not be indicative of Twitter as a …

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6 May 2010

How are social networks making money?

Is Social Media making money off you? Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flicker and so on are useful tools. We use them for many reasons, such as keeping in touch and sharing information. But they are also ultimately businesses, and they need to make money.  As a social media user, you are availing yourself of a service. One …

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4 May 2010

Easy, Peasy ‘Embeddable’ Tweets

Bloggers and website editors, rejoice! Starting today, you’ll no longer have to fire up Photoshop to fix up that screen grab of the funny/informative/insightful tweet you want to share with the world. Twitter is rolling out the red carpet for ’embeddable tweets’. Twitter described it to Mashable as, ‘a super simple piece of code to help people generate nice HTML …

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27 April 2010

Spotify moves to become a social music platform

In a move that will inevitably be seen as a response to the recent hype around mFlow and their ‘Social Music Store’, Spotify have announced a raft of new features today. The most significant of these is surely the ability to share your own Spotify ‘Profile’ with your friends – turning Spotify from a music player in to a social …

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22 April 2010

Facebook wants to rule the world (wide web)

On Wednesday, Facebook announced at its big developer conference F8 that, basically, it intends to be the center of the social media world. Through something called the ‘Open Graph’ their plan is to aggregate all your activity on other social sites on to Facebook. Theoretically, with the Open Graph, your comments on a CNN message board and restaurant review on …

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20 April 2010

Facebook gets even more connected

Facebook is about making connections. And as Facebook has evolved over the years, these connections have extended beyond the realm of people you know, to include organisations, interests and more. Pages and groups are two examples. Now, the people at Facebook have just announced two new features: Community Pages and More Connected Profiles Community Pages Community Pages are a ‘new …

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