2 June 2010

Kick off your World Cup experience online

The 2010 Football World Cup kick off is a week away! Here in Tamar’s Cape Town office we have gotten into the spirit of things, throwing ourselves behind our boys in green and gold. Some of us are supporting England though, and debates over the odds are getting quite heated. As South Africans, we are very aware of the pressure …

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27 May 2010

Facebook bows (a little bit) to critics, makes privacy settings easier to use

As expected (the BBC revealed first thing Tuesday morning the announcement was coming), yesterday afternoon Mark Zuckerberg rolled out Facebook’s one-stop shop for privacy settings in response to growing user concerns. Zuckerberg stated during the press conference convened especially for the announcement, “We’ve focused on three things: a single control for your content, more powerful controls for your basic information …

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26 May 2010

Twitter sorting out search, Google loving Twitter…

There have been a couple of developments in the world of Twitter recently which I thought would be worth documenting here on the blog – both have links to search too, making them doubly relevant in my opinion! First up is the fairly recent change to Twitter search that demonstrates that it is getting a lot more intelligent – presumably …

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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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