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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14 April 2010

Twitter adds ads, but not as we had expected…

The savvy-thinkers over at Twitter finally made a much-anticipated announcement this week – that they’re finally ready to allow advertising on their website. Industry pundits have been speculating for over a year now on how Twitter will turn their increasingly-popular service in to a bonefide revenue-generator, and with this announcement it seems like they might finally be heading in the …

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12 April 2010

7 more Facebook tips you may not know

A couple of years ago I wrote a post on this blog called “9 Facebook Tips That You Might Not Know” – a reasonably in-depth but by no-means exhaustive list of some useful how-to’s for getting by on Facebook. I didn’t realise quite how useful it would prove at the time, but even now it still gets dozens of hits …

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12 April 2010

Facebook panic button meeting with CEOP in Washington

Facebook executives are set to meet with the head of a British child protection agency in Washington, to discuss the safety of the younger members of the social networking site. Facebook has come under fire recently from the Child Explotation and Online Protection agency after Ashleigh Hall, 17, was raped and murdered by a man she met using the social …

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8 April 2010

Marketing with Chatroulette

One of the hottest new online destinations is Chatroulette, a website which randomly connects users with other visitors for a random video chatting experience. Chatroulette is largely uncensored and while there’s an age requirement of 16, there’s no real enforcement of the rule. The website’s anonymity features have made it extremely popular and fun. It’s no Twitter, but traffic has …

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7 April 2010

Facebook’s Latest Statistics

Facebook recently released some statistics about their social networking platform, and some of the numbers released paint a very vivid picture of how influential the site is. It is no longer just another website, but now a major factor in the way we communicate online. There are now over 400 million active Facebook users, with 50% of those logging in …

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6 April 2010

Curiosity doesn’t always kill the cat

I am quite a nut about protecting my privacy on the ‘internets’ but boy do I love ‘playing’ Foursquare and Gowalla (yes, I am active on both). I finally read something this weekend that helped me make sense of the incompatibility of the two things. Media journalist Jemima Kiss writes, “It’s safe to assume that most of the few hundred …

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