Social Media

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Kick off your World Cup experience online

2 June 2010 | Annie Wakefield

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 [...]

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

27 May 2010 | Milly Diaz

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 [...]

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Twitter sorting out search, Google loving Twitter…

26 May 2010 | Henry Elliss

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 [...]

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Joined-up engagement missing along the UK online election trail

25 May 2010 | Tanya Goodin

Now that the election dust has settled, I thought it would be useful to look back over our Political Search Index (PSI) series that we launched last October. The four white papers were certainly a [...]

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May 31 2010 – Quit Facebook Day?

17 May 2010 | Alex Christie

Matthew Milan and Joseph Dee are tired of Facebook and are taking a stand. What are they taking a stand about you might wonder? Simple. Privacy, and the lack of it that Facebook is showing [...]

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Keeping a corporate eye on your social life

17 May 2010 | Alex Christie

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 [...]

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Facebook Privacy Policy – a slow slide towards disintergration

11 May 2010 | Alex Christie

Since Facebook first launched the privacy policy that it adopted in its infancy it has slowly eroded. In the beginning it had the privacy of the user at heart, but now it seems as if Facebook is [...]

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Doing Business on Twitter Just Got Easier

11 May 2010 | Milly Diaz

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 [...]

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Twitter – too much talking, not enough listening?

11 May 2010 | Henry Elliss

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 [...]

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How are social networks making money?

6 May 2010 | Annie Wakefield

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. [...]