6 October 2009

Blogger Regulation: A good thing

According to new rules revealed Monday by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, American-based bloggers must tell their readers when they’ve been paid and/or given free stuff to review products. Failure to disclose quid pro quo could cost a blogger up to $11,000. I’m all for the FTC rules because along with it comes credibility! How many times have you second guessed the …

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29 September 2009

Social Climbing With Twitter

At last week’s Net Imperative Twitter or Bitter debate, one of the panellist commented, “Facebook is for people you used to know, Twitter is for people you want to know.” In my opinion, the panellist’s Twitter observation was absolutely spot on. Unlike Facebook, my Twitter ‘following’ list is dominated by people I’ve never met – a significant number of whom …

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29 September 2009

Are you on the Twitter blacklist?

This past weekend, I discovered that tweets from Aaron Williams, Tamar’s Head of Technology (@bayshield), aren’t showing up in Twitter search results. I noticed it on Sunday while I was monitoring tweets about The Prince’s Trust’s “Palace to Palace” charity ride (Aaron, an avid cyclist, took part in the event and The Prince’s Trust is a Tamar client). I thought …

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25 September 2009

How did anti-social become social?

If the history of the world was compressed into 1 year, homosapiens would have been around for 12 minutes, agriculture for 1 minute, the industrial revolution was 2 seconds ago, computers have been around for 4/10 of a second and the internet has been in existence for 1/10 of a second – the blink of an eye.   A lot …

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16 September 2009

Facebook hits 300m users – but has UK peaked?

The guys at Facebook – or to be more accurate, the top guy, Mark Zuckerberg – announced yesterday via their blog that Facebook is now reaching 300 million users around the globe. A remarkable milestone, and one which apparently shows no sign of slowing. Even better news for them, they’re now making money! Here’s what Zuck had to say: “We’re …

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15 September 2009

Facebook adds status tagging – now live in UK

Anybody logging in to Facebook today will be greeted with a snazzy new functionality to play with – which might give you a little sense of de-ja-vu if you’re a Twitter user too… Yes, Facebook have upped the ante in their continued quest to compete with / get ahead of Twitter, by allowing users to tag friends in status updates, …

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11 September 2009

Tamar @ Twestival (including photos…!)

Regular readers will know that we like to support charity here at Tamar – our own TLC being just the tip of the iceberg – so it was no big surprise when we decided to sponsor this year’s London Twestival gathering, held in aid of the charity Childline. The party took place last night at Vinopolis in London, and if you’re a Twitter …

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11 September 2009

Our first Measurement Camp

Early on Thursday morning, myself and couple of Tamar colleagues were lucky enough to be invited to join the “Measurement Camp” gang at their monthly meet-up. I’ve known of Measurement Camp for a while now (including their most excellent Wiki) but this is the first time we’ve been able to attend (purely for timing reasons – it’s open to all …

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11 September 2009

Is Twitter more use to brands than Facebook?

Just over a year ago all the big brands were popping up on Facebook.  Creating games, competitions or other methods of engagement and then proudly showing how many fans they had gained. With Twitter becoming increasingly popular this year, I’m definitely leaning towards Twitter being more value to our clients when pushing a campaign. The more random people I follow …

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