22 April 2009

Check yourself out on Google!

Google introduces profile results Currently only available for our friends across the pond, Google have begun to introduce individual's profiles within the search results much like it's blogs results. Now when you search your name in Google (I'm not the only person to have done that am I?!?) a Google Profile result will appear at the bottom of the page …

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21 April 2009

Jeeves is back – and this time he’s social!

So after three years in the wilderness, the clever people over at Ask.com have decided to invite their famous butler Jeeves back in from the cold, in the hopes that his return will give them the edge over at least a few of their competitors. Whilst they are unlikely to be troubling Google's current domination any time soon, they have …

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17 April 2009

Official – Ashton Kutcher bigger than CNN

Seriously though Ashton, what's with the crazy hat?!For those of you that have been following the big Ashton vs CNN contest over on Twitter (or maybe you read my story about it yesterday?) I'm pleased to announce that at about 7am GMT on Friday the 17th, Ashton took the first "1,000,000 followers" crown – and if you were following him …

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16 April 2009

4chan Runs Again

Ashton Kutcher and the CNN have challenged each other to see who can achieve 1,000,000 followers on their Twitter accounts. Both were perilously close at the time of writing; with CNN having 963,493 and Mr. Kutcher having 948,385. But, like with most challenges on the internet, the nefarious 4chan has a way of toppling the mightiest of contenders. The members …

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16 April 2009

Celebrities getting charitable with Twitter

The world of Twitter has been a-buzz in the past couple of days with talk of celebrities 'giving back' via Twitter. X-men star and all-round Australian nice-guy Hugh Jackman has pledged to give $100,000 to a non-profit charity that can pitch their cause to him using only 140 characters (the standard message format on Twitter) – an announcement which seems …

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1 April 2009

Social network ‘Slacker’ launched this week

Today Twitter launched a brand new social network designed specifically for the office market. Due to huge growth in its original format, Twitter hired a team of experts to monitor user behaviour. The team found that a staggering 76% of all tweets posted between August 2008 and February 2009 were posted by office workers during office hours, and displayed typical …

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31 March 2009

It’s the end of the world as we know it – again

Once again some learned man has published an article on how some new technology, some new form of computer related interaction, will be the death of us all. The esteemed Dr. Aric Sigman published a paper in recent months highlighting the dangers of online social interaction. The paper, titled “Well Connected?: The Biological Implications of ‘Social Networking’” received a mixed …

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31 March 2009

Aussie bankers using twitter to help customers

As Head of Social Media here at Tamar, I love to see examples of brands who are embracing Social Media – especially ones in less 'glamorous' industries like banking or finance. It doesn't happen often enough for my liking, so I'm happy to take the goodness when I can get it – hence why I was so pleased to see …

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27 March 2009

Adopt-a-blog #35 – Crooks and Liars

Crooksandliars, according to the banners on it, was 2009 Winner of Time.com's best blog award and less recently the Weblog Award winner in 2005. This is a true veteran blog, first launched in 2004 and one of the first political blogs to use video. If you are into American politics and current affairs then this is a great read, especially …

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