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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26 March 2009

Adopt-a-blog #34 – Mashable

I’ve spent over 10 years working in the technology world and therefore reckon I must have shared an enormous amount of time with people partial to a bit of blogging every now and then. However, before arriving at Tamar, I don’t once recall a conversation where someone has either made reference to their penchant for blogging or wowed me with …

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26 March 2009

Twitter in Primary School!

Twitter is to be taught in primary schools in Britain as part of an effort to make online communication and social media part of the UK’s education system. Other additions to the education system include classes for blogging, podcasting and Wikipedia. Children will also learn keyboard skills and how to use spellchecker. The plans have been drawn up by Sir …

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26 March 2009

Tamar @ Econsultancy Digital Cream

A week or so ago I attended the Econsultancy 'Digital Cream' event here in London, where we were sponsoring the Social Media table. It was a great event, which you can find out more about on their website here – a bit bizarrely, for me at least, the event was held under 'Chatham House Rules' – something I'd never come …

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25 March 2009

Facebook responds to redesign feedback

Facebook recently had a redesign to it's homepage which resulted in quite a few unhappy users. Yesterday Facebook decided to respond with a lengthy blog post which explains how they make product decisions. In the post they also let users know about upcoming changes that will be made; like live updating, photo tags, tools to control applications, seeing more highlights …

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