16 March 2009

Social media wars: TweetDeck now on Facebook

Two of the biggest social media sites are now available on one site: You can now add TweetDeck to the growing army of apps that are joining Facebook Connect. Tweetdeck alone accounts of about 13 percent of all Twitter users. When you send out a message from TweetDeck, you will now have the option to send it to Twitter, Facebook, …

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16 March 2009

Coca Cola doing the right thing on Facebook

There is a great story on AdAge today detailing the rise in popularity of the Coca Cola Facebook fan page, and how it came to be, despite not being ('scuse the ironic pun) quite 'The Real Thing'… In a nutshell (for those of you that don't have time to read the full article), the story is interesting because the page …

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16 March 2009

Facebook Top 10 – Italy & Spain in, Sweden & Norway out

As regular readers of this blog will know, I keep a very close eye on the way Facebook is spreading around different countries via the Facebook Ad Tool, which you can access if you maintain any Facebook ads or fan pages. Rather than give you another graph showing the top 10, I thought it would be interesting this week to …

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13 March 2009

Cybersquatting on Twitter

Twitter, the micro-blogging website, has been seen as hosting of a new form of cybersquatting. A number of high-profile celebrity names have been taken by people and fake updates posted. But it not only celebrity names that is being affected as big brand names such as Adidas, South West Trains, Coca-Cola and Sainsbury have proven to be fake profiles on …

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12 March 2009

Adopt-a-blog #32 – Style Bubble

Despite the ongoing effects of the credit crunch, I believe that it's still important to dress your best and if possible dress to impress! The Account Management team here at Tamar definitely lead the way with Simran being the best account manager at being glam.  I myslef am a huge fan of collecting fashion magazines, however, i find myself becoming …

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10 March 2009

Why did Facebook rush the new Fan page design?

Those of you that regularly visit Facebook's fan pages will have noticed a big change last week, as Facebook changed the structure of these pages to bring in more user-like functionality. Sounds fair enough I'm sure you'll agree – and surely all in the interests of the brands who use the pages, who can now do a lot more things? …

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10 March 2009

Email is sooo 1999!

Social media has officially over taken email as preferred method of communication. A bold statement, I know, but it is backed up by recent research done by Nielsen Online. It isn't all that hard to believe as we all spend time on our individually preferred social networks daily, but let us see what the stats say, shall we? According to …

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5 March 2009

If you can’t buy it, beat it…

Facebook is changing again: the company made a number of announcements on 4 March about changes to its home page, profile pages, and activity streams. Many social media watchers see this as a response to the rise of Twitter as a real-time message broadcasting system that goes beyond members’ personal circle of friends. One of the biggest changes is that …

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4 March 2009

Facebook popularity on the decline as ‘virus’ apps increase

Facebook have been targeted by malicious hackers and companies seeking to steal valuable data from its members. The social network site has been hit by five separate security problems in the last seven days, which is a big concern for Facebook self, and the public using the social networking heavyweight. By adding 'fake' messages which includes details of Facebook members …

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4 March 2009

Adopt a Blog #31 – The Web Standards Project

The Web Standards Project was started in 1998. The aim of the project is to fight for standards that reduce the cost and complexity of development while increasing the accessibility and long-term viability of any site published on the Web. The site itself contains many tutorials and notes on what the project has achieved so far. The Buzz section of …

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