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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24 March 2009

“I’m sorry John – it’s Twitter or me!”

Anybody who has tried juggling a demanding relationship with an addiction to social networking will know that it can be hard to balance your online time with your loved-one time… Well, according to the Telegraph, and that old journalistic staple 'a friend of the actress', Twitter is copping the blame for the recent break-up of celebrity A-list couple Jennifer Aniston and …

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17 March 2009

Adopt-a-blog #33 – Catwalk Queen

I believe it is quite essential in our day to day lives to pay attention to the way we dress up and keep up with the changing world of fashion. In today's day and age where our work basically drives our lives, I do like to take out some time every week to browse through the fashion world and keep …

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17 March 2009

WeFollow – New Twitter Directory

There's only been one thing I've not enjoyed about Twitter. And that’s the fact that you can't search for users as you would with Facebook. Digg creator Kevin Rose has answered this need by creating WeFollow a directory of Twitter users. Now you can find all your favourite celebrities and once its more populated, I'm sure you'll find some hidden …

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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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