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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3 March 2009

Adopt a blog #30 – doshdosh

If dosh is money then doshdosh is piles of it, Scrooge McDuck piles of hard earned cash. I have only been reading this blog for two months, in that time Maki, the bloggers alias, has only posted two new entries. Don't be fooled by the low post rate and innocent anime portraits accompanying each post, this blog is good! The …

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2 March 2009

Skittles re-launches with social-flavoured website

Those clever people over Mars have obviously been on a sugar-high recently, and have now taken a brave (but wonderful) jump in to the world of embracing Social Media – taking it to a whole new level.   Visitors to the Skittles website from today will be greeted by a pop-up asking them to verify their age (more on that …

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27 February 2009

Adopt a blog #29 – ars technica (Art of Technology)

My immediate reaction to my adopted site, ars techica, is what actually is it? I found it totally unclear who the site is aimed at, what it stands for and what information I may find. One reason is the design of the site it looks like a big corporation’s website and not a blogging site for technology news/reviews. This may …

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27 February 2009

Facebook introduces its own Terms of Use today

Facebook is giving its users the opportunity to voice their own opinions about how the popular social media site is governed. After last week’s debacle over the change in the company’s Terms of Use, Facebook has come up with two new documents: the Facebook Principles, which defines your rights and will serve as the guiding framework behind any policy we'll …

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26 February 2009

I have violated what…?

This morning, while enjoying my daily dose of caffeine, I logged into facebook to get my daily dose of  inspiration… by that I mean having a big old laugh at the scandals that play out within my facebook friendship circle. I was surprised to get an update that I had apparently violated facebook’s terms and conditions. At first I thought …

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26 February 2009

Adopt a blog #28 – TechCrunch

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, Software, IPhones… These are just some of the things that this very well-known blog posts about. TechCrunch is a very well organized site – with headings in large font, an image to go with it and links in green text; it makes it easy for readers to understand and navigate. TechCrunch keeps us up-to-date with the …

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26 February 2009

What is your social media age?

Today I found out that I am yet another statistic… 26 and a Facebook addict. Pew Internet along with American Life project release a survey yesterday on social media use in America. The statistic I refer to above is the average age of users across some of the most popular social networking web sites, in chronological order: Facebook – 26 …

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