Social Media

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The Race to 1 Billion – Facebook UK hits 20m

19 August 2009 | Milly Diaz

About a month ago, TechCrunch leaked some internal Twitter papers and the expose revealed Biz Stone and co.’s dreamworld projection of 1 billion tweeters by 2013. Love the ‘blue sky’ thinking, Biz! But, I think [...]

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FriendFeed, Search and Lite – Facebook is having a busy week

12 August 2009 | Henry Elliss

I don’t know whether it’s the same in your line of work, but personally, I usually find when getting back from holiday that all the big stories of the year seem to have broken while [...]

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Twitter Meltdown

7 August 2009 | Milly Diaz

I’m a self-cofessed Twitter addict and its two hour downtime on Thursday was painful. In my time of distress, I turned to Google and did a search to find some answers. I was elated to [...]

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Social networking: It’s just, like, so not cool anymore

6 August 2009 | Annie Wakefield

A recent report by a regulator for the UK communications industries, Ofcom, shows a 5% drop in 15 to 24-year-olds using social networking sites and it’s not only their parents, uncles, aunts and teachers joining [...]

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All’s a Twitter at Whitehall

30 July 2009 | Milly Diaz

Earlier this week, a 20-page report detailing a template Twitter strategy for government departments went public. Read the report in its entirety right here. For any Twitter newbie, the ‘Twitter Overview’ section and its related [...]

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Social networking phenomenon

29 July 2009 | Alex Christie

Whilst we may challenge and debate the stats, the latest global social media trends should, at the very least, encourage marketers to begin the conversation with their Social Media partners, and importantly, their customers. UM’s [...]

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That is Twice

23 July 2009 | Alex Christie

As if we did not know already, Twitter is fast creaping into every corner of society and I have three examples of this inexorible spread today. 1.  Probably the least surprising is the plethora of [...]

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Health mash-up is hypochondriac heaven

20 July 2009 | Henry Elliss

Anybody who works with me can tell you that I’m a bit of a closet mash-up fan on the quiet – the use of two different types of technology for one much cooler purpose is [...]

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Turkey rockets past Canada to be Facebook No. 3

16 July 2009 | Henry Elliss

As you will know if you’re a regular reader of the Tamar blog, I like to keep an eye on how Facebook is doing around the world, with my occassional “Top 10 Facebook-using countries” posts. [...]

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How is Twitter coping with trend spam?

7 July 2009 | Henry Elliss

The problem of “trend spam” has been raising it’s ugly head more and more lately. For those of you who aren’t as geeky about Twitter as I am, here’s what trend spam is in a nutshell: Twitter’s trending topics list is a top 10 list of things people are discussing on Twitter at any one time, ranked according to activity. Until very recently it didn’t raise a lot of people’s ire, and served as quite a useful way of not only picking up on global events (Michael Jackson’s death was probably revealed to a lot of people via the trends, for instance) but also a great way for some of the comedy elements of Twitter to spread and grow.