25 February 2009

Adopt a Blog #27 – ICanHasCheezBurger

Who hasn't heard of LOLCats or ICanHasCheezBurger? Even if those names don't ring a bell, you are still likely to have seen one of their images pop into your inbox. I didn't even know there was an official website for these funny captioned pictures of animals (mostly cats) till I decided to find out why on earth I kept hearing …

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24 February 2009

Adopt a Blog #26 – Design*Sponge

Design*Sponge first came to my attention from a spot of proper old fashioned surfing – just following links on other sites to see what was going on – and I've been a regular visitor ever since. It's a blog that's very prolific – numerous posts on a daily basis – about a range of product design and interior design. It …

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24 February 2009

Do Digg Auto-bury? And Do I Care?

There seems to be a bit of a debate going on in the community of active Digg users about whether the ability for Digg to 'auto bury' certain contributors content is real or a myth. From my basic reading up on the matter, it seems that the existence of this auto-bury has been contested for a long time, and now …

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23 February 2009

Government social media position valued higher than Lord Chancellor?

Tax payers across Britain are up in arms today after The Telegraph reported that a senior position within the Government's Digital Engagement team, has a higher starting salary and benefits than what the Lord Chancellor is eligible to before allowances. The role would involve communicating through social media sites Facebook, Bebo and Twitter and has a starting salary of £120,000 …

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19 February 2009

Elegant visualisations of LastFM data

This might a story for the technology blog, it could also fit on the experience design blog, if I was clever enough I would put it on all three. I got to plaing with the new seadragon app on the i-phone and it is awesome. The best example of a seadragon interface that I have seen yet, reconstructing the worldwide …

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19 February 2009

Privacy… can I haz it?

There has been a lot of uproar about the recent events that took place over on the Facebook Terms of Service page. The big debacle has to do with how they proposed to treat data entered by members of the popular Social Networking site. This story has been blogged on, printed in media and even appeared on television news. If …

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19 February 2009

Online user name checker

If you are like me you have probably chosen a single user name that you try and use across most online services.  Because this name uniquely identifies you to your friends and colleagues, it is important that you try and register it with as many online services as possible to ensure others don’t try and assume your ‘online identity’. This …

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19 February 2009

One number for all your mobiles?

Technology is coming on fast and furiously these days with new ideas being made into realisations, old ideas being tuned. One thing that i cannot get into my head is the fact that you would want to be in contact ALL of the time. Google once again is at the front of this idea Grandcentral, who Google bought, central  allows …

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18 February 2009

Facebook increases photo album limits

This is probably going to be a fairly short post I'm afraid, as I'm not sure what angle or commentary I can add to this at this stage, but I thought I'd share the news before I forget! Facebook appear to have made an update in the last week or so to change the limit to the number of photos …

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18 February 2009

Facebook retracts data changes

Logging in to Facebook this morning I found something rather odd on my news feed page and maybe you would have seen the same thing… So people have complained about the new "Terms of Use", I did a little digging and this is what I found. Facebook has 175 million users and according to the social media giant "Our terms …

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