Social Media

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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.

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Activate 2009 – Part 1

2 July 2009 | Alex Christie

Activate 2009 is the first exclusive one-day summit providing a unique gathering of leaders working across all sectors of industry. The main objective – to get a discussion started (right now) sharing, debating and creating [...]

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Get rich or die trying

1 July 2009 | Alex Christie

I think the above sentiment is particularly apt when looking into the ever evolving world of social media. Calculating the ROI companies are likely to receive as a result of partaking in some form of [...]

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Changes to Twitter welcomed by users

1 July 2009 | Henry Elliss

If only Facebook were so keen to keep their users happy! Twitter unveiled some snazzy new additions to their site today, in the form of an improved experience for browsing your followers / friends list. [...]

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Finding your target market online: Facebook

30 June 2009 | Annie Wakefield

When it comes to online marketing, social networking is without a doubt on the up and up. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others can help you to boost the size of your mailing list and also [...]

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Jackson death highlights Twitter power – for good and bad!

30 June 2009 | Henry Elliss

Like most people my age, I was very saddened to hear about Michael Jackson‘s death last week. And like most people of my technological inclination, I first heard the news through Twitter. Actually, to be fair [...]

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The Internet is not dead… and neither is Jeff Goldblum

30 June 2009 | Tanya Goodin

To paraphrase Mark Twain: “Reports of the Internet’s death have been great exaggerated”. Unlike poor Michael Jackson. Here on the Tamar blog we’ve remained relatively quiet on the subject of Michael Jackson up until now [...]

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Privacy and the economics of self regulation

30 June 2009 | Alex Christie

What do social networking companies care more about? Money or users privacy? Personally I believe they are all there to try and make money (and why not), however this primary objective means that when it [...]

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‘Harnessing the Power of Twitter’

24 June 2009 | Alex Christie

Internet World’s ‘Harnessing the Power of Twitter’ conference in Central London yesterday, provided a great forum for the full spectrum of Twitter enthusiasts. The surprise at the outset, was the +50% show of hands by [...]

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#hpt09 It’s a twitter thing

24 June 2009 | Tanya Goodin

So yesterday saw me at the ‘Harnessing the Power of Twitter‘  or #hpt09 or even conference and I am sure loads of people will Tweet away and maybe even blog or micro blog on [...]