14 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #5 – Social Times

The blog I will be mostly writing about today is the Social Times, ironic as I rarely make the time to be social. Launched in Feb 2008 the site was (ctrl c) 'founded by Nick O’Neill, The Social Times was created as a way to leverage social technology to build the social technology industry'. Areas covered range from Advertising through …

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13 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #4 – AllFacebook

If you are a Facebooker, Facebook addict, Facebook Whale or something remotely similar, then   keeping up to date with anything Facebooky is simple by reading the AllFacebook blog. If however, like me, you use Facebook from time to time and find it a bit bewildering that people have more virtual friends than real ones, then I’m not sure that this …

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12 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #3 – DailyBlogTips

When I was assigning everybody a blog to review in this series of posts we've named 'Adopt-a-blog', I opted against being lazing an assigning myself one that I already read on a regular basis. Instead I chose Daniel Scocco's 'Daily Blog Tips' – a blog mainly about blogging, and one which is regularly in the 'Top 100 blogs' lists of …

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9 January 2009

Sacrifice a friend for a burger? Not on my watch!

If your immediate answer to the title of this post was a resounding "Yes!" then you're going to love the new application that Burger King have made to promote their Whopper Burger… If you install the app and remove ten of your Facebook friends, BurgerKing will reward you with a free whopper, apparently. If on the other hand you're like …

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8 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #2 – StereoGum

When Henry first came up with the idea of reviewing blogs I was really excited by the idea, I love reading blogs, well, I just love reading really. So I read blogs, they're by the people for the people. I generally tend to read blogs about SEO (to further my knowledge of my job), sports (people's opinions can be very …

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6 January 2009

Hackers target Twitter

It would seem that phishing spammers truly are taking over social networks. Many of our favourite networks have been targeted and it has become quite a problem. Facebook has seen a dramatic increase in spam over the last month or so and Twitter became the latest victim of these phishing attacks. Monday morning it was discovered that 33 accounts, including …

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5 January 2009

Social Stalking, yes thats right….

I came across this new social media site that will allow you to not only watch out for stories about your own website but you can also keep an eye out for what people are writing about you. This service is just amazing, it updates extremely quickly. It's called "who stalkin", well not really, it's actually whos talkin.

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5 January 2009

Adopt a Blog #1 www.perezhilton.com

I like celebrity gossip. I LOVE a pop/rock biography, read the celebrity pages in the daily newspapers on the tube and regularly buy cheap celeb magazines for long train journeys (excuse). But, there is a line. I stopped buying heat after they wrote an appalling story about Jordan’s son Harvey weight gain (she took Heat to court over this and …

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23 December 2008

Social Learning

It is widely considered that social networks and communities are not safe places for children. More so now that  it has been revealed how easy it is for sexual predators to infiltrate these social networks and stalk children… There are, however, benefits for children to be involved with social networks: Due to the visual nature of media, and being able …

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23 December 2008

Twitter Venn

I came across a cool little Twitter Application the other day, going by the name of Twitter Venn.  By typing a selection of three words into the Venn search box, users are provided with an illustration that demonstrates the amount of overlap between the number of searches that have occurred on Twitter for the term, this is then further enhanced …

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