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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17 December 2008

Is History still written by the victors?

There is a theory that our mass-media is designed, monitored and fed to us by global bigwigs who profit off of keeping certain stories suppressed while elevating stories that support their agenda. This makes for an interesting discussion when you take into account that NBC is owned by General Electric, a very prominent arms contractor for the USA… I will …

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16 December 2008

Social Media in 2009 – Our Predictions

This time of year seems to be the traditional time for bloggers and industry analysts to make their predictions of how the coming year will treat their chosen field of interest. Being a bit slow-on-the-uptake this year due to being so horrendously busy, I might have missed the boat a bit here – numerous bloggers have already made predictions for Social Media …

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15 December 2008

Yahoo’s redesign…… yes or no???

Today for the first time I in logged into my much neglected Yahoo! mailbox and to my surprise I saw that they have redesigned their equivalent of "iGoogle". What struck me as odd was the fact that the URL had an m as the start of yahoo.com, http://m.www.yahoo.com/ , which is more often than not for mobile use. The design …

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