2 December 2008

Facebook Nearly Doubles US Users in 2008

As regular readers of this blog will know, I have been keeping a close eye on the number of Facebook users in the Top 10 countries (or now more like top 12!) for over a year now. In that time, we’ve seen the number of active users go from around 21 million members in the US to 39 million today …

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1 December 2008

Social Networking to give you Power.

Social Networking has been a revolutionary international breakthrough, where I can have and meet people from all over the world on a multitude of social platforms. Some examples of this include Myspace, Facebook, Hi5 and many more. The question comes to mind: "What if I could implement a way of getting all these social networks in one place?". Power.com takes …

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25 November 2008

Facebook awarded $873 million in spam case

After a legal proceeding that lasted four months, Judge Jeremy Fogel awarded Facebook $873 million in damages against Adam Guerbuez and Atlantis Blue Capital. The Canadian has been sending dodgy spam messages to Facebook users. This is the biggest judgment in history for an action under the CAN-SPAM act. Facebook does not expect to quickly collect $873 million and share …

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24 November 2008

The Future of Music Scouting?

Sometimes you stumble across a solution to a problem, or an application of a concept that is so simple in its implementation, yet so undeniably genius, that you almost have to take a moment to consider how it was ever possible to exist in a world without it. Like the iPhone's dedicated "Silent-Mode" switch that does not require any input …

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21 November 2008

Social networks need to get more social…

These days there are social networks for almost anything: From shopping networks to bars, if more than one person can partake in an activity, it probably has a social network online. Creating a social network is no further away than a couple of clicks. Thanks to simple creation software such as Ning, there are literally thousands of little networking sites …

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13 November 2008

Google launches videochat

Google launched their voice and video applications on Gmail and Gtalk on 11 November, making the next best thing to actual in person face to face conversation easily available to everyone with a computer and a webcam. And it’s free! Google promises it’s really quick and easy to sign up, so why not get Google live videochat right now?Users can …

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7 November 2008

Elections at the speed of the Internet.

The world let out a collective sigh of relief on Tuesday night after witnessing the monumental accomplishment of Barack Obama. Whether he is able to pull the nation out of its economical situation is yet to be seen. But his accomplishments and views are without a doubt truly inspirational, not only to American Citizens, but to Citizens across the globe. …

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6 November 2008

Tamar on Twitter

Tamar is on Twitter and we invite you to follow us! If you are not familiar with Twitter, it is a free service which is essentially a Micro-blog. Tamar staff can send status updates (Tweets) via Twitter and all Tamar blogs are announced via Twitter when they are published. I wrote a very detailed blog about Twitter if you want …

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1 November 2008

All of a twitter about bowels…

I was trying to explain twitter yesterday to a friend who had never heard of it and seeing his blank incomprehension resorted to “it’s like status updates on steroids”. He got it but it made me think – if twitter is so hard to explain what IS the point? One of the defining characteristics of a great idea is whether …

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31 October 2008

How is BrandRossGate Panning Out Online?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few days (or perhaps you gave up and set all your RSS feeds to ‘Crunch-related-only’?) you’ll doubtless know that there’s a bit of a furore going on over at the BBC about some comments that Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand made on the latter’s radio show, in answer-phone messages to …

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