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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30 October 2008

Social Media – Is it the new office water cooler?

Independent think tank Demos recently issued a report stating that employers should not see use of social media such as Facebook, or Bebo as a waste of employees time. It found that employees are changing and evolving in the way that they wish to communicate, network, share information and transfer documentation. Popular social media sites are seen to be the …

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29 October 2008

Google makes iTunes-like deal with US book industry

As a student and a voracious book reader, it may be surprising that I haven’t really used Google’s book search option more often. I guess it’s because it’s slow, limited, annoying to use and only gives you bits of the book. This might all change soon though, as Google announced a new breakthrough deal between Google and the US book …

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22 October 2008

Facebook – The Book

If you haven’t yet heard of the Facebook Book, then go out now and find a copy. It is said to be hilariously brilliant and has received a lot of very positive feedback, and it simply provides advice on Facebook etiquette on a variety of topics such as “Breaking up on Facebook", "Friending", "Favorites", “Facebook archetypes" and many many more. …

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22 October 2008

Putting the “social” into the “media”

Just some random news: I was wandering around the Cape Town V&A Waterfront last night with some friends and we had to wait to cross the swing bridge to the Clock Tower. The swing bridge was open so that a 301-foot (92 m) yacht could sail out into the ocean. Intrigued, we watched this luxury yacht, complete with two helicopters, …

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22 October 2008

Stephen Fry Goes all 2.0

It’s not my turn to list my favourite websites quite yet, but I couldn’t resist telling you about one of my favourite websites none-the-less, especially as it’s got a new social media edge to it. One of England’s finest national treasures, Stephen Fry, has relaunched his website this week with an all-new and shiny web 2.0 twist. Partly to coincide …

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21 October 2008

Facebook hits new record.

Facebook has hit a new record in the US with 39 million unique visitors in October according to Neilson Online, who measures and analyses web audiences. Facebook has grown more than 116% in a year and that’s just the type of race we are looking for. The race is between MySpace, which is the leader in the social networking pack …

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15 October 2008

The best social bookmarking sites

There are so many social book marking sites out there, so we understand how confusing it can be to ensure you choose the right one for you and your needs. So here is a breakdown of a couple of our favourites and how they can help you. Firstly we need to determine what a social bookmarking site is and what …

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