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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8 October 2008

Printing MySpace

MySpace are teaming up with Hewlett Packard to allow users to take online content off line. Profiles will sport buttons to allow you to print photos, comments and more with out leaving profile pages. The integration of HP Software into MySpace could help the social networking giant to gain more ground against  Facebook. The move is going to allow the …

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8 October 2008

Live Search Rolls on to Facebook

Just a little under a year after Microsoft bought a $240 million stake in Facebook, the effects of that deal are beginning to become evident. As has been predicted for a while now, today finally saw the roll-out of Microsoft Live search on Facebook, though (reportedly) only in the US at the moment… though I can definitely see it on …

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6 October 2008

When Celebrities DON’T Network! Andrew Collins

Regular readers of this blog will remember back in June we ran a series of short interviews with a selection of famous types about their use of Social Media – Dom Joly, Danny Wallace and Gabby Logan to name but three. One of the people we interviewed was comedian Richard Herring, who fans of his will know does a regular …

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6 October 2008

Facebook in the Queen’s English?

Most of you logging in to Facebook this morning will have been greeted by the following message, which probably confused you as much as it did me: It looks like Facebook is really ramping up it’s translation program, which is great news for all the people in the non-English speaking countries that are currently experiencing a Facebook boom (see this …

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1 October 2008

Henry is… updating his status in many places!

As regular readers will know, I’ve been a Facebook user for over 18 months now and still find time to update my status on a regular basis. Despite being of no real value to me, I like to keep my friends updated as to my whereabouts / activities, though in reality I spend more brain power trying to think of …

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29 September 2008

How is Facebook helping MI6?

Well, her Majesty’s secret service is using the world’s biggest social networking site to recruit agents, according to a story released earlier today. According to a Foreign Office spokesperson : "The open recruitment campaign continues to target wide pools of talent representative of British society today.  A number of channels are used to promote job opportunities in the organisation. Facebook …

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19 September 2008

The new Facebook – are you a lover or a fighter?

This week, across the Tamar office, I haven’t been able to ignore Henry enthusiastically stating his intention to start a Facebook group dedicated to the appreciation of the new Facebook design, which was made compulsory last week. For the previous month, it was possible to opt in or out of the new design, simply by adding ‘new’ into the URL. …

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19 September 2008

Bebo Launches Student TV Show – Rewards Fans

After their past successes, including Kate Modern, it looks like Bebo are set to launch a new internet-based TV show aimed at the UK. Their new series, ‘Meet the Freshers’, begins at the end of September (just in time for the start of a new University term) and seems to be set to get tongues wagging from the off. The …

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18 September 2008

The Importance of Social Insight in Times of Crisis

As we seem to be waking up to increasingly worse headlines every morning at the moment – Financial Meltdown this, Global Crisis that – it strikes me that monitoring mentions of your brand online (or Social Insight as I like to call it) is even more crucial than it has been previously. Whether you are a company that is struggling …

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