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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11 September 2008

New Facebook Profiles Permanent… Maybe

So today was apparently going to be the day when all Facebook users would be forced to switch to the new layout, and the change was going to be made obvious by the removal of the "Switch back to the old Facebook" bar at the top. But said bar seems to have reappeared. What gives? Have the members of "1,000,000 …

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11 September 2008

Online operating system, social media mogul? You better believe it.

Facebook’s brand new applications bar reminds us of something? A device for world domination, maybe, a handy shortcut to the hoards of applications we all love and cherish, perhaps, but most of all, look at your Windows taskbar, bingo! This pretty obivious observation was hit home even more when Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, suggested that Facebook is aiming to become …

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8 September 2008

Google Crawling Public Facebook Groups

According to the guys over at AllFacebook, Facebook have now granted Google access to Facebook groups and events, extending the search engine’s reach in to the previously login-only site. Whilst individual users profiles are still safely hidden (no need to start any protest groups quite yet!), groups and events that are set as "public" will now turn up in relevant …

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5 September 2008

Facebook’s 100M users – absolute, or active?

We all know that Facebook has experienced unbelieveable growth over the last 12 months – and have for the first time (at least as far back as I can remember), been shouting about it themselves. As well as the ad that appeared next to my news feed (right), they also have been  broadcasting last weeks count of 100 milllion Facebook …

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