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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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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