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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5 September 2008

Tweets please!

OK — so you are wondering what this thing called Twitter is. Even those who have heard of it are not all together sure what the point is, so I am going to go through the basics of the what, the why and the how. WHAT Twitter is essentially a micro-blog. You connect with other (friends, family, strangers) around the …

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3 September 2008

My Facebook Wishlist – AKA My Top 8 Gripes!

As regular readers will attest, I’m a big fan of Facebook and have been for a long time. But that doesn’t mean I can’t see it’s flaws – and I’ve been told there are many. I can however only speak for myself, so I’ve put together my Top 8 list of Things I’d like to see Facebook improving / fixing …

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28 August 2008

Facebook – The Movie?

Does this come as a surprise? Maybe, but it shouldn’t. It just proves that the power of social media should never be underestimated. According to the website guardian.co.uk Hollywood writer-producer Aaron Sorkin, known for his movies A Few Good Men, The American President, Malice and Charlie Wilson’s War, has just agreed to write a film about the creation of Facebook …

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