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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27 August 2008

Scrabulous…dead

The beloved, if highly controversial, Facebook game, Scrabulous, is dead. This after users made the startling discovery over the weekend.  The only place in the world where Scrabulous is currently still available is India, but apparrently that will also not last for too much longer. The developers of the game, the Agarwalla brothers, have finally decided to shut down the …

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21 August 2008

Michael Phelps’ Facebook Popularity Soars

Record-breaking Olympian Michael Phelps might be over in China right now, but that hasn’t stopped Facebook users showing their love for him. As of this morning, his Facebook fan page had shot to the top of the rankings – second only to Barrack Obama at the moment, but set to overtake him any day now. With 1,258,316 fans and counting, …

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20 August 2008

Downing Street In Clever-Use-of-YouTube Shocker!

It looks like the back-room nerds at 10 Downing Street have finally woken up to the power of Social Media, and in particular YouTube. And even better than that, they’ve upset the opposition in the process! The current furore is surrounding a video response that Downing St have put up on their YouTube channel in response to the famous "Jeremy …

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20 August 2008

Bebo Spam On the Increase?

I doubt I’m alone in this, but would love to hear any feedback from other readers – has anyone else noticed the levels of spam or fake friend requests increasing on Bebo lately? I seem to have gone from nothing to around 2 or 3 fake requests per week, with no obvious reason for the increase. I wouldn’t consider myself …

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