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


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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18 August 2008

Canada Tops Facebook List – Global Users 117m

As regular readers will know, we keep a close eye on Facebook’s active user figures on a regular basis round here, to monitor the movers and losers in the world of Facebook. Well, whilst updating the figures this morning I noticed they’d taken quite a jump – the USA for instance has gone from reporting 28 million active users last …

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14 August 2008

Is Free Mobile Usage The Future?

In my capacity as Head of Social Media here at Tamar, I get to meet a lot of interesting people – some tell me things I already knew; some try to sell me their services; and some tell me about their products and why I should be selling them to our clients on their behalf. Yesterday saw a mix of …

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12 August 2008

Facebook she wrote

Alleged murderer Chad Khan has been on the run for two-and-a-half years. Khan is believed to have strangled his girlfriend Lauren Sleep (25) on the night of January 19 2006 in Pretoria, South Africa. She was strangled, presumably with a dishcloth, in Khan’s cottage. Kahn has managed to evade police who believe him to be hiding in Swaziland protected by …

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