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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4 August 2008

New Bebo Friend Request from Gliese 581c

If you start receiving strange friend requests on Bebo in the year 2050, there may be more to them than meets the eye. That’s because 2050 is about the time that we can expect a reply from the planet Gliese 581c in response to messages Bebo is planning to beam to it this month. Though an intergalactic spam filter could …

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29 July 2008

Scrabulous vs Hasbro – The Second Coming

It looks like the Scrabulous vs copyright holders battle is about to rear it’s ugly head again – over 7 months after the argument first emerged. According to the BBC, American Scrabble copyright owners Hasbro have upped the stakes and are suing the makers of Scrabulous (Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla) for copyright infringement. Despite trying to act as mediators for …

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24 July 2008

Facebook Officially Most Visited Network in UK

According to the statistical wizards over at Hitwise, Facebook now receives almost 50% of all UK social networking site visits, showing massive growth this year compared with 2007. Growing a massive 172% compared to the same period in 2007, Facebook can now confirm what we have long known – they are the most popular social network in the UK. In …

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24 July 2008

Facebook’s little hidden message

Browsing Facebook yesterday I stumbled onto something I’d never seen before, a little hidden message at the bottom of my friends page… I would leave you a screenshot, but it might be more fun if you go and find out what it is for yourself…I will however leave a little picture of where to find it. Remember that you need …

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22 July 2008

Facebook redesign – So what’s new?

As you’ll doubtless know by now, Facebook are in the process of rolling out their new site design to the masses at the moment, and as you’d expect it’s being covered widely in the press. But I thought I’d do my own little missive anyway, looking at what has and hasn’t changed in more detail. NOTE: If you don’t see …

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18 July 2008

Facebook Relaunch Due… But When?

For the past few months, the people at Facebook have been slowly releasing more and more information about this summers profile redesign. As well as giving information to bloggers and brand advocates via secret preview events, they have been showing previews (and some scrapped ideas) of what the new pages will look like via the Facebook Profile Preview group. Despite …

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10 July 2008

Blog posts…What makes a good one?

It has become one of the most popular ways for people to express themselves and even for companies to get their words out online. The blogsphere is well and truly established and on a rampage. New blogs pop up everywhere and generally don’t last long. (I too am guilty of cluttering up cyberspace with deadspace) So I thought (with a …

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10 July 2008

Charities Not Keeping Up With Web 2.0

According to an article in yesterday’s Guardian newspaper, charities around the country are noting a shift in power from their own tightly-controlled organisations to unofficial brand advocates using social media to spread the word. Some charities are apparently struggling with this new grass-roots revolution, although organisations like JustGiving (subject to a very popular Facebook app) are now recognising the change …

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