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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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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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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