20 June 2008

MySpace Calls in the Decorators to Beat Facebook

MySpace unveiled a new design this week, pipping rival Facebook to the post. Facebook have been publicising their profile redesign for almost 6 months now, but with very little fanfair, MySpace cleaned up their act (a bit) during that time and have launched the results this week. According to President Tom Anderson, the relaunch was brought about in order to …

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18 June 2008

LinkedIn gets the Cash-In

Networking site for professionals LinkedIn has stamped confidence in online industries today by attracting new investment to the tune of $53m. The business overall is valued at over $1bn. At an uncertain economic time, this is a reassuring statement that there is sustained confidence in online industries. Perhaps this is due to the fact that LinkedIn manages to monetise their …

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11 June 2008

Facebook IS Gone From Blackberrys

First of all, I should start by apologising for the slightly sensationalist headline to this entry. Last time I used a similar one, it seemed to get a lot of views, so I thought I should see if lightning really does strike twice. Anyway, where was I? Incidentally, I would normally add a courteous line break in here, but Typepad …

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11 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 9 – Dom Joly

The last celebrity for today’s session – following on from Rory Cellan-Jones and Leigh Francis earlier – is with TV funny-man Dom Joly. Dom is another of the celebrities we spoke to who has recently moved in to the world of Podcasting, with fellow comedian Danny Wallace on the Cobra Pubcast. Dom Joly Dom Joly is probably best known for …

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11 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 8 – Leigh Francis

After our great chat with BBC Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones earlier today, we now move on to a chat with the brilliant Leigh Francis – perhaps more well-known as TV’s Avid Merrion / Craig David / Mel B / Keith Lemon / The Bear to name but a few. Leigh Francis As the creator of the smash-hit Channel 4 show …

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11 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 7 – Rory Cellan-Jones

As we get in to the third day of our social media celebrity interviews, we step up a techy gear and talk to the BBC’s own Rory Cellan-Jones – Technology Correspondent and all-round technical guru. If anybody knows the power of social media, it’s going to be Rory… Rory Cellan-Jones Before moving in to his current role as Technology Correspondent, …

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10 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 6 – Jayson Sutcliffe

The final entry for today’s session is taking a sporty turn, following on from this morning’s interviews with Richard Herring and Alan Fletcher with a short interview with an Australian sporting hero – skating champion and movie-maker Jayson Sutcliffe, aka Rolaboi. Jayson Sutcliffe Championship skater Jayson Sutcliffe is a bit of a sporting celebrity downunder, with regular appearances on TV …

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10 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 5 – Richard Herring

Continuing day 2’s session, we follow this morning’s chat with Dr Karl / Alan Fletcher with a short interview with comedian, writer and ginger-obssessed * podcaster Richard Herring. As a weekly podcaster and daily blogger, Richard is obviously already well on the way to being a social media kingpin, so let’s see what he had to say in response to …

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10 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 4 – Alan Fletcher

Well, as we enter day 2 of our special "What celebrities think about social networking" sessions, we have three more sets of answers to share with you, and the good news is that we’re still getting more responses. First up today is actor and singer Alan Fletcher, aka ‘Neighbours’ Dr Karl Kennedy… Alan Fletcher Best know for playing Dr Karl …

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9 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 3 – Rand Fishkin

Following on from my previous Q&A’s with TV Star Gabby Logan and all-round-genius Danny Wallace, we’re moving on next to an internet-based celebrity. He may not be a TV or film star, but internet guru Rand Fishkin (aka Randfish) is very well known in Search and Social Media circles… Rand Fishkin Rand has been an internet user for over 15 …

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