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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4 July 2008

Babies = End of Your Social (Networking) Life?

As regular readers may notice, the Tamar Social Media blog has been a little quieter over the past three weeks. The reason behind this pre-summer lull isn’t that we’ve all gone on lovely hot holidays, it is mainly due to my wife and I having our first baby on the 14th of June (and my subsequent paternity leave). Wonderful news …

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20 June 2008

Citizen Journalism in China

The China Daily recently ran an interesting article in how new media helped during the Sichuan earth quake on the 12th May.  One example used was of Zhang Qi who lived near the epicentre of the earthquake.  Because of the damage done to the surrounding roads by the quake and land slides, rescuers were having trouble getting into her city …

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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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