5 June 2008

Choosing Web 2.0 Baby Names

As regular readers may know, I will shortly be extending my social network by a very significant extra body, with the birth of my first child at the end of June. As somebody new to the whole process, I am struck by how difficult it is to choose a suitable name for my unborn progeny. But it occured to me …

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2 June 2008

Facebook Reacts Firmly To Rival Network

There is a lot of controversy swirling round the blogosphere at the moment after a move by Facebook to stop users from mentioning rival social ‘network’ Wadja anywhere on the site. What most of people reporting on this issue fail to remember is that Wadja and rival network Yuwie have been the subject of massive amounts of user spam on …

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2 June 2008

YouTube or WhoTube?

It seems like over the weekend a very small (but not insignificant) change has happened to our good ol’ pal YouTube. Until now, videos on YouTube have carried the logo of the video streaming colossus in the corner, whether they be on the providers site or imported to other sites, whether private, independant, or just pulled into a MySpace profile …

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2 June 2008

Facebook Growth Predictions

I was taking a look at my Facebook ‘Active User’ stats this morning, as you do, and I wondered where we might get to by the start of 2009 if current growth rate continues? So, I added some trendlines (with my limited Excel knowledge!) and projected off to the end of the year, and below is the result. If everything …

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1 June 2008

Facebook calls last orders on the underground

Boris Johnson’s first act as Mayor of London was to announce that as of 1st June, drinking would no longer be allowed on the London Underground. Whilst this measure is largely approved by most, as boisterous football fans fuelled by Stella are pretty much the only thing that can be heard above your ipod whilst nodding off on the tube …

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27 May 2008

Facebook in the clink

Social networking has officially reached all corners of society. Not even young Robert “Rug” Abrams lets prison stand in the way of him updating his Facebook profile. Armed robber “Rug”, at the age of 21 flirts, updates his status and brags of his illicit goings on in prison. Even finding a way to upload a new profile picture, boasting a …

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27 May 2008

Facebook Allows Mini-Feed Importing

I noticed something new when I logged in to Facebook this morning – a little "import" button at the top of my mini-feed on my profile. It’s actually quite unusual that I even spotted it, as I (like the majority of people I would imagine) very rarely actually look at my own profile, preferring instead to navigate Facebook from the …

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24 May 2008

Facebook IS Not Gone Yet – On Blackberry Anyway

I don’t know if anyone else who has the application has noticed this too, but what happened to RIM’s promise to get rid of the enforced “is” from Facebook status updates? I received an email from RIM a few weeks back prompting me to download an update to the “Facebook for Blackberry” application, with the only “new feature” listed being …

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22 May 2008

Blogging in Strange Places

As I mentioned yesterday, the release of the Typepad for Blackberry application means I now have the ability to blog from pretty much anywhere I like. As if to demomstrate the wonderful freedom of this, I am writing this entry from the District Line on London’s Underground, on my way in to our offices. But it got me thinking – …

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