16 April 2008

New UK Laws to Outlaw Flogging

… Flogging of course being the term for Fake Blogging! New laws being introduced in the UK next month should see fake bloggers being penalised (or even arrested) for their actions, according to the IPA. The new regulations fall under the ‘Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations’ and extends the coverage from just traditional marketing to online. To outline it …

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16 April 2008

Facebook Lexicon Arrives

Those of you who are regular readers of our blogs – or indeed are long-time clients – will know how fond we are in the ‘Search and Social Media’ team of the Google Zeitgeist report, and indeed Google Trends. Well, now you can do a similar thing within Facebook, with the newly-launched Facebook Lexicon. The tool trawls about 6 months …

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15 April 2008

Centralising your social media!

When stepping back to take a look into the wild and rapidly developing world of social media, it’s soon pretty clear just how decentralised all our personal information has become.  Individual’s online presence have evolved into an intricate labyrinth of sites, all important in their own right, but fragmented nonetheless.  For example Luigi has all his photos on Flickr, videos …

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3 April 2008

Facebook chat coming soon?

According to the guys at AllFacebook.com, the launch of the much-hyped Facebook chat client could come this week. The clues to this imminent change? Apparently there are a number of javascript changes being implemented by Facebook, as well as a new TCP connection change to Facebook users that are logged in (don’t worry, they lost me at TCP as well…) …

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28 March 2008

Snickers vs Marmite – Who Has Most Facebook Fans?

Quit yo jibba jabba fools! Mr T is… losing! At least in the Facebook pages battle anyway. Snickers launched their first official Facebook page at the start of February, but so far they’ve only gained 5,000 fans. That’s not too shabby when you consider how many fans the average page used to get when the system first launched, but in …

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26 March 2008

Who Wants To See A Millionaire Anyway?

There have been a number of stories in the world press in the past 24 hours about a security breach of Facebook’s photo interface, that has been highlighted by a keen expert on his blog. The loophole allowed the expert to view supposedly private shots from Paris Hilton and Mark Zuckerberg amongst others, using an issue that has apparently been …

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24 March 2008

REM’s new album on Facebook

Got iLike? Get album! REM are to feature songs from their new album ‘Accelerate’ via Facebook using the iLike application. I suspect that they are targeting a more ‘mature’ audience than that of Bebo! There are also videos of the band as well. Check it out as it is available for your listening pleasure today ahead of the April 1 …

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19 March 2008

Is Real Life What Happens Between Emails?

A video has appeared on YouTube advertising the many (?) advantages of Twitter, narrated by a slightly annoyingly voiced man, using paper cut-outs. As far as I can tell from the "related videos", it seems to be one in a series of videos aimed at explaining things in plain English. But in my opinion, this only serves to highlight how …

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19 March 2008

Facebook tightens up privacy

There are a number of stories floating around about some new Facebook features being released at the moment – the two biggest ones being a new Instant Messaging platform and some heightened security features for photos. Like the new (much-touted) profiles layout, the IM platform hasn’t been released yet so I shall put off commenting on that for now, but …

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14 March 2008

What Will Become of Bebo Under AOL?

As you’ll have seen from the newspapers today and yesterday, AOL have just snapped up social networking site Bebo for the bargain price of $850 million. But what will become of Bebo under the helm of the internet giant that has a penchant for buying smaller companies? Let’s look at some of the other websites or companies AOL has bought …

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