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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7 March 2008

Packrat Creators Honour SXSW Conference

It looks like the makers of Packrat are celebrating the start of the SXSW (South by South West) conference – March 7th to 16th in Texas, as they have added a new collection to the game this evening. Amongst the cards you can collect is: Internet blogger Dooce, aka Heather Armstrong. According to Wikipedia, Armstrong has written extensively and sometimes …

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6 March 2008

Social Media Mavens Getting Richer

I’m sure you’ll all have seen the stories in the news this morning announcing that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has made it on to this year’s Forbes Rich-list in position number 785. But who else from the world of Search and Social Media is on the list? Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page grab joint 5th place with a …

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29 February 2008

PackRat – Most Addictive Facebook Game So Far?

Over the past few weeks I have been ‘reviewing’ (aka. slowly getting addicted to) a number of new applications on Facebook, with my current favourite being Packrat. It’s one of those games that isn’t entirely obvious at first glance, but once you start playing you will struggle to get anything else done – at least if you’re a fan of …

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27 February 2008

Facebook due for a Facelift!

Facebook announced a year ago that they are working on a redesign of the members profile page, now the social networking site has unveiled previews of the new look. According to Facebook the profile redesigns will start rolling out in the next few weeks. The changes are a big step forward, in terms of the Facebook experience. According to Facebook …

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22 February 2008

Facebook Fatigue? That’s Sooo Last Month!

The boffins at Nielsen have put out a report showing that social networking use has seen a drop in user numbers for the first time in ages – and it’s getting picked up by a lot of major news outlets, including the Guardian, the Times, Telegraph, Forbes and even the Mirror. But are the numbers a good indication of the …

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