22 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #10 Thinkprogress,

According to Wikipedia, the Thinkprogress website is “a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all.”.  It is funded and run by the Centre for American Progress, which is a liberal political policy research and advocacy organisation.   Checking the website for myself, I found blogs divided into categories …

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21 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #9 Boing Boing

It has been nearly 3 years since I have started reading Boing Boing and I am perfectly happy to watch a few more go by while I continue to read it.  I was forwarded a story that featured on the blog, and since then I have been pretty much hooked into the varied stories and insights offered on a daily …

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21 January 2009

Google cuts services

Even Google is not impervious to the current economic climate and last week we saw announcements that they were closing engineering offices in Texas, Norway and Sweden, are rationalising a range of free servicessuch as Google Video which will be superseded by YouTube, Jaiku – the twitter clone- which will be wrapped up in Google Apps, and other less popular …

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20 January 2009

CNN and Facebook – watching the world watch Obama

On a day with the occurance of such a significant world event, the inauguration of such a key new US President, it seems world news and social networks have combined to provide us with a brilliant tool to watch the events unfold, and keep up with your friends and the worlds thoughts at the same time. CNN and Facebook have …

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20 January 2009

Coming Soon… The 2nd Annual TLC Pub Quiz!

On March the 5th, at the George IV pub in Chiswick, we will once again be hosting a sensational pub quiz to raise money for the Tamar Lifeline Charity – and we'd LOVE you to be there! Those of you that came last year will be pleased to hear we'll be following a similar format – a tough, competitive but …

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20 January 2009

Windows Worm Numbers ‘Skyrocket’

Discovered in October last year, a malicious program known Conficker, Downadup, or Kido has already infected about 8.9 million machines according to the anti-virus firm F-Secure. Experts recon that the figure could be far bigger, and that all users will need to have an up-to-date anti-virus to avoid their machine’s from being infected. Users also need the Microsoft MS08-067 patch …

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20 January 2009

A digital inauguration for a digital President

The story of how Obama is determined to keep his BlackBerry while in office brought it home to me how isolated previous US Presidents have been from the 'real' world and how Obama really will be a different kind of President for the 21st century. I've already blogged on how Obama used digital, and especially social, media so efficiently in his campaign …

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19 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #8 A List Apart

In this post I will be reviewing the blog A List Apart, from my own perspective.  This is a blog mainly dedicated to the "people the make websites" and is filled to the brim with different stylesheets and little bits of information that will make the world of web design a little easier to grasp. Pro's: The A List is …

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16 January 2009

Let me count the ways….

I didn't make the full list of social media New Year's resolutions that I made last year (mainly because learnt from my lessons the year before…) but one of the things I have resolved to do is try and rationalise the ways in which I communicate.  Might sound odd for someone in the communication business but the media have multiplied out of all …

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16 January 2009

Tamar CT CSR 2009

After a highly successful CSR project in 2008, the CT office is gearing up and getting very excited about 2009.  The 2009 CSR will be Tamar's third successive project at Vuyani Primary School in Gugletu and we're very proud about our work and ongoing relationship with the school. To jog your memories, here is a picture taken in February 2007 …

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