5 February 2013

Is Facebook’s rumoured location-tracking app a good idea?

We already know that Facebook has access to a whole load of data about you and your friends – rumour has it the social media giant is now looking into (silently) tracking your location with a new smartphone app. The unnamed app in-the-making will keep tabs on your real-time location as well as alert you when friends are nearby. What’s …

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4 February 2013

Superbowl – The effect for Twitter and Brands

We weren’t just looking for sporting wins in yesterday’s 2013 Super Bowl! Our eyes were on Twitter. The 2012 Super Bowl created an average of over 10,000 tweets per second and peaked at an outstanding 12,000 tweets per second. So we wanted to see if this year’s Super Bowl could break any more records. Odds-makers were expecting 17,000 tweets per …

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31 January 2013

The Tamar Team’s Twitter Take-over!

There’s nothing wrong with encouraging a bit of enjoyable competitiveness, which is why every day until next Friday 8th February (weekends not included), a member of the Tamar team is given the exciting challenge of taking absolute full control of the Tamar Twitter account for 24 hours! With Twitter being the fastest growing Social platform on the planet, we figured …

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31 January 2013

Twitter – Fastest growing Social Platform on the planet

Twitter’s number of active users grew 40% from Q2 to Q4 of 2012 – according to ‘Global Web Index’ this is equal to 288 million active users. (Active users are defined as those who have used or contributed to Twitter in the past month). Excitingly, 21% of the worldwide internet population uses Twitter on a monthly basis. However, only 51% …

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25 January 2013

Twitter introduces Vine

Twitter enables you to share your thoughts, your feelings, your opinions, your edited-photos and now your videos. Well – provided they’re 6 seconds! Twitter has just introduced ‘Vine’, a service that allows you to create and share looping videos. For the moment, the service is only available on iOS. You can not only share the video on Twitter with a …

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25 January 2013

Analyse, see and do more with Wolfram|Alpha’s Personal Analytics for Facebook

Computational knowledge engine, Wolfram|Alpha has access to a plethora of real-world data and can now combine that data with your Facebook profile to tell you interesting things you might not otherwise know – thanks to the latest upgrade of ‘Personal Analytics for Facebook’ report generator. ­A user’s Facebook history is a goldmine of rich data and Wolfram|Alpha is using its …

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21 January 2013

TWIST- The Week In Social/Search from Tamar 14th-18th January 2013

We published three blogs in the last seven days. If you didn’t get a chance to read them, then you can check them out now: 1. Google Cracks Down on Authorship – Google could soon introduce Author rank in to their algorithm – in a move to reward credible sources …Find out the benefits and more about what it would mean. 2. Facebook’s …

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17 January 2013

Facebook ‘Graph Search’ – Significance to SEO

As discussed in yesterday’s post, Facebook revealed ‘Graph Search’ – an intuitive internal search engine. In its simplistic form, ‘Graph Search’ allows users to search through Facebook, returning results on anything from friend’s recommendations on restaurants to photos of co-workers. The search takes full advantage of the information it receives from check-ins and activities from its users, giving it a …

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