9 February 2010

Twitter and Facebook in Google’s crosshairs

Things have changed in the online world over the past two years. Normally Google has been the company that has made the waves and innovations, but when it comes to social media the company has really struggled to implement some solid strategies and match the success that they obtained in the search department. So far Google have appeared to sit …

Continue Reading
8 February 2010

Facebook dominates UK mobile internet use

And when I say dominates… I do mean dominates. Data from a survey by GMSA has revealed that Facebook accounts for nearly half of all the time people in the UK spend online using their phones. Mobile phone users in the UK spent around 2.2 billion minutes browsing the social network – in December 2009 alone. The closest contender for …

Continue Reading
5 February 2010

Facebook – 6 years of social

In the last 10 years the internet has changed our lives drastically and become an integral part of our modern living. Those, like us, who work online know this all too well. An area of the online world that has exploded over the past year or three is social media. And leading the charge is none other than the six …

Continue Reading
5 February 2010

IE6 grinding to a slow stop

Google has stated that they will suspend support for Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) on its Gmail and Calendar services from 1 March 2010. This comes after Google admitted hackers had breached their network, and stolen information. Google is not the first or last institution to adopt the policy of getting rid of IE6. Germany and France have already stated they …

Continue Reading
3 February 2010

Augmented Reality is here – some good apps to try

I really like augmented reality. What is augmented reality? Well I’ll let Wiki define it here. If you don’t like that explanation, let me try to put it in my words; it’s a term coined up by somebody, used to describe any technology that superimposes digital information and graphics over the real world. If you still don’t get it, well …

Continue Reading
3 February 2010

Three tips to make your life easier – thanks to Google

Tip #1 – Track your RSS feeds in Google Analytics It is now possible to track clicks from your Feedburner to your website within Google Analytics. Working in a similar way as URL tagging, you can see how many people click through to your site from the content of your published feeds. Seeing as Feedburner already tracks how many subscribers, …

Continue Reading
3 February 2010

Social media spending on the up, according to IAB

As a member of the IAB social media council, I was lucky to get a sneak-peak at the findings of their survey of UK marketeers on the subject of social media in 2010. As the results are now un-embargoed, I can give you a few of them here. There’s some very interesting findings, with the headline results including: Social marketing …

Continue Reading
3 February 2010

Privacy isn’t just for ‘old people’

At last week’s social media uber-gathering during the Davos World Economic Forum, LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman said, “All these concerns about privacy tend to be old people issues.” As you can see from my other posts on tamar.com, I’m a bit obsessed about privacy and being placed in the ‘old’ camp didn’t sit too well with me at first (my age …

Continue Reading
2 February 2010

Social Networking spam on the increase

Have you noticed an increase of spam on Facebook recently? Spam is not a new problem on social networks but recently it seems that it has increased on Facebook. We know the problems that Twitter faces with spam bots and trend spam . Anyone with a Twitter account has been followed by @dirtypics or an equally spammy account inviting you …

Continue Reading