15 September 2009

“InPrivate Filtering” another cool feature of IE 8

While you are browsing a web site it may be pulling active content from many other different third party sources and of course these contents have benefits and value for the user. It is important to remember that at the same time these active contents from third parties may have the potential to track your behavior across multiple websites. To …

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15 September 2009

Facebook adds status tagging – now live in UK

Anybody logging in to Facebook today will be greeted with a snazzy new functionality to play with – which might give you a little sense of de-ja-vu if you’re a Twitter user too… Yes, Facebook have upped the ante in their continued quest to compete with / get ahead of Twitter, by allowing users to tag friends in status updates, …

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15 September 2009

Twitter: Bots Be Warned?

According to Mashable, Twitter’s recently announced ‘new’ Terms of Service may mean the end of bots. Apparently, Ev and Biz want to keep things ‘human’ and an account could be subject to termination, “if your updates consist mainly of links, and not personal updates.” Humph! So, does that mean bye bye news media accounts? They’re 99.9% links and not personal, …

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11 September 2009

Tamar @ Twestival (including photos…!)

Regular readers will know that we like to support charity here at Tamar – our own TLC being just the tip of the iceberg – so it was no big surprise when we decided to sponsor this year’s London Twestival gathering, held in aid of the charity Childline. The party took place last night at Vinopolis in London, and if you’re a Twitter …

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11 September 2009

Firefox, the memory monster

I have been using Mozilla Firefox since early 2004, and I am only one of the hoardes of users complaining that it is getting slower and slower with every big release. Even though the Mozilla “release notes” states that they have fixed THE memory leak, it seems that fix opens a new leak somewhere else. I did a fair bit …

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11 September 2009

Our first Measurement Camp

Early on Thursday morning, myself and couple of Tamar colleagues were lucky enough to be invited to join the “Measurement Camp” gang at their monthly meet-up. I’ve known of Measurement Camp for a while now (including their most excellent Wiki) but this is the first time we’ve been able to attend (purely for timing reasons – it’s open to all …

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11 September 2009

Is Twitter more use to brands than Facebook?

Just over a year ago all the big brands were popping up on Facebook.  Creating games, competitions or other methods of engagement and then proudly showing how many fans they had gained. With Twitter becoming increasingly popular this year, I’m definitely leaning towards Twitter being more value to our clients when pushing a campaign. The more random people I follow …

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9 September 2009

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re an addict

Are you a single, college-educated, white male in your 30s? Do you spend approximately thirty hours a week on non-essential computer use? Do you sometimes hide your surfing? Do you go online to improve your mood? Do you find yourself craving more time on the internet, or feel restless when not online? In that case, you may well be an …

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9 September 2009

Deconstruct 09 – 04 September 2009

Deconstruct 09 is a grass-roots conference that aims to bring together some of the brightest minds in the digital industry from around the world. The focus for 2009 was the challenge of designing for tomorrow with ubiquitous computing, interface design, gaming and mobile. Here is a list of the keynote speakers that stood out to me and why. Adam Greenfield …

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