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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9 September 2009

How to get 400 million backlinks in only 3 years

If you are on the Internet these days, you will have seen the now famous social bookmarking icons, they weren’t so famous 3 years ago when AddThis started. If you have seen the buttons below, the chances are that a little piece of code from AddThis is responsible for the icons. What i did not realise was quite how popular …

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4 September 2009

Here come the teens… A teenager speaks

This week at Tamar we’ve been lucky enough to host a work experience person, in the shape of one Rachel Hosie. Rachel has been working with the Social Media team, helping us with some data gathering and doing some top-secret research. But one of the things that we spent some time looking at was the Morgan Stanley teenage report from …

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