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Monday, September 22, 2014

Snapchat Moves In To Sport With New Hire

Snapchats latest hire is  Eric Toda, Nike’s global director of digital. It seems they are looking to tie up partnerships with the sporting world. There is an interesting analysis on a post from Techcunch that explains the interest… Snapchat might be the perfect social app for sports, because both are inherently ephemeral. When you talk about
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Friday, September 19, 2014 | Be first to comment

Its #Fail As Scottish Sun Asks Twitter to Fill In It’s Front Page

Voting is under way in the referendum to decide if Scotland should stay in the UK or become independent. The Scottish Sun asked it’s readers, via Twitter,  to fill in it front page… Now we want you to fill in the blank with your message for the nation and Tweet us @ScottishSun #MyMessagetoScotland pic.twitter.com/bGq2vQ8154 — The
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Be first to comment

Twitter To Introduce News Feed-Style Algorithm?

It has been lamented for quite some time that the organic reach on Facebook has reduced to almost nothing. It’s shrunk so much that ‘pay to play’ is the only way to go. According to a recent Guardian article, Twitter may be following suit… Marketers have been complaining for some time that organic reach no
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Be first to comment

Facebook’s Real Name Policy Upsets Drag Queens Everywhere

Policy and culture often clash, as shown recently when Facebook declared ‘real names only’ to be used on the site. There are many groups and subcultures who use another name for their self expression. The reasons are varied, such as privacy and self protection. Drag Queens voiced their opinions loudly when a Facebook algorithm detected
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Be first to comment

How Brands Failed At Remembering 9/11

The thing about cashing in on a Twitter trend is that your brand or product should somehow be related. So when it comes to remember 9/11 and those that died, how far should a brand go? In fact, should a brand be tweeting at all? Most savvy social media managers would hesitate before hitting the tweet
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Friday, September 12, 2014 | Be first to comment

Apple’s Live Stream Fail Is Denny’s Diner Win

If you were attempting to watch the Apple presentation yesterday via live stream then I bet you spent time shouting at the screen. It seems there were major problems with the live broadcast. According to Mashable… The biggest tech company in the world couldn’t seem to get it together long enough to get the live
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Be first to comment

Serendip Music Discovery Service To Shut Down

Serendip, the music discovery service founded in 2011, is due to close this month (September 22nd). I wrote about it back in 2012. It seems that generating an income was a lot harder than first thought. This is from GigaOm, Social music startup Serendip is shutting down Serendip used social networks to compile personalized playlists based
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Be first to comment

‘Joy Of Tech’ Details Apple Event Essentials

Unless you’ve been hiding, you will know that Apple has a big event coming up. Tomorrow (9th September), Apple should be detailing new products. Speculation is new iPhones, watches and possibly software. Apple fan boys and girls everywhere will be hitting refresh regularly on their favourite tech sites, Joy Of Tech pretty much sums it
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Monday, September 8, 2014 | Be first to comment

Facebook Releases Privacy Checkup Tool

What was only available to a few will now be released to all Facebook users, all 1.3 billion of them. Possibly they have realised the privacy settings have become too complicated over time or as Re/Code put it, “…after 10-plus years of encouraging users to connect and share with as many friends as possible, the company is now
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Friday, September 5, 2014 | Be first to comment

Twitpic Shutting Down Due To Twitter Demand

The popular image and video sharing site Twitpic, founded in 2008 by Noah Everett, will be shutting down on September 25. The problem is a trademark dispute with Twitter. Noah posted about the closure on the Twitpic blog… A few weeks ago Twitter contacted our legal demanding that we abandon our trademark application or risk losing access to
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Friday, September 5, 2014 | Be first to comment