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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Harsher Penalties For Convicted UK Internet trolls

Life will be getting tougher for Internet trolls if new plans go into effect. The UK justice secretary,  Chris Grayling,  plans changes that would mean that those who spread “venom” on social media could be jailed for up to two years. From Internet trolls face four times longer in jail, Chris Grayling pledges Grayling, who spoke of a
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Be first to comment

New Flickr And Tumblr Apps Released In Time For Yosemite

According to reports on Engadget, Flickr and Tumblr have release new versions of the their apps. Just in time for the latest version of Apple’s OSX – Yosemite. From Flickr chooses a great time to launch its iPad app Apple has chosen to focus on the iPad’s camera abilities with the upcoming Air 2 (we wish they
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Monday, October 20, 2014 | Be first to comment

How Top Instagramers Reap The Rewards

Top Instagramers can take advantage of their large following, as I’ve mention before – here and here. The New York Times has a feature where they  look in to ‘pictures for products’ and quite often services. It’s not always about money… These were deals made in exchange for posts on Instagram, where a thriving economy has emerged
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Friday, October 17, 2014 | Be first to comment

Facebook Safety Check – A Public Service For Natural Disasters

The Next Web is reporting that Facebook aims to add a user ‘safety check’ feature for disasters. The tool will be available on the Web, iOS, Android and feature phones. When the user is deemed inside an affected area, Facebook will send an alert or push notification asking whether they’re okay. From the Safety Check
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Be first to comment

20th anniversary Of The Blog – Thanks Dave Winer

A news story from Sunday that slipped past, it really shouldn’t of done. As we speak reverentially of Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the web, we should also do the same for Dave Winer, creator of blogging. From the Guardian, Happy 20th anniversary to Dave Winer – inventor of the blog Twenty years ago this week, a
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Be first to comment

The Snapchat Hack: What You Need To Know

You may of read in the last few days that hundreds of thousands of images taken by users of Snapchat have been released. An unknown hacker made available 13Gb of images supposedly collected from the site or app. It is believed that only a small portion of the download file actually contains any nude images. So what
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Monday, October 13, 2014 | Be first to comment

Yahoo’s Bold Plan To Turn Tumblr In To YouTube

Pando Daily is reporting that Marissa Mayer, head of Yahoo, is looking to turn Tumblr in to a money maker by focussing on video. On paper it makes sense but in practice? The Pando report doubts it would work… In short, teens love Tumblr. Some reports estimate that 61 percent of them are on it. They also
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Friday, October 10, 2014 | Be first to comment

3 Guides For Getting Started With Ello

Once ‘how to’ guides start appearing, you can be fairly sure that a social media site is getting more than noticed. Ello has been in the news quite a lot lately and that has generated plenty of interest. Enough interest that there are now many ‘how to’ guides for the new social network. While these
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Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Be first to comment

Facebook Completes WhatsApp Deal For $19 Billion

Facebook has completed the purchase of WhatsApp for $19 Billion after clearing initial opposition by the EU. Venture Beat reports that… According to a public filing with the SEC, WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum will continue to serve as the company’s chief executive, “will receive an annual base salary of $1,” and “will not be eligible for
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Be first to comment

Great Guide On Using Pinterest Promoted Pins

Pinterest in now offering ‘Promoted Pins’, a new feature that’s currently in beta and only available to certain business account holders in the United States. Promoted pin’s are basically paid adverts, it costs the advertiser when someone clicks and  goes to the corresponding web page. Social Media Examiner has published a guide on using the new
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | Be first to comment