XYDO - The news social network
Its all about the news This is one of the newest tools on the block, and was launched in May 2011. It looks like the Web’s Social Network for News. In August they launched a daily, customizable news brief that goes to your inbox. You might question if it is a Social network at all? I suggest finding out what XYDO actually is by reading the very words of Eric Roach, CEO and Co-Founder of XYDO.com,...
According to Facebook, there is only four degrees...
bitshare: You may have heard this before, that there is only six degrees of separation between you and anyone else in the world. Meaning, the separation between myself and some random person would be six people connections in between. Read More
Hootsuite adds an App directory - Hoot Hoot!
Hootsuite have been working hard! They have created a HootSuite App Directory. This is a group of extensions and apps that HootSuite users can add to their dashboard. I have just installed and tested 3 of the apps. I am a heavy Hootsuite user, so it was nice to give these a whirl. I installed the YouTube, Tumblr and the Flickr app. Here is a short summary of what you can do with some...
The Death of the Google Sidewiki.
“Rest in peace, we did not know ye well”. We are now very close to the death of the Google Sidewiki. While it was alive, and at its prime, it frightened many, and caused a lot of debate. The Google Sidewiki was a browser sidebar that would allow you to contribute and read information alongside any web page, well, almost any. However, many did not know anything about it, and a lot of...
The first ever European Internet Week in London...
This event was held in London 7-11th November 2011. The venue was the Hospital Club h.q, 24 Endell Street, City of London, WC2H 9HQ. I was lucky enough to have been invited as a guest of Linkedin to attend the Official Internet Week Europe Opening Cocktails. Yahoo! and the Hospital Club hosted the Official Internet Week Opening Reception, which was held at the Hospital Club, November 07,...
Another new Social Network - From Microsoft!
One for the future - ‘Socl. Another new major Social media network is coming, fast on the heels of Google+. Look who is responsible this time, Microsoft! Microsoft is building a Secret Social Network, Called ‘Socl’. Well, that is the name for now. Maybe “Microsoft Plus” would be easier to say? A stream of status updates runs down the middle of the page, flanked by categories on the left and...
A bad sign: Google Plus referral traffic continues...
bitshare: Has anyone that has been using Google Plus feel like their circle/friend stream and site interactions has gone down a bit? I can’t quantify the “feeling” I have other than noticing my posts on Google Plus seem to get less and less action. I know I don’t post ground breaking stuff, but it’s not that bad where I’ve seen such a continual drop off of interaction. Read More
Yet another Google+ vs. Facebook Infographic!
This new infographic focuses on the differences between the platforms when it comes to privacy and security. My feeling is that Google+ wins, but mainly becuase they are the most recent player on the scene. Infographic by Veracode Application Security. http://www.laweekly.com/microsites/google-facebook-privacy-security/
Creating apps has never been this easy
bitshare: Creating an app for a mobile device might seem like a daunting task. Trust me I have researched it and it is. There is a lot more than just the creation of the app, as that is just one part of it. However, actually coding the app and creating it just got a lot easier with Codify. Read More
Featured to follow; Reputation Rhino
This week, I want to recommend the Twitter account by Reputation Rhino. They are based in the USA & Europe. They are an online reputation management solution company. They focus on how to build, monitor & repair reputation. They offer tips, tricks and industry news about ORM, social media & privacy. One of their recent tweets was about Using publishing as a reputation management...
A look back at the "Beyond the Hype" Social Media...
The Beyond the hype event took place in central London on October 26th 2011. The event was well attended, and I had the privilege to be one of the speakers. As the title states, the event looked deeper at the topic of how to cut past the banter that surrounds Social Media and to try to address some key topics like the value of a fan and ROI, and how to integrate Social Media with other...
Facebook explains security and adds Trusted...
bitshare: Facebook is introducing a new feature in a few weeks to try to make gaining access to your account easier when you are locked out by adding “Trusted Friends”. With the new feature, you can provide codes to trusted friends, so if your locked out, they can help you get back in. Read More
How do Architects use Twitter?
Pauley Creative, a digital marketing agency for the construction industry, produced an infographic based on the results of a survey asking Architects how they used Twitter and what for. via