Monthly Archives: February 2011

Save time with your horoscope

Apart from not reading it in the first place, of course, you could simply take a look at the ‘meta horoscope’ from information is beautiful. They’ve analysed 4000 horoscopes and discovered – amazingly – that they are all very similar. Few … Continue reading

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Google publishes facial recognition patent, could use social network photos – Computerworld Blogs

Google publishes facial recognition patent, could use social network photos – Computerworld Blogs. Combined with unmanned drones this really could help our faceless robot overlords take over.  I hope they are nice, not nasty like in all the films. I’m … Continue reading

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America – surprisingly old school for the new world

One thing that really surprises me in the US is just how dated some of the imagery and language is around here when it comes to women. There are numerous adverts on TV exhorting women to buy workouts such as the exciting … Continue reading

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Is social being gamed?

Jonathan Blow interview: Do you believe social games are evil? “Yes. Absolutely.” | PC Gamer. One question this interview throws up is: just what is social gaming? Social tends to mean something about society, companionship or communities. Gaming is a … Continue reading

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What is Facebook for, when it comes to brands?

Kind of interesting article at Survey: Facebook Strategy Should be About Deals Not Engagement | Social Commerce Today. It’s kind of interesting mainly because the research it’s built on appears pretty flaky. Essentially they asked the question ‘Why do you follow … Continue reading

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JR Hartley goes raving

I don’t usually like adverts much but this one makes me feel all warm inside – and really old. It’s an update of the JR Hartley Fly Fishing Yellow Pages ad. This time a Day V Lately is trying to … Continue reading

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It’s on: Google vs. Facebook

So Facebook makes its move onto Google’s turf – and it looks an attractive offer. They’ve just started down the road to carrying more relevant, local advertising. Combined with their phone application, they will be able to offer local and immediate … Continue reading

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