Category Archives: People and that

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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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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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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Like Facebook?

I don’t much. Some people think that’s a bit weird because I’m meant to be a social media person at work. You don’t need to like sheep to be a vet though, do you? In fact, if you were a … Continue reading

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Friends are rubbish

For the last few years you couldn’t move in the ever exciting world of media, marketing or advertising without some social media cheerleader telling you that experts are dead, it’s all about friend recommendation. Well it looks like we’ve taken … Continue reading

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Trend spotting 2011

From Lad to 4D man: The ever-changing face of modern masculinity | Life and style | The Guardian. The new trend for male magazines and all things male is that men are men. Not any type of man in particular … Continue reading

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Mind my externalities

Read a free newspaper, finish it and chuck it on the floor of the tube carriage. Open a sandwich, eat it and leave the wrapper on the seat when you go. Or, as someone reading an impeccably right wing, mad … Continue reading

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