Category Archives: Social media & networks

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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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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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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Time for termination

MySpace announces ‘Mashup with Facebook’ collaboration | Technology | guardian.co.uk. Mobile phone networks have ‘termination’ charges, money that is paid by one network to another when a user calls outside of their own network. It’s about time the concept was … Continue reading

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Tired of free

Whilst I’m at it, I’m getting tired of free. Free papers line the tube, you can’t enter or exit a station without someone trying to offer you a literally worthless magazine and there’s something really freaky about looking down a … Continue reading

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Hope this is sorted out before I move to NYC

Some nice people at Diaspora are trying to make an alternative to Facebook. That might sound like trying to make an alternative to the sky, but I hope they succeed in their aims.  The idea is to make an open-source platform that … Continue reading

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