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Monday, 31 December 2012

The New Year is coming!

You have probably made your plans and attempted to organise the best party of all time, but you still may have some doubts about what to do when the clock strikes 12.

Perhaps you can't choose between drinking and celebrating as the new year begins or sending best wishes and trying to be the first to do so. The latter will be more difficult as phone lines are likely to be busy at this time.

Well, don't worry as Facebook has come up with a new feature, that will allow you to celebrate without any worries.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Can You Guess Instragram's Most Popular Photo Location

If I were to ask you what location is the most popular on Instagram, then you would probably guess that one of the world's greatest monuments is the most shared on the network. But step aside the Great Wall of China, The Colosseum and The Statue of Liberty, because Instagram users prefer to share their snaps of Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.

In fact the popular sites mentioned above didn't even make the top 10 and their majesty has been overlooked in favour of airports and sports stadia. For me, this is the biggest problem with Instagram! People will share anything, there is no filter for what is actually worth sharing and what is simply a part of their mundane daily lives.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Snoop Dogg, Twitter and an NBA Team

The title of this article might sound like the punchline to a bad joke, but the combination of these 3 entities recently proved the power and influence of social media. Sports and social media often go hand in hand, with  fans participating in real time interaction during events and this predominantly takes place on Twitter. But have you heard of a social network altering the fortunes of a team? Well that's where Snoop Dogg comes in...

Thursday, 20 December 2012

A 2012 Review from Facebook!

In the past few days, a new feature appeared on your personal Facebook page. To say Goodbye to 2012, Facebook will let you look back at your 20 biggest moments from it.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Trolling: Why people do it?

The horrific shooting that took place recently in Newtown, Connecticut has evoked a lot of discussion online as expected.  As I delved deeper into online forums and discussions, I began to slowly notice some unnecessary and disturbing behaviour. Find below just one of the few I came across:

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Too Much Information - Social Media Over-sharing

Social networks are an excellent tool to maintain our relationships with others, keep up to date with what's going on their life and share what is going on with ours. But some people don't really know where to draw the line, posting tweets/posts by the hour. Getting a promotion at work, for example, is share worthy news, which many “friends” would be happy to see. But they don't need a moment by moment breakdown of your day.

Monday, 17 December 2012

The future of online video advertising in 2013

In a period of economic crisis, and especially in the Advertising industry, online video advertising keeps growing and it looks it will perform well next year. The online publication VentureBeat has an interesting series of predictions for 2013, which point to where the online video advertising will be heading to.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Internet Download Speed by Country

Using a combination of data from Google and information obtained via Net Index, we have created a number of charts depicting file download speed by country and transformed these into the infographic you can see below.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Apple Maps is 'Life Threatening'

We all know that Apple Maps has hardly been a success, but there has been an incident in which it has even been life threatening! In Victoria, Australia, the police issued a warning statement last Sunday. They warned that drivers planning a trip to the city Mildura should not rely on Apple Maps, which comes standard with the company’s iPhone 5 and tablet devices.

In the statement, the police state that Apple’s navigation system places Mildura 43.5 miles (70 kilometers) away from its actual location and in the middle of a national park. This fault has led six people to travel into the wilderness, in blazing hot temperatures and have to wait for the police to rescue them. One man was even stranded for 24 hours in temperatures up to 46C. According to the police statement the situation has become 'potentially life threatening' because the park has no water supply and it can be extremely hot in that area. A police inspector told ABS news that 'if it was a 45-degree day, someone could actually die.'

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Who is in your network on Google+?

On 29th of November I had the opportunity to attend at a seminar on SEO at Search London. On that occasion, I met two great connoisseurs of that field, Richard Baxter and Lee Smallwood and they talked of their expectations for SEO in 2013. Amongst other things, the Nod3x program caught my attention.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Internet virgins

Imagine a world with no internet, no likes, pokes or shares, no online shopping or browsing for the latest news online. Well, for some people this is very much a reality. The Office for National Statistics have recently released some interesting information, which states that 7.63 million of adults have not once used the internet. These internet virgins represent 15% of the population. Furthermore, similar research in the field has indicated that an additional 9 million don't have the basic knowledge needed to log onto the internet, make online purchases, watch a video or even send an email. Out of those, men were more prone to be web literate than women (87% as oppose to 83%). 

Monday, 10 December 2012

A Christmas present from Twitter

The web is whispering that Twitter is about to launch its own photo filters before the end of the year. If sources are correct, that means in just 3 weeks from today. The best part is that is appear that the social network's founder, Jack Dorsey, and his employees are testing the new features.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Would Internet voting democratise countries even further?

The internet has incredible potential, which is still largely unknown. I connect to the Internet for a multitude of purposes, such as when I want to listen to music, watch movies, buy clothes, talk with friends or simply share my interests. So this begs the question, why can’t I vote online?

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Protect Your iPad Or iPhone - Make It A Chameleon

This app could help you protect your phone from theft, but it might also make it harder to find... 

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The internet – no longer a luxury, but a basic human right

According to a recent survey, 83% of internet users across 20 countries consider the internet to be a necessity in their daily lives and is heralded as a tool which facilitates free speech. The majority of participants strongly believe it can make the world a better place, reduce child mortality, bring an end to extreme poverty and can stop all together child and female trafficking. However, the biggest role the internet has to play in users lives is in the realm of education, with 98% claiming it had a part in shaping their knowledge and education.