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Monday, 30 December 2013

How Much Do The Top Tech Companies Make Per Second?

We recognise that they are among the biggest companies on the planet, but it is genuinely shocking how much technology giants such as Amazon and Apple make per second. As you can see below Amazon make a staggering $1966 per second, which equates to £117,960 per hour!

Friday, 20 December 2013

A Post That Doesn't Mention the C-Word

Right, it's nearing the end of December and everyone's really excited about a particular holiday. I'm not. It's not just that I'm a curmudgeon (which I am), but it's really a lot of effort, particularly when there are no small children in my family who actually get excited about it. Anyway, this post is not going to be related to that Christian festival. 

Monday, 9 December 2013

Stephen King Gains 30,000 Twitter Followers in Just 3 minutes

Despite gaining 10,000 followers per minute immediately after joining Twitter, Stephen Kings first few tweets on the site have been underwhelming so far! The acclaimed author suffered from 'Tweeter's block' during his first days on the site, but I'm sure more interesting tweets are set to come and he has already begun interacting with fans on the social media site.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Tom Daley's an Inspiration, Nelson Mandela was a Great Man and Other Social Media Bandwagons

Although my blog posts are normally packed to the gills with whimsy, nonsense and the kind of halfhearted efforts that come with Friday afternoon fatigue, today I'm taking a different tack: a good old fashioned rant. 

Monday, 2 December 2013

Social Media Fails to Drive Black Friday Sales

On Friday we discussed the UK invasion of the Black Friday Sale and highlighted Amazon's use of Twitter to drive their sales. Constantly updating their Twitter feed with their latest offers and informing their vast following of deals was bound to work right?

Friday, 29 November 2013

Black Friday Fever Grips UK Internet Shoppers and Social Media Users

Another great American tradition has managed to sneak its way over the UK, with retailers using it as an excuse to offer heavy discounts and drive sales on the final payday before Christmas. Unsurprisingly this has proven to be a success with many consumers lapping up the deals and bragging about them on social media, myself included.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Google's In-House Games Developer Has the Best Job Ever

Although my dreams of becoming a stock photo model are well-known around the office, it has occurred to me that there may be an even better job than running around an athletics track in business garb. That honour goes to whoever dreams up the interactive Google Doodles.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Goodbye good team!

Today I want to say thanks to everyone who has worked with me here at Accuracast and give them a special Goodbye!

Friday, 15 November 2013

The Content Marketing Show - Slides, Swearing and a Humbling Level of Insight

So, having been a part of the AccuraCast team for almost half a year (oh how time flies!), last week I embarked on my first company outing. The destination? The Content Marketing Show!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

One of the Most Popular Videos on YouTube.

Let's cut the week in half with a nice, soft topic.

This video is one of the most viewed in the last two days across YouTube.
It has received 5,388,382 views, 38,290 likes, 1,207 dislikes and 9,946 comments in only two days (at the time of writing).

Friday, 1 November 2013

Dell Causes a Big Stink

This is an LG which, as far as i'm aware, don't smell of wee or poo.
Some time ago I wrote a piece about the Internet's preoccupation with cats. Whilst the power of cats as a tool for internet virality is undisputed, a tech company recently fell foul of one of the less desirable aspects of the domestic feline: the smell of their urine.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Emotional or scared baby?

Uploaded only 14 days ago, this video showing a baby crying while listening her mom singing has got 11,910,208 views on YouTube.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Samsung scoops the prize for most accurate touch screens.

In news that may surprise some iPhone users, Samsung's devices were the clear winners when Finnish firm OptoFidelty pitted the two brands against each other in a battle for the most accurate mobile touch screen title. Using a device called the Touch Panel Performance Tester (geek for robot finger) OptoFidelty touched every single point on each devices screen and gave each coordinate a pass or a fail mark. To gain a pass, the device must register a touch within 1mm of the actual location of the performance testers robot finger.
OptoFidelty performed accuracy measurements by tapping the phones across the screen and comparing the touch position with reported coordinates.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Study Shows Drop in Facebook's Popularity

A recent survey has shown that Facebook's popularity has fallen dramatically among teens, with Twitter cited as the main reason for this. In Piper Jaffray's most recent version of the "Taking Stock with Teens" research project, only 23% of respondents stated that Facebook was the most important social media site and this represents a 42% decline on the previous year.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Big tablet & Dizzee Rascal; the recipe to beat Apple?

If you were around Trafalgar Square yesterday you may well have noticed a bleedin' great publicity stunt involving everyone's favourite mainstream "grime" artist and a bunch of school kids.  And a massive tablet, obviously.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Which Country Has the Most Digital Natives?

Unsurprisingly China, the USA and India make up the top 3 nations with digital natives, which are defined as 15-24 year olds who've used the internet for at least 5 years. However there are some surprising results in the top 10, such as Vietnam and Mexico's inclusion and the relatively low number of digital natives in Russia and Japan. 

Friday, 18 October 2013

Unlock Your Bike With Your Smartphone

If you've ever suffered the pain of losing the key to your bike lock, then you'll be happy to hear that a lock that is unlocked via smartphone is in development. This is another small step in the development of a contactless society, but given the current battery life of today's top smartphones it doesn't seem that they've thought about the eventuality of your phone dying before you've unlocked your bike! Check out the video below for more info:

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Find your new world record!

The project was created in 2004 by Dan Rollman and his friends, launched in 2008 with headquarters in New York and renamed in 2011. Now known as RecordSetter, it is a platform that hosts people's world records. Directly in competition with The Guinness World Records based in London, it is easy to use and great for exposure.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Calling All Superhero Fans! Who's Most Popular on Social Media

With all the superhero movies to hit our screens in the recent past and a few more set for release, it is no surprise that this is a hot topic on social media. Synthesio have created the below infographic on the social popularity of superheroes and villains, are you surprised by the results? Let us know in the comments below

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Facebook Vs. Twitter: The Battle Continues

Today Twitter bosses launched an attack on the social networks main rival, Facebook, by stating that all the company is interested in doing is to "dominate, destroy and break things." The Twitter boss responsible for this outburst was head of media Chole Sladden, who went on to describe how she believes that Twitter is far better at creating a "shared experience" and satisfying the "basic human need to connect" when compared to the more rigid and tightly controlled Facebook.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

How to create chocolate out of nothing is a mania on Internet.

"The writer of science with the mission of the magician": This is how Mariano Tomatis define himself on his website. One of his magic games - How to create chocolate out of nothing - is keeping everybody in front of the screen for some time.

Monday, 7 October 2013

What Percentage of Twitter Users Live Outside the USA?

Recent data from Statista has revealed that a staggering 78% of total Twitter users live outside America, with international growth occurring much more rapidly than domestic growth.

Friday, 4 October 2013

How Sports Fans Use Social Media for Interaction

Social media provides a great platform for real time engagement during sports events, with events such as the Super Bowl breaking records for engagement on Twitter. A recent study from Catalyst PR has revealed how sports fan engage with social media and some of the results are quite unexpected, such as Facebook being the most used platform for discussing sports.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Next stop?... the Text Zone.

Here another example of how technology and social media have changed our lives.

Andrew Cuomo, the 56th Governor of New York, announced there will be 91 "texting zones" accessible around the Big Apple city. The "texting zones" are visible thanks to 300 blue and white signs placed on state roadways.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Pinterest Introduces New Layout for Articles

Keen Pinterest users often use pins to bookmark articles they want to read at a later date or simply share informative pieces with other users. This has prompted Pinterest to roll out a new system for pinned articles, meaning that the title, author and description appear to the right of the pin.

Monday, 23 September 2013

@Ryanair - The Most Challenging Case of Brand Management

Most people would argue that Ryanair have passed the point of no return, with the brand becoming just as synonymous with poor customer service as they are cheap flights. However the news that just 54% of passengers are happy with their service appears to have prompted them to take action, with the creation of the @Ryanair Twitter account.

Friday, 20 September 2013

David Thorne is My Hero

I like needlessly difficult people. As a man who has been described as "utterly charmless", "a first class s**t muncher" (or words to that effect) and once "the devil" (in my younger years), I respect people with the ability to utterly ignore their sense of decorum and propriety in favour of their own self-amusement.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Virtual Plane to Race Actual Plane in BA Social Push

British Airways will use Tweets to power a virtual plane in a race against an actual British Airways flight, naming this duel "The DREAMLINER Vs. The TWEETLINER".

Monday, 16 September 2013

"Right Behind Gay Footballers" Social Media Campaign

Homophobia is still a huge problem in football, meaning that there are currently no openly gay footballers in English professional football. However a socially driven campaign from Stonewall is aiming to alter this, with the backing of bookmaker Paddy Power.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Gizoogle, biatch!

As my specific blogging period is Friday afternoon I think it's apt that this post topic be on one of the internet's greatest work-distractions: Gizoogle.net

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Last Night's iPhone Launch: Redefining the Word Affordable.

£469! That's how much you have to spend to get your hands on Apple's latest 'budget' offering, making those of us who didn't even spend that much on our first (or second) car feel absolutely third world.

Apple have built their business up on the back of a string of industry defining moments, reinterpreting the meaning of  MP3 player, tablet, all in one computer and digital media distribution in the mind of consumers forever. If last night was Apple's attempt to 're-imagine' or 'redefine' the budget phone market, or even the very meaning of 'budget', then perhaps the Cupertino giant should give it another shot... but please not soon.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Trending Topic Box on Facebook

After including the hastags, Facebook announced a new feature that has already been tested on a small scale of US users...

A Spark of Brilliance - Neil Hilborn - "OCD"

This video gets me every single time I watch it... and yet I can't stop watching

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

iPad games become mandatory coursework.

At Olds College in Olds, Canada, playing video games has become far more than a distraction from work and has actually become a required piece of work itself! The game in question is called Lemonade Stand and has been introduced to the curriculum as part of a mandatory class on entrepreneurship. It is hoped that the management of a virtual lemonade stand will help students to realise what kind of work goes into the running of all kinds of businesses.
Olds College's iPad game Lemonade Stand is a central part of a course that covers topics ranging from business planning to marketing to financial topics such as cash flow.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Is This Apple's Budget iPhone?

Rumours have been circulating for what seems like forever, yet recent images and videos emanating from China appear to show the Apple iPhone 5C in all it's glory.

Friday, 30 August 2013

On Twerking

Well, it's happened. Twerking is now in the OED. The sexually-explicit dance designed to draw attention to the sizeable assets of "bootylicious" ladies (ironically popularised by a skinny white lass) is now a genuine, bona fide word. And I'm all for it.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Real Super Mario

What was the first video game you ever played? For many of us the answer is Super Mario on the nes. Now, there is an updated version of the game: a real life one. Watch the videoclip below to see two stuntmen dressed as Mario and Luigi and prepare relive your glorious eighties childhood.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Let the Cat Puns Commence!

We all know that the internet has some weird obsession with felines and their antics: Grumpy Cat, OMG Cat, cat breading, cats that look like Hitler; the list goes on. And on.

With cat themed content already comprising around 50% of the internet (closely followed by pornography at 44%), it seems like the inevitable has finally happened: cats now have their own private internet.*

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Hot dogs or Legs? Facebook mania for Summer 2013.

After the questionable fad of taking pictures of landscapes with a close-up a pair of legs in the foreground and posting them on social networks a parody meme emerged, and now this summer's new Facebook mania is guessing if what you see in the picture is a pair of hot dogs or genuine legs!


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

White Hat Hacking and Using Digital Media to Land Your Next Job.

In the news today we have the story of white hat hacker Khalil Shreateh. After making many attempts to inform Facebook's security team of an exploit that allowed him to post on someone wall without being their friend, all of which fell on deaf ears, Khalil took matters into his own hands and penned a message to the big man himself, Mark Zuckerberg.

Monday, 19 August 2013

What's Your Favourite Vine?

If i'm honest with you, I love vine videos! Some of them are extremely complex and impressive, whilst others are plain hilarious. The best thing about them is that they are so short, which is also a bad thing as you can end up watching hundreds in one sitting. Below is my favourite Vine, but I want to know what yours is! Let me know in the comments below.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Tinder – Romantic Proximity and Self-Esteem

Released on iOS devices a few months back, dating app Tinder arrived on Android about a month ago and, having just about had enough of Angry Birds Star Wars, I decided to give it a whirl. Purely for research purposes you understand. Honest.

The app, which bears a distinct resemblance to many “Hot or Not” apps available across social media platforms, uses your phone’s GPS to present you with photos of nearby Tinder users, their age and their proximity. These photos are plucked from their Facebook account (mercifully you can edit those photos to avoid too much embarrassment) and you’re provided a simple yes or no option on whether you think them attractive. Then you move on to the next romantic hopeful, seemingly ad infinitum. It’s rather addictive.

If a mutual attraction occurs Tinder informs you both and steps up the romantic interaction by offering you the chance to message each other in app and potentially arrange an actual, real life, flesh and bones meet up.
Unfortunately I haven’t had a match yet, so can’t actually report on how this all works, but this leads me on to a significant point about this new app: self-esteem. Whilst the fact that you’re not informed of who and how many people have dismissed you on looks alone may be presented as a means of shielding the user from rejection; using the app for long periods of time with no success pretty much spells it out for you.

There is already a huge amount of research into how social media is affecting self-esteem, and although it would be naïve of me to suggest that looks don’t factor into day-to-day life, there are a huge number of variables that constitute an attraction between two people.  You know, the little things; like personality. This, of course, is not translated through a handful of photos. The less photogenic may be unduly hard done by on Tinder.

Furthermore, as a free app, I wonder how much scrutiny each profile is given by the IT guys over at Tinder HQ. I’ve come across a number of suspiciously attractive young women on Tinder who I’m almost certain must be some bloke in Croydon up to no good. That or I’ve just deemed a lingerie model unattractive.

All in all, I doubt Tinder can really be deemed a “dating app” and more of an ego massage or a self-esteem destroyer. When I introduced the app to a newly single mate the other day he quickly became addicted, and has just now text me to inform me about his latest match. I’m happy for him, of course, as anyone who’s just been through a break-up could use a wee ego boost, but how many other people are suffering hurt feelings because of a lack of interest?

EDIT – I take it all back, just got a match: Tinder’s great.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The bright side of social networks

Apart from the negative sides of that we know all too well, social networks also have a bright side. Facebook is currently demonstrating this, as well as a social conscious, by encouraging people to become organ donors.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Paxman's Beard: A Big Storm on Twitter and a Smaller One at the BBC

Jeremy Paxman's first bearded appearance on Newsnight last night provoked a storm of reaction across twitter and the wider blogosphere. Although reactions to the new facial hair were evenly split between those offering praise and those who compared him to a "rubbish Doctor Who", the real story here is in what the reaction tells us about the BBC and bearded men on television in general.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Sacked Employee to have Facebook Profile Examined

A sacked employee of Air New Zealand will have her Facebook profile examined by her former bosses, in a dispute over misuse of sick leave during her time of employment. Gina Kensington was sacked by the airline amid claims that she had misused 2 sick days that she had supposedly taken to care for her sister. She took her case to an employment tribunal in a bid to get her job back, however her former employer asked for access to her Facebook profile and bank records - in order to establish the use of the 2 disputed sick days.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Instagram: Photo-sharing for High-Flyers and Low-Lives alike

Unless you've been living in a cave on Mars for the past couple of years you'll probably be aware of this internet photo sharing thingamabobby called Instagram. It was bought by Facebook back in April for the princely sum of $1 billion and quickly caused a ruckus regarding Mark Zuckerberg suddenly having the rights to everyone's photos. Then Facebook changed the policy and everyone was happy again.

Since then, Instagram's gone from strength to strength,gaining considerable influence amongst the competitive social media marketplace. I don't usually pay too much attention to the social media platforms outside of Twitter, Facebook and Google +, but two news stories about Instagram ran this week that caught my eye, both despicable in a very different way.

The Rich Kids of Instagram

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The Facebook Likes Market

Dispatches from Channel 4 revealed the dark side of social networks in a documentary, discovering a real market behind likes on Facebook, followers on Twitter and views on YouTube. The business, based in Dakha (Bangladesh), involves around 20-25 thousand people and runs for 24 hours per day.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Wayback Machine: Discover how websites looked in the past

If you've never heard of the Wayback Machine then you are in for a treat, as it allows you to discover how websites looked at various points in the past. Fans of Internet history and nostalgia will certainly enjoy reminiscing about how websites used to look and watching the transformations that have happened to them.

Monday, 5 August 2013

YouTube Celebrates All Things Geek

This week is officially Geek Week on YouTube, with the event centering around the reveal of the trailer for the second installment of the Thor movie series this Wednesday. Until Saturday, each day of Geek Week will be hosted by a different channel and will allow more than 100 channels to unveil new video content.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Time travel with Facebook

Facebook users who have the newest News Feed design may notice a new feature button on the right side of their page: "On This Day". This latest addition is a tool that allows you to take a walk down memory lane and see statuses, photos, posts, that your friends posted on that day the year prior. This latest addition is currently being tested only on Facebook users that have downloaded the new layout design. The On This Day button transforms your entire News Feed to what it would look like the previous year. 

The feature also has a widget to the side of the standard News Feed that displays monumental moments in your friends life that year, such as getting married or starting a new job. 
Do you think On This Day become a permanent fixture on Facebook? Is your News Feed from last year relevant to you or could you care less?

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

What Happens on the Internet in Just 1 Minute?

If you haven't read the Independent's article on what happens online each minute, then you have missed an extremely interesting article and infographic. You can find the infographic from QMEE below, which outlines key statistics for popular online activities based on data collected during 2013.

Monday, 29 July 2013

New smartphone contract options in the U.S.

New policies have been instated in the U.S. which make it easier for smartphone customers to upgrade their devices more frequently. The standard contract option for Apple, T Mobile, and Verizon smartphones is 2 years, but now customers have the option to commit to a device for just 6 months. This is good news to the product makers themselves, as smartphone prices have steadily declined over the past few years. Average prices are expected to drop to $285 this year from 2012’s average price of $300.

With equipment constantly changing and evolving today, people who depend deeply on their smartphones could really benefit from always having the latest technology. With this new plan you can choose for your phone contract to last either 24, 12, or 6 months, so it’s up to you to choose how long you want to commit to one device. 

Friday, 26 July 2013

Ads on Instagram not ruled out

Facebook, who bought Instagram back in April 2012, released a statement Wednesday saying that there are no immediate plans to include ads in the popular photo-sharing app. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said their focus for now is to increase Instagram's user footprint, then went on to say “We expect that over time we will generate a lot of profit from it, and that will probably be through advertising". 

Facebook makes most of its money from advertising, but monetizing their presence on smartphones and tablets has given them particular success. Zuckerberg said on Wednesday they will soon create more revenue through mobile services than desktop services.
Although Facebook is not running ads on Instagram just yet, businesses are still utilizing this tool to promote their products. Take General Electric for example. GE has posted many filtered pictures of their machinery to their Instagram account, which has nearly 140,000 followers. 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The Guardian's two version: Royal or Republican?

If the first rule for any editorial product is to think about what your readers want, we can easily say that the popular British newspaper The Guardian has completely reached this goal.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The First Royal Baby of the Social Media Age is Born

After it was officially announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had welcomed a son into the world, it was impossible to escape the news on social media sites. News often travels quickly on the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but this happened even more rapidly as the royal family announced the arrival of the prince via their own social profiles.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Celebrities take to social media to share royal baby excitement

Stars' twitter accounts have been abuzz with news of the impending arrival of the royal baby (Buckingham Palace confirmed that The Duchess is in her early stages of labour around 6 am this morning). "#RoyalBaby" began trending on twitter almost immediately following the Palace's announcement. Multiple national public figures have gone to Twitter to share the good news.

Broadcaster Piers Morgan tweeted "Keep Calm...and Carry On. #Kate #Labour", then a few minutes later added "Death of Australian cricket, birth of royal baby. #HistoricTimes". Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott joked, "Great to hear the Duchess of Cambridge has gone into labour. Is she an affiliated member?". Football Focus host Dan Walker joked around as well, tweeting "Some names just don't sound right for a #RoyalBaby do they? 'I give you...Queen Tracey' or 'King Dave'." Much more Twitter and social media activity to follow as we all await the birth of the royal baby.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Apple acquires local mapping startup Locationary

Apple has just recently bought the company Locationary, a startup that organizes data on local businesses based in Toronto, for an unknown amount of money. Reports say that acquiring Locationary included all of its team and technology. This move seems to be part of Apple's attempt to work towards better improved mapping apps for iPhone and iPad. Recently Apple has bought several other mapping-related businesses including Poly9 and Placebase.

This might be due to the criticism of Apple's own default mapping app, which launched with iOS 6 in September. Many users have been vocal about preferring the popular Google Maps app to Apple's pre-downloaded mapping app. Apple's CEO has publicly apologized for the iOS 6 mapping device, and the disappointment in the app is reportedly why Apple let go of previous head of iOS, Scott Forstall. Apple has had nine business acquisitions between October and May, compared to about six acquisitions in the years prior. 

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

How the Catholic Church has been changed by social media influence.

The power and influence of social media is no longer a surprise. Only some months ago we were reflecting about how political communication could be changed through social networks. Today we can even discuss the influence of social media on one of the largest religious institutions, the Catholic Church.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Facebook adds authenticity verification feature

Facebook has just recently launched a new feature to their site to prevent phony profiles and pages. This verification feature will provide authentic pages and profiles with a small blue check mark next to their name, almost identical to Twitter’s verified account symbol. The verification symbol will appear on the profiles and pages themselves as well as in search results. Facebook says that these new verified pages are being given to “just a small group of prominent public figures (celebrities, journalists, government officials, popular brands and businesses) with large audiences.” Facebook also stated that there is no way to request this badge of verification- the social media site will come to you with the addition to your page if they deem it necessary in proving your authenticity. This new addition will help Facebook identify whether or not reports and information they’re gathering from a given page is authentic and valid. 

Friday, 12 July 2013

Duke of York becomes first senior member of the Royal family to tweet

Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, is now the first Royal to join Twitter. With the Twitter handle '@TheDukeOfYork', Prince Andrew will be signing the tweets he writes himself 'AY'. Prince Andrew's first tweet was simply, “Welcome to my Twitter account”. Followed were pictures of the Prince with students at a Black Country college. The only other Royal to tweet so far has been Her Majesty herself. The Queen has been known to favour modern technology. In 1997 she launched the roayl.gov.uk website, then in 2006 she issued the Christmas Queen's speech as a podcast. She even started a popular YouTube channel in 2007 that has over 125,000 subscribers.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Doug Engelbart has died aged 88 on 4th of July.

Born on 30th January 1925 in Portland, Oregon, Engelbart was best known for inventing the computer mouse in the 1960s.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Facebook 'Graph Search'

Today Facebook launches its search engine's newest upgrade. This upgrade called 'Graph Search' was annouched in January 2013. With this search tool Facebook users can ask specific questions to their search bars, such as which of their Facebook friends live in a specific area or went to a certain university. The search engine is also paired with Microsoft's Bing, so the search can offer web results if nothing comes up in your Facebook graph. All users with the English language setting should start seeing this upgrade in effect today.


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Why We Unfriend People on Facebook

It's probable that we've all been irritated by the actions of our Facebook friends or perhaps the fact that they are even our virtual friends in the first place. Unfriending is commonplace on Facebook and a recent survey by PromotionalCodes.org.uk revealed the top 10 reasons why users remove someone from their friend list, with some expected and unexpected results. 

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Nude art on Pinterest.

At the end of May Pinterest announced that their service was now open to nude art images. One month later we can already see that several nude boards and images have been liked, pinned and re-pinned.

Monday, 1 July 2013

New feature on Instagram app

Instagram, the 3rd most popular free mobile app avaliable for download, has just updated its software to include a new video feature. Instagram was aquired by Facebook in 2012. With its new video sharing feature, Instagram competes even more with its competitor the Twitter-owned app Vine (Vine was immediately snubbed the "Instagram for video" when it was first released in June 2012). The biggest difference between the 2 programs with be that Instagram video will allow for up to 15 seconds of video, while Vine only allows a maximum of 6 seconds. Instagram video will offer the same filters for videos as it does for pictures, so users will be able to edit their footage with different effects. 

Will Instagram take over as the most popular video sharing app? Time will tell!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

YouTube Video Supports the Death of DOMA & Pride Month

Considering that YouTube reaches 1 billion unique users each month, it is nice to see that they are using this influence to support and spread an important message. Using uploaded videos from members of the LBGT community, YouTube has created a video entitled "Show your pride. Share your love. #ProudToLove".

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Google Glass arrives in the operating room

Dr. Rafael Grossmann, of the Eastern Maine Medical Center, is the first doctor to perform the first Google surgery in history. In fact, he documented in real time a surgery to the stomach whilst wearing his Google Glass.