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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

#Oscar Talk Sweeps Social Media Platforms

So movie award season is over! Finally right? It all came to a pulsating end on Sunday 24th Feb via the red carpet extravaganza show that is the Oscars. Furthermore this year Oscars has seen a dramatic rise in “Oscar” talk via social networks, predominantly Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Cognitive skills improved by 25%: Thanks Facebook.

According to a recent piece of research by the University of Arizona presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, the social network Facebook can increase mental acuity and decrease loneliness in old people.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Friday, 22 February 2013

Will Pope Benedict XVI Be Missed on Twitter

The pope has had a fair amount of success since opening his Twitter in December 2012, amassing a staggering 1,573,746 followers despite tweeting just 36 times. He has devoted his time on Twitter to communicating the word of God, so it will certainly be missed when he closes the account on the day he steps down. Right?

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Best Medical App of All Time?

Diagnosing concussions could become much easier thanks to a relatively simple tablet app, created by researchers at Harvard University. As the video below shows, patients must simply trace a red line around a circle using a stylus. However this simple test is extremely effective, as doctors study the difference between the shape that they have been asked to trace and the actual results. Experts believe that this could be particularly helpful in sports, where a rapid diagnosis is often necessary.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

2017: More Internet connection points than people.

In only 5 years we will have more points to connect to the Internet than people who could effectively use them.

That is what a research by Cisco, Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast 2012-2017, confirmed. Moreover the data traffic on mobile networks all around the world will increase by as much 13 times the current amount during the next 5 years and to 11.2 exabytes per month (134 exabytes per year) in 2017.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Complete Video Guide to Meteorite in Russia

The meteorite incident in Russia demonstrates how the internet with its online community can enables end-to-end documentation of world events. Below, a comprehensive list of all the video footage of the event:

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Internet Themed Chat Up Lines

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Mashable have compiled a list of Internet related chat up lines. So sit back, cringe and pick out the one that you are going to try out at work tomorrow!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

New Facebook Smilies: A work in progress.

Matt Jones has been selected by Facebook as the artist to design their new smilies!
Jones confirmed that the current Facebook smilies are very mild and stereotyped. The aim is to give a real feeling to these little faces on the chat.
Let's peek to the Jones' sketches!

Monday, 11 February 2013

Wearable Technology: The iWatch is Coming

That Apple is working on new and different devices has been predominant for a while now. Yesterday the New York Times prognosed that the smart watch will soon become a reality, relying on undisclosed sources close to or within the company.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Could Ryanair Become Even More Unpopular

Ryanair are one of the least popular brands among consumers, largely due to their open policy for neglecting customer service. People accepted this when Ryanair's flights were dramatically cheaper than their competitors, yet this is no longer the case and there are numerous low cost competitors. So it is probably time that Ryanair started to become more connected with their customers, right? Apparently not, as the Irish airline have announced plans that will see them even further removed from their customers.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Fired after posting this picture

Yesterday our blog post discussed that you need to be careful of what you post on social network sites. Here follows a very clear example of what not to post on your wall:

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Be Careful What You Put On Your Social Profiles!

Social media is often a way for us to vent our frustrations, which can lead to us sharing or posting some pretty explicit stuff. But you may want to reconsider what you share on your social profile, especially if you are planning on searching for a job anytime soon. Recent research by Bullhorn, who have created the infographic below, shows that 98% of recruiters used social media to access potential candidates in 2012.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

How political communication could be changed through social networks.

The Italian General elections for the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate are fast approaching and politicians are busy presenting their programs, trying to convince citizens to vote for them.

You can probably easily imagine the environment in Italy in this time. If not, just think about a standard political campaign period and then add a pinch of Italian spirit and (maybe) you can figure out an environment where politicians speak, speak and again speak about everything and nothing at the same time, through any media channel. Often leaving people more confused than anything else…

Political communication should improve the political experience for citizens, making it clearer to them. That’s what a new site is trying to do. Let’s see how this could change the communication between politicians and citizens. 

Friday, 1 February 2013

Grand Canyon Makes it to Google Street View

Google have added a some of impressive sites to Street View recently, perhaps most impressively was the addition of Sea World to the Maps function. However Google may have gone one step better, by adding the Grand Canyon National Park to its numerous Street View supported sites.