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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Is Google Testing Twitter App for Glass?

Just recently we told you about the New York Times app that has been developed for Google Glass, but it would appear that a much more popular app is in the offing.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Twitter's Music App is Already Struggling

It was only 10 days ago that we were speculating that Spotify may have a genuine rival, in the form of Twitter's recent launched #music app. However the popularity of the recent venture, which recommends bands based on Twitter mentions, has fallen rapidly.

Friday, 26 April 2013

New York Times Releases App for Google Glass

Google Glass has become one of the most hotly anticipated technological devices of all time, as it enables integration of the virtual and real worlds simultaneously. People have been signing up in their droves to become 'Glass Explorers', using #ifihadglass and those who are lucky enough to receive the device will be able to download an app from the New York Times.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Google honours Ella Fitzgerald today with Doodle

Jazz queen Ella Fitzgerald would have turned 96 today. Reason for the search company to give her a doodle on its homepage. Fitzgerald, who also has the nicknames 'Lady Ella' and 'The First Lady of Song', is seen performing with her band here:

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

A New App For Female Safety.

The violence against woman has always been highly visible in society. Nowadays, many woman are more aware of this problem and several NGO’s, associations and government bodies are acting to prevent and reduce this phenomena. In recent news, technology is also to make a contribution to this. In fact a new mobile app for woman' security was realised at the beginning of April.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Is Will.I.Am the New King of Social Media?

Social media is without doubt one of the most powerful marketing tools, if you can harness the power of it and it appears that Will.I.Am is become extremely adept at this.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Google Doodle Helps Raise Awareness of Earth Day

Without visiting the Google homepage, would you have known that it is Earth Day today? The answer to this question is most likely no, so the fact that Google are helping raise awareness for such a worthy cause is extremely commendable. The day is designed to create awareness for preserving our planet's natural environment, encouraging people to undertake more environmentally friendly practices. 

Friday, 19 April 2013

Twitter Launch Music App

Wouldn't it be helpful if you were able to find new music, suggested to you through what is popular on Twitter? If your answer to this is yes then you need to download Twitter's #music app!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Thatcher's problem on Twitter.

Last week, on the 8th of April, ex UK Primer Minister Margaret Thatcher died.

Due to her severe measures she was known also as the "Iron Lady". She was in power between 1979 and 1990, and was Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.

In her life she was loved and hated simultaneously by many people and her death has found popularity in social networks, proving that even after death she remains one of Britain’s most controversial characters.
Let's see what has happened in the Twitter world in the past 2 weeks.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Let's talk... by Skype.

According to recent data, people love to speak and share information through online media channels/programs. Elisa Steele, corporate vice-president of Skype, stated that over two billion minutes are spent on Skype every 24 hours, the same time needed to travel from the Earth to Mars 5,400 times.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Facebook looks to charge for messages to celebrities

 Messages sent to 'celebrities' over Facebook will soon cost money. The social network is currently testing their model of pay-for-messages in Europe. The idea: Whoever wants to send a personal message to the inbox of a celebrity profile will have to pay. And it's hardly 'cheap as chips'.

Monday, 8 April 2013

WWE Create Social Media Command Centre

We have discussed the relationship between sporting events and social media interaction in the past, so it was no surprise to see social activity rising for one of Wrestling's biggest events. Wrestlemania is a favourite amongst WWE fans, with the 29th edition taking place at the weekend, and this was recognised through the creation of a social command centre for them.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Facebook Home Explained

Mark Zuckerberg yesterday unveiled Facebook's latest venture, a piece of software for Android called "home". Named as such because it takes over your phone's home screen, displaying a slideshow from your Facebook news feed even when it is locked.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Footballer Joey Barton in trouble for calling PSG player a 'ladyboy' on Twitter.

French football club Paris Saint Gemain have threatened to take action against notorious footballing bad boy Joey Barton. Yesterday the English Marseille player called fellow footballer, Brazilian defender Thiago Silva an "overweight ladyboy". A spokesperson from the Paris club said that PSG has the right to take necessary action. Calling the tweet "serious and more than a simple verbal clash."

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Fukushima 2 years later, by Google Street View

Google Street offers a view of Fukushima more than 2 years after the devastating tsunami that swept over the city on March 11th 2011.
When taking a tour through the streets bear in mind that, before the disaster, the Prefecture area was full of people and children walking around houses, schools, shops and buildings in general.

View of Fukushima Prefecture, in March 2010. Photo: Tadao Yoshimura/AP Photo, AP

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Facebook Include Weather Forecasts in Events

As I was recently organising an upcoming event on Facebook, I noticed a new feature in Facebook's event interface. The social network now includes weather forecasts, predicting the temperature and conditions.