Twitter Nearly everyone in Web Services has a Twitter account. Many of the team have a Delicious account for storing all our bookmarks there's even a team one. We needed a way to comunicate useful information from the team without it getting lost in the clutter of our personal posts. We needed a team identity … Continue reading Team Twitter
Wednesday night at Static played host to the second Liverpool Social Media Cafe and I was one of the speakers. The audio was recorded so you can hear exactly what I said or read below for some notes. RSS is not dead For the last few years various people have claimed that RSS is dead, … Continue reading Handling Social Media Overload
There's been quite a lot in the news lately about a backlash against Facebook's privacy settings with many people believing their attitude to personal information security is too lax. This isn't a new issue - nearly three years ago I blogged about it - but now that Facebook is so huge across the board and … Continue reading Facebook Privacy
Google Wave was launched on the 28th May, 2009 at the ‘Google’s I/O Developer conference’ in San Francisco. It has been developed by a team working in Sydney, Australia. Which consist of two brothers, Jens and Lars Rasmussen and has Stephanie Hannon as the lead project manager, all of whom were previously involved in Google … Continue reading Google Wave is coming soon! – Part I
I know there are a lot of sites and blogs talking about the twitter phenomenon and I don't intend to turn our Web Services blog into a Twitter blog. Just take a look at this sites and tools for getting the most out of your twitter experience: Twitter Tools to optimize your twitter service: Twhirl: … Continue reading Get the most of your twitter experience
It seems that Google had more up their sleeves than the early announcements that leaked out. Today they added MySpace, Bebo and Six Apart (of Moveable Type, LiveJournal, TypePad and Vox fame) to the list of relatively minor players. MySpace announced back in June that they're looking to open up and it would appear that … Continue reading More on OpenSocial
Google and partners (including LinkedIn, Hi5, Friendster, Ning and others) are launching a new open API for interfacing with Social Networks. I'm not going to go into it too much because plenty of people have written about it already but I'll give a few comments. If you're looking for one blog to read to get … Continue reading Is OpenSocial the beginning of the end for Facebook?
I had an interesting discussion with Brian Kelly (from UKOLN) earlier and he alerted me to an article in The Independent from last week entitled "Networking sites: Professors - keep out". As I will be speaking at the forthcoming "Exploiting The Potential Of Blogs And Social Networks" event next month I was interested to see … Continue reading Fear of Facebook?!
Facebook have announced they're working on allowing users to categorise their friends: Sort out your friends. We'll let you organize that long list of friends into groups so you can decide more specifically who sees what. This is great news and will allow my online presence to more closely reflect the information I give out … Continue reading Who’s your friend?
You could see this one coming - Facebook has finally overtaken MySpace in terms of unique visitors. TechCrunch UK is surprised that Facebook is no longer the fastest growing network: In something of a revelation however, Facebook is no longer the fastest growing social network. Instead Perfspot, the US-based site where people â€œshare their interestsâ€, … Continue reading Facebook > MySpace