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Twitter Takes the English Language by Storm

It’s not exactly a secret that digital media is changing the face of marketing and PR at an incredible pace. But perhaps more surprising is the way that the two leading social media platforms are now impacting not just on our communication habits, but also on the way we speak. Over the last twelve months

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Cirkle  •  30th Nov 09

Android & Social Media: A Match Made in Google?

In the world of mobile digital media, there’s a war going on. Usage of smartphones is predicted to rocket over the next six months as mobile social media comes more and more to the fore, and that means there’s a huge market just ripe for the picking. So as always happens with emerging technologies, a

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Cirkle  •  24th Nov 09

Lego & Spinal Tap: A Match Made in Hell?

At our recent biannual company conference, I presented a rundown of some of the top creative ideas that we should aspire to. Among these were some great uses of social media, including a fantastic clip from YouTube where someone has used an Eddie Izzard skit to create a brilliant video using Lego. Watch it below.

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Cirkle  •  8th Sep 09

Social Experiment Leaves Maidstone Hopping Mad

A fly-posting campaign dubbed as a ‘social experiment’ by its creators is causing mayhem in the town of Maidstone. The campaign features an image of a drugged-up, Donnie Darko-esque cartoon rabbit with no words or explanation, which has been appearing all over the walls and street furniture around the town. The town centre is up

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Cirkle  •  13th Aug 09

Twitter Hack Makes Headline News

Last week, something pretty big happened in the world of social media: Twitter was offline for two hours. “So what?”, you ask. “Doesn’t every website go down at some stage?” Well, generally yes. But they don’t make headline news! Within an hour of Twitter being offline, BBC Newsbeat was reporting the event on Radio One.

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Cirkle  •  10th Aug 09

Swine Flu: Has Media Hype Undermined a Serious Problem?

Swine flu has been the big story in the media over the last couple of months. As the H1N1 virus spreads throughout the world it continues to touch more and more people’s lives, and there are grave predictions about how cases will increase in the Autumn once normal flu season kicks in. Chief Medical Officer

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Cirkle  •  25th Jun 09

Has Twitter finally landed on cloud Cuckoo!

Surely not… but it’s true; a top London university has added a new degree to it’s existing offerings, a “Twitter degree”! “It’s not another Mickey Mouse course,” insists tutor Jon Hickman, of Birmingham City University. So does this actually identify how education is moving with the times and is ahead of the game understanding how

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Cirkle  •  19th Jun 09

And Talking of Meerkats…

Meet Aleksandr Orlov. I absolutely love this little fella. Aleksandr is a meerkat, and is fast becoming an icon. Unless you’ve been on the moon for the last few months, you’ll probably have seen his TV advertising to try and stop the confusion between his own website (comparethemeerkat.com) and a similar but entirely different website

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Cirkle  •  18th Jun 09