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Facebook takes over the internet

It’s not an original title, but it’s the only one that says what needs to be said. Racing ahead of other social networking sites like Twitter and LinkedIn, and even giving Google a run for its money, Facebook is indeed taking over the internet. The social networking giant recently announced the launch of Open Graph

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Cirkle  •  7th May 10

Always Tweet others as you wish to be Tweeted!

The internet has been awash with stories of big corporations suffering at the hands of Twitter recently, from inept employees embarrassing their companies to the news that neither the BBC or the Tory party trust their spokespeople enough to let them Tweet unsupervised. Today’s story of the day involves the film director Kevin Smith, who

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Cirkle  •  16th Feb 10

Is Google Buzz Over-Hyped?

Following the Chrome browser, Nexus One mobile device, Wave and Chat, Google this week launched the latest in a line of new tools that are rapidly turning it from search engine specialist to all-encompassing communications behemoth. Google Buzz was launched amid much hype as a ‘Twitter Killer’ and a major competitor to Facebook. But is

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Cirkle  •  11th Feb 10

BD Recruitment: How Not to Manage Your Online Reputation

I recently wrote an article for the PRCA website (Public Relations Consultants Association) that talks about the rapidly increasing requirement for PR consultants to actively manage online reputations. It’s an area that any PR agency worth its salt is taking very seriously, but isn’t limited to those of us working in public relations. With the

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Cirkle  •  18th Jan 10

Bras and Brass

Two things have caught my eye in social media circles over the last couple of days. The first is a journalist who wrote a blog slating PR agencies and consultants. The second is boobs. Or more specifically, bras.On Tuesday, a freelance journalist called Kevin Braddock chose to publish a post to his blog that laid

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Cirkle  •  7th Jan 10

12seconds: The Next Big Thing in Social Media?

Micro-blogging was undoubtedly the hot social media trend of 2009, with Twitter achieving phenomenal growth of nearly 1400% year-on-year at one point. Such was the impact of the ubiquitous Twitter that other micro-blogging platforms such as Jaiku and Tumblr hardly got a mention. So where does micro-blogging go from here? I’m going to stick my

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Cirkle  •  4th Jan 10

Digital Media in 2010: The Web Goes Real Time

As the year draws to a close, every man and his dog seems to be publishing summaries of 2009 and predictions for 2010. So, though I don’t have a pooch sat by me, I thought I’d take the opportunity of my last blog post of the year to take a look at what 2010 offers

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Cirkle  •  16th Dec 09

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

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