24 May 2013
I was watching Question Time last night when David Dimbleby made an embarrassing comment about radio presenter Stephen Nolan. The details are irrelevant but what is, is that one of the panellists said David would be all over Twitter for it.…Read more...
24 May 2013
Every day mothers and fathers around the globe go through a storm of strong emotions as their children grow up. Witnessing them learn to walk, talk and make sense of their world is one of the most powerful journeys most of us will go through.…Read more...
23 May 2013
LinkedIn used to be the drab ugly duckling of the social media family; today, it’s the world’s largest professional network, with over 225 million users in over 200 countries. Brands have realised that LinkedIn really can help them reach a speicifc and motivated audience, but with regular changes to the way company pages function, the platform can be tricky to master.…Read more...
21 May 2013
Personal secrets, travel tickets and virtual currencies feature in this week’s round-up of must-know apps and platforms.
If you read Julian’s post How Berlin learned to love Bitcoins a couple of weeks ago you’ll know all about the world’s favourite digital currency.…Read more...
19 May 2013
Yahoo to buy Tumblr
Rumor has it that the Yahoo board will meet on Sunday night to decide on the purchase of blogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Yahoo SEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to buy the popular blogging platform is part of a broader strategy focused on attracting a younger audience to Yahoo and increasing its user generated content portfolio. Ken Goldman, Yahoo CFO claims “One of our challenges is we have had an aging demographic“ and that Yahoo needs to be “cool again.”
As with all major acquisitions, things could fall apart at the 11th hour, however Yahoo has already publically stated that they have some big news to announce, so if all goes according to plan we can expect the high profile deal to be announced by Monday.…Read more...
16 May 2013
Yesterday, Rob reminded me of this lovely ad-slash-mission-statement from First Direct.
It’s two years old, but it has more resonance than ever as to how organisations should approach their relationship with consumers.
Social media is only the first shift in how we communicate and consume.…Read more...
14 May 2013
In this week’s edition of stay aHead we investigate new apps and platforms for sport, social photography and baby books. Naturally.
Hate Lineker? Love Balding? Sports commentary is one of those things we all think we could do better than those idiots on TV, if only we had the chance.…Read more...
13 May 2013
Bing expands Facebook integration
Microsoft’s Bing is continuing to expand its integration with Facebook by allowing users to interact directly from their social sidebar. Previously Bing users had been able to see relevant Facebook posts but will now be able to like, comment and share those posts without leaving the Bing search page.…Read more...
09 May 2013
It’s true: women use social media more than men. Studies on the topic vary in quality and focus but the findings remain pretty consistent. A 2011 survey from Rebtel found that 14% more women use social media than men; one from Social Technology Review found that we create 55% more Facebook wall posts; and this month Pew Research found that women are 9% more prolific in social, especially when it comes to visual platforms such as Pinterest, which has 5x more female than male users.…Read more...
07 May 2013
Bitcoin has been furtively creeping around the web for many years. But within the last couple of months it has become mainstream conversational fodder and the web is awash with tweets, blog posts and comments on the topic. So what do you need to know?…Read more...