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Tag Archives: Social Web
Who uses crowdsourcing more creatively, Americans or Europeans?
Is America more creative than Europe or is Asia a hotbed of design talent? Well, according to this infographic by theBlur Group Europe is leading the world in crowdsourced creativity.
BBC says stars and talent will not be banned from using Twitter
The BBC is not attempting to ban the use of Twitter by top stars and talent, the corporation said today following rumours that such a measure was soon to be put in place.
Are there restrictions on signing up to Google+?
Google+ is currently in private beta, with users only able to access the social network after receiving an invite. Take our survey to find if you can access the site faster.
How to invite people to Google+ (if you don’t have an Invite button)
If you have access to Google+ one of the first things you will want to do is invite some friends; if you don’t have an invite button you can use this trick.
Creative crowdsourcing affiliate programme launched by the blur Group
The blur Group, the company whose professional creative crowdsourcing programme has caused a stir in the British and international designer and corporate communities has announced the launch of their affiliate programme.
Ireland’s Sunday World newspaper names actors, “breaks” UK super-injunction
Ireland’s Sunday World newspaper has “broken” a UK super injunction by publishing the names of two actors it says had an affair. One of the actors is said to have taken out a super-injunction in the UK High Court.
Yahoo! Mail gets a social upgrade & becomes a strong competitor to Facebook Messages
Yahoo! is rolling out a major a social media upgrade to its Yahoo! Mail web app today, and this spells greater competition for Facebook Messages.
Should children under 13 be allowed on Facebook? Zuckerberg thinks so
Not content with already having over 600 million users Mark Zuckerberg wants pre-teens to be able to legally become Facebook members.
Superinjunction Footballer sues Twitter and its users in London High Court
A prominent footballer who it has been claimed on Twitter took out a superinjunction against the media has begun legal proceedings against the social network and its users.
Google social search – what it is and how it works
Google social search, an upgrade to Google’s search algorithm that includes social media content personalised for each user, is being rolled out to internationally, the company announced today.
If Facebook wanted us to be scared of Google, why didn’t they just show us this?
You might not know it but Google has been building a personal index of your social networking connections that is so detailed it even knows who your friends are friends with.
blur Group, tracking crowdsourced projects in realtime
blur group, the world’s leading crowdsourcing organisation, has launched the first realtime web-app to track crowdsourced creative projects.
Social entrepreneurship can bring lasting social change: Mindfield festival told
Social entrepreneurship has the ability to become a sustainable platform for economic change in Ireland and around the world, the Mindfield festival heard today.
Crowdsourcing creativity for business with the blur Group
While crowdsourcing has almost become a household word its perception as an advertiser’s novelty, suitable only for advertising mobile phones, is gradually being eroded. More and more organisations are realising the possibilities of crowdsourcing as a business tool and one organisation, the blur Group, is using a innovative approach.
Social networking may “come back to haunt teachers”, says teachers’ union
Teachers who friend students or their parents on social networking sites may find their activities “come back to haunt them”, according to warnings issued by the UK’s National Union of Teachers.
Amazon “all hands on deck” but many social networking sites still down
Amazon says that they are “all hands on deck” try to resolve the massive cloud server failure in North Virginia which brought down many big name social networking websites.
How did Amazon bring down some of the world’s largest social networks?
Amazon’s outage has brought down Reddit, Foursquare, Quora, paper.li, Hootsuite, LiveFyre and possibly Publishers Weekly website as well as many others.
Irish & British teens safest users of Facebook, but many breaking law to use site
Ireland & the UK have some of the most secure teenage users of Facebook despite having some of the highest usage levels in Europe, a study today revealed.
Share a happy thought with O2 and help promote youth mental health
O2 Ireland wants you to share a happy thought on Twitter or Facebook to help promote young people’s mental health in Ireland. The telecommunications company has parntered with the Dublin-based charity Headstrong, @HeadstrongYMH work to raise awareness of mental health issues in young people who are at risk of suicide or self-harm.
ESA astronaut photographs the International Space Station in 3D
A European Space Agency astronaut, Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli @astro_paolo, has been on tour in the International Space Station since January and during that time then he has taken some amazing 3D photos of the ISS and her crew.