Social TV – The impact of David Attenborough on Social Media

As I watched David Attenborough’s amazing show Africa last night on BBC, I found myself typically “two-screening” – following the conversation on Twitter (with intermittent flicking to Facebook) whilst the other half of my attention was glued to the box.  Whilst some might say that this is ridiculous behaviour, and that I should be just…

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Mr Cameron – a real-time charlie? We think not…

We were delighted to read the news this morning that David Cameron and his team at number 10 are trialing an application which will pull real-time data from social media and other sources to aid with decision making. The application will give the PM an at-a-glance view of how the country feels about him and…

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I like my media social, not socialist

  Does UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt believe the Murdoch buy-out of BSkyB is “against the public interest in media plurality”? Will the competitions commission review do anything more than delay the merger? This would be more of a cliffhanger if we didn’t already know that Murdoch has been spooning with the Tories since the…

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How to microblog out of a macro catastrophe

In a recent online poll by Faxo.com, the public was asked where they would most like popstar, Justin Bieber, to tour. The public said North Korea. When ‘the public’ cast its vote on July 7th, it was, however, predominantly made up of fans of the online bulletin board, 4chan.org, which encouraged visitors to hijack the poll and manipulate the results.

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