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Back in the Confessional…

March 4, 2011

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Why does it feel like a session in the church’s confessional whenever you get back into blogging after a prolonged period of absence? “WordPress forgive me for have been absent. It’s been two months and several days since the last time I posted. I have dishonored you by worshipping other social media sites. I have […]

Plugging away at the Starbucks

December 22, 2010

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There’s a line in The Grand Spectacular’s riff on hipsters, Being a dickhead is cool, that goes “pluggging on my laptop at the Starbucks down the road”. The song itself is love/hate ode to hipsters in the UK and probably around the world. Today I’ve spent several hours working on my mac at a Starbuck […]

A question of self…

December 8, 2010

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  Cover via Amazon For the past couple of months I have been reading varios books on social media (3 in particular): Erik Qualman‘s S   ocialnomics, Mitch Joel‘s Six Pixels of Separation, Damian Ryan and Calvin Jones’ Understanding Digital Marketing, and Brian Solis‘ Engaged (ok this one I am listening to as an audio […]

Crowdsourcing ideas and solutions…

November 30, 2010

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I have to admit that despite its condescending nature I sort of like those Windows 7 TV ads where various problems and issues, encountered by everyday people, are solved by going “to the cloud”. This is of course referencing the latest Windows 7 products and services that are starting to use cloud computing as a […]

So Facebook has revamped its messaging service…

November 16, 2010

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The news was barely out and already the social media-sphere was a buzz with Mark Zuckerberg‘s announcement that Facebook‘s messaging service was getting a much needed revamp. Some commenters went with the usual “I don’t care” and “it won’t work” tirade because Google Wave did before and while that makes sense, because the service will be […]

Playstation Phone…apparently it’s real!?

October 27, 2010

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Engadget has released some pictures of the much talked about Playstation Phone which they say will hit the market “soon”. How soon is not made clear. The phone is expected to use the Android 3.0 OS whilst boasting “a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and the screen is in the range of […]

Jumping the divide: Social gaming vs Console gaming

October 26, 2010

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Lately it seems as though there has been a lot of news going around about the share value of social game producer, Zynga, compared to that of established gaming behemoth, Electronic Arts. Today VentureBeat reported that the makers of Farmville, FishVille and Mafia Wars, among other titles is worth $5.27billion, a hair’s breath over EA’s $5.24 […]