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Google Glass

Google Glass was first released to developers in February 2013, and is scheduled to become available to consumers in early 2014. Google Glass is a wearable computer which has an optical head mounted display (OHMD), developed by Google and being manufactured by Foxconn. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format that can interact […]

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Fanatix – A New Social Media Network Dedicated to Sports Fans

Created in 2011, Fanatix is a social networking site that is dedicated to sports fans, providing users with the latest sporting stories from around the globe. It was designed by the creators of the “immensely popular” football blog – Caught Offside. Whereas ‘Caught of Side’ specialise in football results and transfer updates; Fanatix pride themselves on […]

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Can Social Media ever work in Harmony with Education?

With social media now booming and playing an even more integrated part in our society, it only makes sense that other industries would want to utilise the success. Most industries have already started integrating social media into their strategies for instance the retail industry selling virtual stock in virtual games to engage customers ('A Brand […]

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Facebook’s Native app Adverts Hit The Mark

Facebook currently offer different forms of advertising including the usual brand promotions and sponsored adverts; however their latest type of advert, ‘Native App Advertising’, has had some positive responses. Native app advertising is explained by Facebook as ‘Mobile Ads for Apps’ and is designed to aid mobile app developers expand their business. Native app advertising […]

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Social Media: helping, not hindering our society

Some people are saying that we’re losing humanity to technology; and that soon the only face that we’ll see will have the word ‘inter’ before it. With the number of technological advancements on the rise, and the sales of them increasing at an even steeper rate, it’s no wonder that our homes are playing host […]

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One Step Closer to Big Brother

If you go back around a couple of hundred years or so, we’d personally know everyone we needed to know, moreover, we’d know pretty much everything about them from where they lived to their social habits. This was mainly due to the small scale span of our networks as we lived, worked, shopped and socialised […]

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Media on the Move / Bite Sized Media

Twitter launched new micro-video sharing service- Vine, on the 24th January. It allows users to embed a 6 second video in their tweets. This continues Twitter’s ‘bite size’ approach to social media, as unlike Facebook it also has a 140 character limit per post.  The first video posted on vine was by Twitter’s boss, Dick […]

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The Twitter Influence War: Paddy Power Vs. Bet365

A few weeks ago we looked at Paddy Power and how they rule the social media landscape but the question is which famous bookmaker does a better job in social media? Based on engagement, determined by brand mentions, in the past month, Paddy Power blows Bet365 away. Paddy Power does a tremendous job interacting with their user base on multiple […]

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Facebook App Centre hits 150M Monthly Visitors

Facebook’s push for more engagement on its platform, to drive advertising and other monetization efforts (and to counterbalance that drooping stock price), is showing some gains, according to updated figures on both games and app usage released by the company today. Facebook now has 235 million people playing games on Facebook.com, up from 205 million […]

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Gamesys launch real money gambling on Facebook

We’ve been waiting for it to happen since January and finally it’s here – the first Facebook app that allows real money gambling! Bingo Friendzy is a bingo app that has been delivered by independent gaming partner Gamesys, Facebook confirmed this partnership will also extend to offer virtual slots on the social network.   Only […]

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