Monthly Archives::January 2012

25 January 2012

A new Path for Social

- Featured Maybe you have Facebook fatigue. Maybe the constant updates from Twitter and Foursquare make you feel swamped by ‘lifecasting’.  Perhaps Instagr.am is a bit too lomo for your tastes. Enter Path, the social network that has been described as “anti-social”. Path launched in 2010, the brainchild of ex-Facebook executive Dave Morin, who saw...

23 January 2012

Google Search goes social

- Featured For some time the technorati and blogosphere have been wildly speculating on where Google + would go next.  Since launching last year it is the fastest growing social media site, beating Twitter, Linked In and Facebook for user growth over time. However, it is still mainly the realm for the...

20 January 2012

Is “Pin” the new “Like”? Pinterest joins Facebook

- Featured Like Marmite, Pinterest fans will either love or hate this week’s news; Facebook announced on Wednesday evening the addition of 60 new apps to combine functionality  with Facebook, including the pinboard social site Pinterest.    Launched in March 2010, Pinterest is a user generated site allowing members to create theme-based image boards. Users populate their...

18 January 2012

Stop SOPA

- Featured Today is a terrifying day for the World Wide Web. The unchartered cyberspace realm of free speech, knowledge sharing and exchange is under fire from what could be a potentially make or break bill. SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act and PIPA, Protect IP Act, are being debated and to...

11 January 2012

All Huff and no pay: writers unite?

- Blur Media The Huffington post finds itself once again at the heart of a Twitter storm of writers and bloggers. The aggregated content website launched in 2005 by Arianna Huffington and sold last year to AOL for a whopping $315 million US dollars is under attack from writing professionals about the way...

9 January 2012

Crowdsourcing blogs at blur Group

- Blur Group During 2011 blog page views across blur Group’s network more than doubled. We know that they’re a sought-out information source for those working in the creative industries, those using them and people looking for that different perspective on new startups, the latest art, marketing must-haves, design desires and a view...