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2009 December

25 Dec '09

Happy Christmas, Happy New year

Seems like an appropriate photo right now (yes, that’s younger me in the picture!):

Have a good holiday, take care, see you in 2010, and thanks 🙂

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23 Dec '09

Crystal ball social media predictions + Facebook Memology

Here’s a short, punchy approach to trend forecasting, with a nod to Twitter’s 140 characters format.

TrendsSpotting Market Research has just published a slideshare presentation that presents 140 character forecasts from a number of industry people with more than … Read More

22 Dec '09

Google Waving goodbye to 2009

It remains to be seen if Google Wave will catch on next year, but in the meantime someone has found a novel use for the collaboration tool that is infinitely more fun and intelligent than another end of year list.

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21 Dec '09

No need to de-friend on Facebook with Death Star app

Facebook brand apps keep getting better, with Adidas taking things a step further with an immersive Star Wars experience which smartly conflates elements of your Facebook friends, Google’s Street View and the movie itself.

Using Facebook Connect, the app enables … Read More

18 Dec '09

The jury is still out on Bit.ly’s new video tracking service

Bit.ly the URL shortener and tracking service, has launched its own video tracking service called Bitly.TV.

A whopping 2bn links a month pass through Bit.ly’s link shortening service, which enables the company to see some of the most shared … Read More

16 Dec '09

YouTube reveals first ever most watched list

It’s pretty hard at this time of the year to avoid end of year round-ups wherever you look.

Twitter loves a list and the end of the decade has fanned the flames of this trend, giving rise to even more … Read More

16 Dec '09

Publicis and the YouTube Bear Pit

Everyone has an inner-agency-bitch. Your inner-bitch is most likely to surface when you see another agency’s work. If the work’s from an agency you like you’ll irrationally love it. If it’s from an agency you hate – hate stemming largely … Read More

15 Dec '09

Social networks roll out the changes

Some interesting changes happening at Twitter and LinkedIn at the moment, which give a hint of where both social networks are heading in the New Year.

Twitter has announced on its official blog it is to begin beta testing a … Read More

11 Dec '09

The story behind the Viral Ad Network …

In the last couple of weeks, Rubber Republic has rolled out the latest iteration of the Viral Ad Network.

We’ve had some good coverage in the trade press (from NMA and The Drum to sites such as Brand Republic, … Read More

10 Dec '09

What’s on your m..mm..mind?

The auto-tune meme might well be on its last legs, but Sony’s Facebook twist is pretty cool nonetheless.

Sony has launched the ‘Auto-Tune Your Status’ app, which enables Facebook users to create a status update that can be played … Read More