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28 July 2009

UK government issue 20 page guide on Twitter

UK government issue 20 page guide on Twitter“Twitter more” says British governmentThe British government is encouraging civil servants to tweet more with 20 page guidelineThe British government has published guidelines for its departments on using the microblogging service Twitter.  The guidelines urge departments to ‘tweet’ more, for up to an hour a day.The 20 page document, which w...

23 July 2009

Gigya and Drupal to make social media integration easy for site owners

Gigya and Drupal to make social media integration easy for site ownersGigya and Acquia unveil Socialize for sites using Drupal’s CMSWebsite owners to integrate with social platforms including Twitter, Facebook, MySpace with Gigya Socialize Drupal moduleSocial technology company Gigya has teamed up with content management system (CMS) provider Drupal to provide social plug-ins for Drupal powered websites.Gigya has ...

20 July 2009

comScore release results of UK social networking study

comScore release results of UK social networking studycomScore study shows Twitter UK growth over 3000 per cent80% of UK internet users accessing social networking according to comScoreMeasurement and reporting company comScore has today announced the findings of its UK focused social networking study.The study found that almost 30 million people (and 80% of UK internet users) accessed a social net...

15 July 2009

TV to go social with Verizon, Facebook, Twitter, Dailymotion and more

TV to go social with Verizon, Facebook, Twitter, Dailymotion and moreVerizon announces interactive social TV plans with application platformVerizon to launch Internet Video, Widget Bazaar and application development platformUS wireless giant Verizon has today unveiled plans to bring the social web to the television with an open development platform and new social service for its FiOS TV service.With the launch of...

13 July 2009

Bayer unveil Nintendo DS tool and social network for diabetes

Bayer unveil Nintendo DS tool and social network for diabetesNintendo DS game and social network for children with diabetes to launchBayer Healthcare unveils release plans of DIDGET diabetes monitoring tool for Nintendo DS Pharmaceutical company Bayer Healthcare has today announced a new online community and blood glucose monitoring tool for young people living with diabetes in the United Kingdom.The t...

02 July 2009

Lance Armstrong to blog from Tour de France

Lance Armstrong to blog from Tour de FranceExclusive Tour de France content online from Lance ArmstrongLIVESTRONG create behind-the-scenes look at Tour de France with content from Lance ArmstrongWorld champion cyclist Lance Armstrong will be updating Tour de France fans throughout the 22 day event through his online health community LIVESTRONG.Armstrong will be updating the site daily wi...

01 July 2009

Playfish instals 100m games on Facebook, Bebo and MySpace

Playfish instals 100m games on Facebook, Bebo and MySpacePlayfish delivers 100 million games in 18 monthsSocial gaming company Playfish Games sees over 100 million games installed in 1.5 yearsPlayfish, the London based social games company has today announced that over 100 million of its games have been installed across popular social networks such as Facebook, Bebo and MySpace.Playfish rather ambitio...

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