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Internal Collaboration With Social Media

19.11.2010 by Dick Branston

I've been thinking recently, that for me the problem with the hype surrounding Social Media, is that people often just think of it as a marketing tool and nothing more. However, forget that facebook, twitter, digg...etc exist and think of Social Media as an ethos and a philosophy. These are communication tools that enhance our ability to collaborate, create groups and use the web in a far more sociable and connected way. But by sociable, I don't mean to socialise. No, I mean to communicate, work together, share experiences and much more. These tools are being used to great effect…

Can Facebook Rival Gmail?

15.11.2010 by Dick Branston

This rumour has been going on for a while now, but as it starts to look more like a reality, it just makes me think how massive this news could be! If Facebook also became our personal email system, this…

Web Developer? Need Maps?

28.10.2009 by Micro-Clouseau

Over at MS they're developing a whole load of web addons (as discussed in previous WebPI post). This particular little number might be useful for the wider community of developers who might not need such automated tools to configure their…

Getting Your Name Out is Still Important

27.10.2009 by Dick Branston

It is no surprise that over the last 18 months marketing spend has decreased as businesses tighten their belts against recession. Spending money on speculating for new customers always seems to be the first expense to be cut back. However,…

A Billion Views, The Planet’s Favourite Channel!

20.10.2009 by Dick Branston

If anyone was still in doubt about web users’ appetite for watching streamed content online then YouTube’s latest figures should be all the convincing they need. The website’s founder, Chad Hurley, stated last week that YouTube is now getting over…

Google Goes from Strength to Strength

16.10.2009 by Dick Branston

Is there a more dominant business in its market than Google is today? The word ‘giant’ is over used to describe the size of companies but in Google’s case is seems inadequately small. So let’s say the galaxy-sized company this…

Can Facebook Threads Enhance Google’s Offering?

12.10.2009 by Dick Branston

Google recently added forum results to its search listings. The aim is to include more social media in its results mix. But is it a good idea? Well they say variety is the spice of life and it terms of…

UK Leads World in Online Advertising

5.10.2009 by Dick Branston

New figures show that UK businesses are leading the way in utilising the Internet for advertising. According to data released by the Internet Advertising Bureau, the UK has become the first major world economy where advertisers are now spending more…

Sale Sharks Hospitality is the Place to Be

2.9.2009 by Dick Branston

Did you know that the Sale Sharks match day hospitality is the best ticket in Greater Manchester for meeting and mixing with the biggest names in business? Despite all the top flight football teams, cricket, ice hockey and rugby league…

Twitting Money – Chapter Two

11.5.2009 by Dick Branston

About a month ago I blogged about the possibility of Twitter becoming a viable commercial venture for its owners. Back then I surmised that Twitter wanted it to be so, as did its venture capital backers who had pumped millions…