Debbie has a background of retail, office work and social sciences, so has varied and wide-ranging interests. She’s always been a newshound and enjoys writing so this is just about her dream vocation. Debbie also loves to communicate and as one whom 10 years ago had barely touched a computer, feels able to take on the challenge, and indeed it’s sometimes difficult now to tear her away from her writing.
General Election 2010: The first campaigns to use Social Media
This time around the General Election will be more affected by social and media than ever before, with it having an influence all its own, on politics today. The election campaigns being presently crafted by creative and media agencies will be very different from the campaigns of the past as technology and especially social […]
Facebook denies that “sharing data” means using for ads
TV debate,”Ask the Chancellors” moving with the times via Facebook & Twitter
Tomorrow will see a live television debate between Alastair Darling, current Chancellor, and 2 opposing would-be chancellors. The three have agreed to a no-holds-barred confrontation in contrast to the leaders debates which have been planned, which have strict limitations and rules.
Twitter & Facebook controversy for Scott Brown & Rachel Maddows
It seems that Twitter and Facebook are the cause of a controversy that’s built up between media personality Rachel Maddow and Senator Scott Brown. Speculation of Maddow launching a challenge against Brown surfaced largely it seems because of Facebook and Twitter rumors, leading Brown to send a fund-raising email saying the Democrats were planning […]
Social Media Marketing benefits: Talking to the customer
Although many of us still think of Social Media Marketing as a new frontier, it’s really got a full head of steam now and many businesses would benefit from making it one of their major business tools. All the talk at one time may have been on Twitter, Facebook etc., for social networking, but now […]
Twitter to Facebook: Social media in the workplace
A few years ago nobody had ever heard of Social Media and yet now its part of the workplace, just as much as the coffee machine. Managers are having to confront the reality of Facebook, Twitter and the like, and more than likely realise they have to accept the fact it’s happening. Small business […]
Social Media Marketing: Coca Cola vs. Pepsi Refresh
It’s interesting to take a look at Social Media marketing strategy and see how 2 of the largest companies in the world compare when using it. The companies concerned are Pepsi Refresh and Coca-Cola. The report used the 2 Twitter accounts they thought most active, which were: @Pepsi “Your direct line to the […]
Google Maps Street View populated by avatars
We’ve heard of an online realm with the title of Project X which sounds like a fascinating plan. Micazook, a company that attempts to bring reality to online virtual worlds, has come up with Project X (working title), which will attempt to bring the design of Second Life and overlay it across the real […]
Obama Twitter account hacked into, Frenchman arrested
A fascinating story comes to us today with news that a hacker in France has apparently gained access to the Twitter accounts of President Obama, Britney Spears and other notable public figures. A 25-year-old Frenchman, who has not yet been named was arrested on Tuesday and is being questioned by French police.
Twitter and Boat Made of Plastic Bottles
This is a rather remarkable story which will interest many of you I hope. If I told you that a boat constructed of 12,000 plastic bottles was currently sailing on a voyage from San Francisco to Sydney, I’m not sure you’d believe me, but you should because it’s absolutely true.