5 of the best and 5 of the rest: Shame on you Habitat!

5 of the best says shame on you to Habitat and their naughty spammy ways. This weeks 5 of the rest has all the Fs Funny, Fashion and inFormative (ok that last one was pushing it a bit.)

5 of the best

Spezify

Spezify is a visual search engine that pulls in content from all sorts of social networks such as twitter, flickr and youtube. It presents this back as a collage of images. Great for getting a feel for a brand or topic however I’m not sure how realiable it will be for some terms. Let me know if you find it useful.

Spezify search for Nike

Spezify search for Nike

How not to use Twitter: HabitatUK as a case study

Naughty naughty habitat! A lot of spam accounts have been using a Twitter trending hashtag to give their tweets greater exposure, but this is the first time I have seen a big name business do it! Habitat have since removed the offending tweets but have yet to apologise or even admit to their spammy twitter behaviour.

Facebook readies rival to Twitter Search

Facebook are trying to take on Twitter’s real time search with a version of their own. Facebook has been sorely lacking a way of really finding out what people are talking about and with millions upon millions of users this could become a really useful tool for listening to audiences.

Facebook’s click fraud problem

Click fraud has been an issue with online advertising for a while. It now seems though that click fraud has become a major issue for people advertising on Facebook. Have any of you had a similar problem?

BooneOakley.com

Boon Oakley are an ad agency who have built their entire site out of youtube videos. Very cleverly made and a great use of social media. Really gets across their creativity and their ability to do something different.

5 of the rest

DEADLINE post-it stop motion

So, so tempted to make one of these in the office. Not sure if I could get away with pretending it was work or not though.

The Nike Experiment: How the Shoe Giant Unleashed the Power of Personal Metrics

For the runners out there. Nike+ is a really interesting way of tracking your running and getting healthier. This article explains why everyone loves it so much.

Zero Out of Five

Remember how bored you used to get in exams? Here is a blog full of very funny exam papers featuring lovely student’s (and sometimes teacher’s) doodles.

(The green pen is the teachers additions)

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Writing Microcopy

Even as someone who doesn’t write much copy I found this is a really interesting article. Even the smallest bit of text can make a huge difference to how people find using your website.

Social Media Venn Diagram

A t-shirt for all you social media experts out there ;)

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