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Facebook takes on Google and the Isle of Man has never been so close to a Natural Disaster! (5 of the best)

Posted in 5 of the best and 5 of the rest, Social media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2009 by glennwhite

Our favourite social media stories from the past week and  5 other random things that may or may not be interesting.

5 of the best

Facebook in challenge to Google

Revealed: why Facebook acquired FriendFeed

Facebook acquires Friendfeed

The big news this week was that Friendfeed was snapped up by Facebook straight from under Google’s nose and we have not one, but two articles about the event.

99 Designs

99 designs is a site for designers to find clients. Competitions are set up with a brief and cash prize and designers then enter their ideas for a logo or design. It is a great way for a designer to build a portfolio, find clients and make some money at the same time. A good example of how the web and social networks can bring people together who may otherwise not have met.

The legend of the Witch lives on

In amongst the possiblity of a “true” Blair Witch project story is an interesting story about an internet marketing campaign. Funny to think how inventive having a fictional website for your movie was, but 10 years ago was one of the first. Now entire marketing campaigns have been built around crossing fiction with reality.

5 social media campaign killers

5 reasons your social media campaign might die!

A tinythread

A very simple looking website that allows you to create conversation threads that can be commented on using your twitter account. Will be interesting to see if it takes off.

5 of the rest


The rules are simple; get from one wikipedia article to another in as few clicks as possible by using the hyperlinks within the articles. Take on a random challenge or set one for yourself. Can anyone beat my score of 4 for Isle of Man to Natural Disaster.

23 Badly Placed Internet Ads

23 internet ads that probably shouldn’t have appeared on the pages they did.

Hurrah Bah

A weird and slightly surreal selection of images and text. I am not quite sure what to make of it…but I can’t help but read it.

When feminism went nuts

Has our society given up on feminism? What does the current generation think of the treatment of women in the modern day world?

Invisible Hand

Finally we have a Firefox plugin to help you bargain hunters out there! Have been using this for a week or so now and I have been quite impressed. Mainly because unlike a lot of Firefox plugins this one is really unobtrusive.


What the F**k is social media and why does your sandwich bore me? (5 of the best)

Posted in Social media with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2009 by glennwhite

Our favourite social media stories from the past week and  5 other random things that may or may not be interesting.

5 of the best

Sport driven

Sport driven is an online community for sport teams to find sponsorship and advertising and vice versa. Social media and online communities are a fantastic way of putting people together with similar interests or goals. Good luck to Sport Driven and we hope to see more from them soon. (Found via springwise)

On Feedback, Web Technology, Culture and the Individual

Are you thinking about “the impending age of feedback”? You probably should be, read this article to find out why and how drastically it could change everything.

What the F**k is social media: One Year Later

This is a really well put together presentation, full of great facts (and some good laughs to). Well worth checking out whether you are a social media marketer or new to the whole thing.

Playing Together: What Games Can Learn from Social Software

This talk explores how the games we play for fun can learn from the networks and tools we use to communicate. Since this talk Microsoft have announced that they will be adding Facebook and Twitter intergration into their Xbox 360 console and this may lead to game intergration. I will apologise in advance if I start tweeting video replays of my  “amazing” goals in Fifa.

Jam Legend

Jam Legend is a social network for jamming. The site revolves around a “Guitar Hero” style game where players can play on their own or against each other with a variety of songs. Users can even upload their own songs to play with. This is another great example of a platform that is pulling together users around a common interest and allowing them to interact with their music and each other.

5 of the rest

Emails from crazy people

Another great email exchange from the people that bought us “7 legged spider

Sandwich Design

You will never want to eat a normal triangle sandwich again!

Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes

If you read this blog you could read @mrtomasz‘s tweets in 0.0034 seconds. Probably.

DIY Kyoto

This amazing little device tells you how much energy you are using in your house. So not only could it save you money but it looks pretty stylish too. I want one!

Video Interview With Moon Director Duncan Jones

If you haven’t seen Moon go watch it now! I will wait…

…you seen it? Amazing wasnt it! Now watch the video interview with David Bowie’s very talented son 🙂

May Day Twiday!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 1, 2009 by glennwhite

A lovely bank holiday weekend awaits, but before you go sun bathing remember it’s Twiday! Take a look at what has caught the Qubites eyes on Twitter this past week.


@nijay: I have nothing else to add. Perfection.

@ShawnElliott: http://vancouver.en.craigsl…

@ShawnElltiott: http://cuteanimals.todaysbi…


@charlesroper The first digital camera manufacturer to be brave enough to stop chasing megapixels come up with a triumph:

@MelKirk Have a meeting with some publishers at Natmags this afternoon & just realised I didn’t paint my nails. Fuck.

@mrtomasz There was an outbreak of swine flu a couple of years ago @yourmumshouse


@abigvictory Thanks for having your kid write out that birthday card at the cash register. The ten people in line behind you are cool with that. Ass.

@abigvictory No, I don’t have swine flu. It’s just a cold. More like….piglet flu.


@tweetmeme 23 Social Media Marketing Tips from Dell, Comcast, HP, Wells Fargo, Best Buy, General Mills, Ford, UPS,…

@MichaelDonnelly Reading: “What Does Facebook’s “Open Stream” Mean for Marketers?” (


@Kerb The govt. needs to spy on you in order to stop murderers and paedos. Do murderers often email in advance?

@mrtomasz: I’m gonna buy a pet rabbit and make him wear a monacle, frock coat and top hat. I’m gonna name him Lord Hutchlington. Yeah.

@jonaths: #channel4 offices (note: more interesting than it sounds 🙂