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The SocialITe

Discussing the trends, technologies and corporate strategies for social media.

January 2011

  • Scam of the earth in Brazil...

    Mark Hillary 25 Jan 2011
  • If you have not noticed, it's been raining a lot recently - in a lot of places. I live in Brazil now, so I've seen the wave of rain sweeping across the South of Brazil and causing chaos in São ...

  • Social networks isolate users

    Mark Hillary 25 Jan 2011
  • There is growing a body of academic evidence suggesting that social networks lead to more isolation, rather than communication and connections.It's true that when you walk into a bar or cafe and ...

  • The Online Political Merry-go-round

    Mark Hillary 20 Jan 2011
  • Once again, Twitter proves its worth as an unbeatable source of real-time information. Forget indexed search engines, or search engines that try integrating tweets into results, just take a look at ...

  • CIOs who tweet. Why?

    Mark Hillary 19 Jan 2011
  • I saw a Computer Weekly story about CIOs who tweet flash by on my news feed and clicked through to it, only to find that my online friend had recommended a story from ten months ago. Well, it's ...

  • Dell enabling social conversations

    Mark Hillary 17 Jan 2011
  • Just before Christmas I had a chat on the phone with Richard Binhammer (@richardatdell) at Dell because I had heard about some interesting initiatives they had for enabling the employee use of ...

  • A life saved by Twitter

    Mark Hillary 14 Jan 2011
  • Chris and Katy Mann (@mannix1000) tragically lost their three month-old son, Charlie, to meningitis in October 2010 and are now passionate about trying to save the lives of others from this ...

  • Myspace (almost) RIP

    Mark Hillary 14 Jan 2011
  • Myspace has slashed it's workforce, cutting half of all jobs on one fell swoop.How long before it folds completely to exist only as a chapter in the history of social networking?In the days before ...