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Please enter a quantity of 1 or more. The quantity you chose exceeds the quantity available. Please enter your name. Please enter an email address. Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your message or comments. Please enter the code as shown on the image. Please select the date you would like to attend. Please enter a valid email address in the To: field. Please enter a subject for your message. Please enter a message. You can only send this invitations to 10 email addresses at a time. $$$$ is not a properly formatted colour. Please limit your message to $$$$ characters. $$$$ is not a valid email address. Please enter a promotional code. Twitter: autoposting, shortlinks, hastags and mentions. Following on from my previous blog post on corporate social media use, here are a few tips to writing good messages on Twitter (or tweets).

Twitter: autoposting, shortlinks, hastags and mentions

A similar post about Facebook will follow. No Autopost If you have blog, it may be tempting to set up autoposting. This means the site automatically spits out a tweet (if you connect your account) with the blog post title and the link. No hiding place. Continuing with the Likely Lads theme from my earlier pos t one of the most famous episodes is a great example of how much technology has changed our lives in a single generation.

No hiding place

No hiding place was filmed roundabout the year I was born (1976) and the lads set out to avoid finding out the score of an England game, so they can watch the TV highlights later that night. Part of the joke is that this should be a relatively easy task to achieve because England are playing in far away Bulgaria and in the 1970s they didn’t have Sky Sports, iPhones or rolling news. This episode would never work today of course – the ubiquity of football coverage, our insatiable appetite for new ways of getting information and the sheer variety of platforms would make avoiding the result a near impossibility.

Hypnotist plans to put Facebookers in trance - Online, Media - T. Chris Hughes has signed up more than 6,000 people for the stunt being run through social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.

Hypnotist plans to put Facebookers in trance - Online, Media - T

Mr Hughes, 34, said: "It started when someone suggested we do a mass hypnosis. "Nobody has ever tried this before on such a mass scale. There is no world record so we are attempting to set a world record for the largest online group hypnosis session.


Rage Against the X Factor and AT&T: The rise of one-click protes. A US blog has issued a call to arms for iPhone owners to unite in a co-ordinated protest against AT&T to overwhelm the network this Friday.

Rage Against the X Factor and AT&T: The rise of one-click protes

In the same week UK music fans are 'chartbombing' the Christmas number 1 in objection to the X Factor, in the latest examples of what we're calling 'one-click protest'. Satirical blogger Fake Steve Jobs -- in reality Newsweek writer Daniel Lyons -- proposes Operation Chokehold to protest against connection issues. He wants US users to switch off Wi-Fi and fire up data-intensive apps on their iPhones for a solid hour at noon on Friday 18 December, or 8pm in the UK. Whether the action will knacker the network is unclear, but voice and emergency calls are unlikely to be affected. Facebook more than doubled its number of users this year. A live world premiere of a Shakira video took place exclusively on Facebook but drew less than 100,000 viewers.

Facebook more than doubled its number of users this year

Photograph: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Even by Facebook's standards, the past 12 months have been remarkable. Rock & Roll Will Never Die? It Might on Facebook. 9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media. Olivia Mitchell is a presentation trainer and blogger.

9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media

Her blog has a wealth of presentation tips and she has written a free eBook, "How to Present with Twitter and Other Backchannels. " Follow her on Twitter. Pioneer presenters are using social media to engage their audience and extend the reach of their ideas. Twitter, Facebook, and numerous custom online tools allow presenters to create a backchannel for their audience's ideas and feedback.

Silvio Berlusconi: Italian government threatens to block anti-Be. Redirect. Facebook employees know better than most the value of privacy. This past summer Facebook relocated from University Avenue in Palo Alto, CA — where several buildings fan out along the downtown strip — to a new central office in Stanford Research Park. A good friend and two-year veteran of Facebook invited me to check out the new space. When I arrived, a security guard handed me a non-disclosure contract to fill out, a requirement to enter the building.

“Just making sure you’re not a Twitter spy,” he said. I can therefore not describe the tour my friend gave, though photos of the new space abound on the Internet. Facebook Connect Comes to MySpace. Facebook blocks social network 'suicide' website - Media, News - The number one social network also said it had sent a "cease-and-desist" letter to another website,, which also helps you kill off your virtual identity.

Facebook blocks social network 'suicide' website - Media, News -

The Web 2.0 Suicide Machine site, which features a hangman's noose on its homepage, deletes profiles, friends and other information on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn for users who provide their account information. "This machine lets you delete all your energy sucking social-networking profiles, kill your fake virtual friends, and completely do away with your Web2.0 alterego," it says.


Myspace. Twitter. Keep All Those Resolutions You Just Made: Try mySomeday. So, this year, you've resolved to lose weight, take a class, learn a new language and buy a better mobile device.

Keep All Those Resolutions You Just Made: Try mySomeday

Good for you - but we all know how well most new year's resolutions go. If you want to strike while the iron is hot, we've found mySomeday, a new tool for solidifying, planning and executing your dreams into realities. The site's a little bit like and a little like LetSimonDecide, but it's also got simple project management tools and interesting social features. Could mySomeday actually help us stick to our resolutions? A while ago, we tested, a semantic search engine for aspirations that asked users to list goals, share progress and encourage one another.

Teenagers risk death in internet strangling craze - Home News, U. In one, a group of teenagers set out clear guidelines to the practice in an "instructional video", while in several others British voices can be heard.

Teenagers risk death in internet strangling craze - Home News, U

The problem has been increasingly acknowledged in the United States, Canada and France but campaigners warn that Britain is turning a blind eye.


Plurk. The power of social media. We All Live In Public Now. Get Used To It. As the Web becomes more social, privacy becomes harder and harder to come by. People are over-sharing on Facebook and Twitter, broadcasting their whereabouts every ten steps on Foursquare and Gowalla, and uploading photos and videos of their most private moments to the Web for all to see. Net Users Warned Of Social Networking Virus. Gravatars Can Leak Users' Email Addresses. RockYou Hack: From Bad To Worse. Earlier today news spread that social application site RockYou had suffered a data breached that resulted in the exposure of over 32 Million user accounts. To compound the severity of the security breach, it was found that RockYou are storing all user account data in plain text in their database, exposing all that information to attackers.

RockYou have yet to inform users of the breach, and their blog is eerily silent – but the details of the security breach are going from bad to worse. The first issue is that RockYou attempted to downplay the entire incident, first by covering it up by not notifying users and then downplaying it in an official statement as being an issue that only affected ‘older’ applications. The hacker responsible for the initial breach published a small portion of the dataset he had retrieved and was able to show that not only did he have access to their entire database, but also passwords were stored in the clear. Where RockYou Went Wrong. Yunait launches as a social network for bargains. Event Planning Online: 14 Essential Social Media Tools. 20 Tips to Define And Manage Your Social Networks [Part 1] - Flo.