Tag: Social Media

19 Jun 2009
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Pick of the week

My June diary is turning out to be unusually heavy on the continuing professional development front. For someone like me who gets giddy at the prospect of just one course, this is like all my birthdays have come at once. First up was ‘EU Terminology and other EU Reference Material‘, jointly organised by the ITI […]

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29 May 2009
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ITI Sustainability in Translation Conference – my experience: day 2

After a delightful evening meal at the library of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (the main conference venue), we reconvened early the next morning for another day of presentations, chat and lots of coffee. I felt that there was a perceptible shift on the second day towards the more practical, day-to-day aspects of translation and […]

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25 Feb 2009
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We’re all tweeting nuts

Traditional media in the UK seem to be working themselves up into a frenzy over social media websites lately, and Twitter in particular. It’s almost like they just realised that the internet exists beyond Web 1.0. Disappointingly, almost without exception they woefully misunderstand Twitter even more than other social media tools, which they more or […]

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23 Jan 2009
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Moving with the times

If you were in any doubt as to the sheer force and immediacy of online media as an information source, check out these stats on Mashable about what was happening online during President Obama’s inauguration on Tuesday. The same site also did an interesting piece on how the new president might seek to apply his […]

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14 Jan 2009
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New Twitter tool: Twitrans

TechCrunch announced today (kudos to @matthewbennett for the link via Twitter) a new free service on Twitter called Twitrans. Twitter users are able to send their tweets to this service and a few minutes later a translation is received which the user can post to followers who speak another language. Unlike many similar tools, this […]

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19 Dec 2008
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Pick of the week

As we say goodbye to one year and wait with anticipation to welcome the next, the media usually adopts a more philosophical attitude, trying to make sense of the past 12 months, in a ‘what just happened?’ sort of way. It seems to me that people like that at this time of year, almost as […]

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