Tag: web 2.0

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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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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16 Oct 2008
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British institutions wake up to social media?

The BBC news says that the Queen will be visiting the London offices of Google today. This strikes me as an unusual visit for a head of state, but I’m actually impressed that she has even heard of Google. It’s obviously a sign of just how important the internet is to our society that even […]

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06 Oct 2008
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Stop press! Facebook to be translated into UK English ;)

My husband was surprised to be greeted by the above message when he logged into Facebook over the weekend. For those of you who like me are slightly visually challenged and have to squint to read it, this is what it says: “Do you speak English (UK)? Help translate Facebook into English (UK) so that […]

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