Julian Assange took a typically reserved stance on the subject of privacy recently. “The ability to surveil everyone on the planet is almost there,” he decreed at SXSWi from his Ecuadorian bunker in the heart of Knightsbridge. To be honest, when it comes to filling the news pages, the integrity of personal data didn’t need the world’s most famous fugitive to raise its profile. In fact, if a recent conversation I had is anything to go by then it’s sure to remain a distinctive trend for a little while yet. Read More
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Vine have announced that it will be competing with the likes of Snapchat and Instagram as it unveiled the platform’s new private messaging functionality, which allows users to send a looping six-second Vine to anyone in their address book – even if they aren’t on Vine.
Email has always been Facebook’s Achilles Heel. In 2010 the ubiquitous social network tried to rectify this by launching its own email system, trying to attract its users to ditch their tried and tested providers.
However, it has not been plain sailing and the lack of consumer interest culminated last month with Facebook’s decision to close its email service accompanied by the concession from one spokesperson: “We’re making this change because most people haven’t been using their Facebook email address.” Read More
Facebook caused a stir last night when it unexpectedly announced the acquisition of popular instant messaging app WhatsApp, for a staggering $16bn at least.
The announcement was made last night UK, and had most of our jaws on the ground, such was the size of the deal, which dwarfs Facebook’s previous acquisition of Instagram for $1bn. Read More
In the wake of three of the largest SEO penalties since people started to “Google” stuff (Rap Genius, Expedia and Irwin Mitchell) – here is the7stars’ guide to the SEO tactics that work and at the same time keep you safe from the dreaded Google penalty.
It’s more important now than ever, to understand the implications of SEO tactics. SEO is not a dark art built on smoke and mirrors, it should be understandable, transparent and accountable no matter how large your campaign is. Read More
Facebook is ten years old this week. Since its inception the site has been incredibly influential in altering the way that we communicate with each other. Recently however, the site has been compared by academics at Princeton University to a disease that people eventually build up immunity to. Its offer to purchase younger rival Snapchat was also rebuffed. So is Facebook in decline? Read More
Mark Zuckerburg and his social social network have survived legal wrangling, privacy scares, and a somewhat rocky IPO to remain top of the pile. Many of us know part of the Facebook story, courtesy of endless Zuckerburg profiles and, of course, the film “The Social Network”. However, it’s easy to forget some of the site’s significant milestones that, in just a decade, turned Facebook into the force we know today. Read More
It’s pretty easy to get massive viral PR in Singapore and increase customer engagement. Create a website that specialises in adultery. “Bring it” to Singapore. Let the politicians, facebook and public do the rest, then finally “ban it”. Bang you have the No.1 “dating” site in Singapore and over 100,000 new customers with zero spend. Genius.