Technology: Best of the Tech Blogs

A force for good

Posted by Amy Stevens

6 January - Twitter and Facebook stepped up a gear recently. After Serena Beakhurst disappeared three weeks ago in London, a campaign was launched appealing for information. Police investigating the Jo Yeates case also launched a Facebook campaign. It is interesting to see social networking being used with a conscience and amazing Serena has been found. It will be undoubtedly credited to the online hunt ...

Prove value online

Posted by Stephen Waddington

6 January - Barely a day passes by without a direct email or cold call from a social media monitoring vendor. It's a dumb way to sell a sophisticated product to an audience that is readily approachable via social networks. I'm genuinely surprised vendors don't use tools to track conversation and sentiment around a topic and demonstrate their value by sharing insight.

The next big thing?

Posted by Drew Benvie

4 January - Quora is the new shiny thing in social media. It has been on the block for a few months, but only really began being talked about in November. Quora mixes the best of social sites and appeals to a broad audience. You can post long articles, contribute to and organise other people's content, search out threads and chat to like-minded people ...

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