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Facebook goes crazy for Zuckerberg wedding

So it turns out people care a lot more about the fact that Mark Zuckerberg got married this weekend than they do about the fact that his company raised billion of dollars in its IPO. Want proof? Just look at the number of likes each event has on the hoodied one's timeline. His marriage has over one-million likes: His IPO announcement meanwhile only got 511 likes: According to The Next Web, the wedding picture even surpasses Zuckerberg's goodbye note ...

Web development

WordPress. Joomla. Drupal. Yawn. 25+ powerful CMSes for hipsters

hipster_feature It's estimated that WordPress, Joomla and Drupal combined, constitute roughly 70% of the CMS market. Probably for good reason too. All three are highly customisable, extensible and have massive loyal -- some say cult-like -- user communities. CNN and Time run on Wordpress. Joomla boasts big clients such as eBay, Barnes & Noble, Ikea and Pizza Hut. Ever heard of a little site called The Economist? How about The White House? Drupal have those covered. Clearly, if you're cool you wouldn't ...

Social media

Three reasons business needs a complete social mindshift

Flux There are a load of businesses and people out there still grappling with terms like "social media marketing". But that's just the tip of the iceberg. The truth is that there are a lot of organisations out there that still don't know how how to sell themselves to other businesses. In my mind there is a drastic shift that is needed. And the social media revolution (yes, I said revolution) has spurred on this need for evolution in business to business ...

Advertising & Marketing

Selling yourself in the digital era: It’s still about spreading ideas

innovation When it comes to selling yourself or your brand, the real task is to spread ideas. Simply put, we want to spread the idea that our brand is amazing, or that you would be crazy not to come to our show or who would vote for anyone other than our party? Yes I know there’s also other stuff, like product development and research and innovation, but in the end it’s the idea of what that product is, what feelings it evokes ...

Gearburn

Diablo III — a hell of a good time [Review]

Diablo 3 is a nuanced game, and even though engineering, art, and design complement each other perfectly, it’s still not a perfect. Nonetheless, it’s a hell of a good time. ‘Same same, but different’ -- the popular Thai-English saying -- has never had more meaning than when comparing Diablo 3 (D3) with its predecessors. With Diablo’s core mechanics in place, Blizzard Entertainment has managed the tightrope act of appealing to new fans while still pleasing diehards. Hack, slash and loot to ...

News

It’s official: Chrome is the web’s most popular browser

It's finally happened. Chrome is now the world's most popular web browser. Microsoft haters the world over, rejoice. According to figures from online research company StatsCounter, Google's browser overtook Internet Explorer -- which has long dominated the broswer wars -- some time last week. Of the most popular browsers, Chrome is the only one that has shown real and consistent growth over the past year. Both Internet Explorer and Firefox have been on the decline, although the latter has shown ...

News

New Daily Maverick site goes live

Regular Memeburn readers may recall that we got a sneak preview of the new Daily Maverick site a few weeks back. Today the South African-based investigative news outfit's site is live. What we saw in the sneak preview is more or less what the Daily Maverick has given us. The site eschews the option of having as much of its content showing at one time as possible. Instead it's gone for a minimalist, linear, more blog-like approach. For anyone with short ...

News

YouTube turns seven: 72 hours of content now uploaded every minute

Think back to 2005. What were you doing then? Well Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim were getting ready to launch a site that would completely change the way we view video on the web. Yup seven years ago, YouTube first buffered its way into the world's imagination. Okay the company was actually officially founded in February of that year, but it was in May that its founders first decided to share the site with the world. Just over ...

News

Pakistan restores Twitter after weekend blockage

Pakistan has restored access to Twitter in the country after blocking it over the weekend, saying that it would turn to Interpol for help with screening sensitive content. Somewhat ironically, the country's interior minister took to the social network to explain that the government had chosen to shut it down because of "un Islamic" content, adding that the country's government had tried contacting Twitter, but that it had not been of any assistance. The series of tweets started out ...

News

WikiLeaks launches encrypted social network

fowl Everybody's favourite whistle-blowing organisation has branched out into social. WikiLeaks has just launched Friends of WikiLeaks (FoWL), an encrypted network, which it says is aimed at supporting anyone aligned with its goals and philosophies. According to the site's welcome page, FoWL: is a network of people from across the globe who defend WikiLeaks, its people, its alleged sources and its mission. We publicly and privately promote WikiLeaks and individuals and organisations aligned with the mission of WikiLeaks. This site will ...

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