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Britney Spears becomes first person to go past 2M Google+ followers

Britney Spears can lay claim to her second Google+ record after becoming the first person to go past the two-million follower mark. Perhaps more impressive than the songstress reaching the two-million mark though, is the fact that she did so just a couple of months after becoming the first person to go past one-million followers. According to TheNextWeb, that means she’s been adding around 30 000 followers a day. Spears' Google+ page puts the exact number of people who ...

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Standard Bank explains why it took to Twitter for FNB complaints

Standard Bank’s decision to lay out its complaints against fellow South African banking giant First National Bank (FNB) on Twitter yesterday caused a fair amount of buzz, not all of it positive. Now the bank has issued a statement, in the form of an official blog post, explaining why it took to the social network in the first place. The bank claims it chose to make the announcement on Twitter “because we value our online communities and felt that they ...

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Twitter co-founder: Get off Twitter

Twitter co-founder and current creative director Christopher 'Biz' Stone has suggested that users should take a break from tweeting and try not to spend too much time on the site. Speaking before the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, Stone described how he had heard of users spending up to twelve hours straight on the social network. “To me, that sounds unhealthy,” he said. Stone said he thinks it’s better if users use the site to find information, or learn something, and ...

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‘Birdman’ crashes into Table Mountain, releases crazy footage [Video]

Video of the man who calls himself “The Birdman” crashing into Cape Town’s Table Mountain is getting some serious attention on YouTube. Since being uploaded a couple of days ago the video has been viewed over 800 000 times. The Birdman’s real name is Jeb Corliss and he is renowned for doing BASE jumps with a synthetic wing-suit that slows his fall and allows him to glide long distances. The Table Mountain video shows Corliss running off a peak on ...

Mobile

Your home: The centre of mobile innovation in 2012 [Report]

Your home is where you relax, feel safe, and take five minutes for yourself at the end of a long day. According to research firm Analysys Mason, it will also be the centre of mobile innovation in 2012. The research firm reckons that a large portion of mobile innovation in 2012 will be driven by the fact that smartphones are rapidly replacing PCs as people’s preferred home computing device. Citing figures from Google, Analysys Mason reckons that some 93% ...

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How sugar daddy sites are making a killing online

Sugar Daddy These days it seems countless young financially stricken women are flocking to online dating sites to bag a rich old man. In the US alone, so-called "sugar daddy" sites account for 10 percent of the entire US$700-million online dating industry a year. The “sugar daddy” trend is reported to have started in 2006 when, Brandon Lee, a successful entrepreneur founded SeekingArrangement. His service has been featured in the New York Times and on Dr. Phil. The intro on the website ...

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Standard Bank takes FNB complaint to Twitter

Standard Bank Standard Bank, which is one of South Africa’s largest financial institutions, has gone "gloves off" with FNB (another large South African bank) on Twitter. Over the last few months First National Bank, a Division of First Rand Bank LTD, has made a concerted effort to portray itself as a customer-Orientated bank. Its official Twitter account, @rbjacobs, has been on call virtually 24 hours a day helping FNB clients with any and all problems and banking queries. FNB also made ...

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Is Skype a social network?

Nothing Microsoft has ever built, or bought for that matter, has ever succeeded in the social sphere. But what about Skype? Surely Skype should be counted as a social network. It fulfills many of the same functions that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. You can set a status "mood" message, you can text message, use it as a group chat system, you can share files, photos, your computer screen. Plus, you can talk with people plus video calls, and set up videoconferences ...

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5 CRM predictions for the next few years: Gartner

Customers can be tricky business at the best of times. Add in the power of blogs and social networks, and customer complaints can turn into a complete nightmare. It probably makes sense to spend when it comes to online Customer Relationship Management (CRM) right? Maybe, but you might not need to dole out as much as you think. New research from renowned tech analysis firm Gartner suggests that businesses can save up to 50% on CRM by integrating communities into ...

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Facebook rolls out new premium ad platform

facebook banner Facebook is core to any brand’s social marketing push. Advertising also makes up a major portion of the social network’s revenue. Hardly surprising, therefore, that it should want to evolve its ads platform. With the launch a brand new advertising platform, called Page Post Ads it appears to be doing just that. Page Post Ads will replace the Premium ads that currently appear on users’ homepages. Facebook representatives claim the new adverts will “have a bold new design, larger than other ...

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