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Google+ still ‘growing much faster than Facebook’

Think Google+ is in decline? Think again. According to internet research firm Experian Hitwise, Google's largest social effort to date is experiencing massive growth. "Google+ total US visits reach more than 49 million in Dec-11, biggest month to date & up 55% compared to Nov-11" the company tweeted. It added that Google+ had experienced visitor growth, in the US at least for "8 out of the last 9 weeks". Analyst Paul Allen recently told the Daily Mail ...

Gearburn

iPhone 4S and iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak imminent

Owners of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 on their devices will soon be able to join the jailbreak party. The iPhone hacker, Pod2G who successfully created an untethered jailbreak for older iPhones and the iPad 1 running iOS 5.0.1, is responsible for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 hack. According to a Pod2G tweet, the untethered jailbreak is due later next week. Pod2G is confident that any iPad 2 and iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1 can be jailbroken ...

News

International websites banned in Belarus

Residents of Belarus, an eastern European country, are now forbidden from accessing foreign websites. Any citizen who breaks the new law is liable to face a fine of up to US$125. All entrepreneurs and companies in Belarus will now have to register as part of the compliance for the new law. If the company or private individual offers commercial services, only local email, hosting and payment providers can be used. This vaguely authoritarian decree is excessively harsher than the US' ...

General Tech

Memeburn’s top tech fails of 2011

epic_fail I sometimes wonder if there is any industry with more pantomime, histrionics, and at the same time, sheer brilliance than the technology industry. It’s the stuff of Hollywood movies, front page fodder, back page gossip, and in some form or another affects and permeates the lives of just about every living being on earth. At the end of a year, we often reflect with the good intention to do better next time, so without further ado, let’s take a look at ...

Advertising & Marketing, Viral videos

5 Great online video marketing campaigns from 2011

social media marketing There’s no doubt that online video is becoming more and more of an important medium for brands. Here are some of the best campaigns we saw in 2011. 1. The Inside Experience (Intel and Toshiba) You know that experience when you’re watching a horror film and the heroine starts doing something obviously stupid (like running up the stairs) and you yell at the screen trying to tell her what to do? Well, Intel and Toshiba created an experience where your interactions could ...

Twitter

Ten big names to join Twitter in 2011

Black Twitter 2011 was the year Twitter truly came into its own -- from being a key tool in the deposing of dictators, and essential to democracy's "primal scream" --- users of the social network shooting out bursts of 140 characters have made the service much more than anyone ever imagined it could be. While the service has reached these heights, to its future investors, what has probably been most noteworthy has been how it has grown. 2011 saw it finally cracking the ...

Google

Memeburn’s favourite Google doodles of 2011

Google doodles bring a special brand of happiness to a person's day. A well done doodle has the potential to unleash a procrastination session of epic proportions. Google has kept us captivated with its ability to translate the simplicity and pure elegance of its logo into the doodles. "In 1998, before the company was even incorporated, the concept of the doodle was born when Google founders Larry and Sergey played with the corporate logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning ...

Viral videos

Memeburn’s top viral videos of 2011

It’s that time of year again when we feel the need to look back and consider everything that has happened and been achieved over the last twelve months. YouTube recently published its official list, which contained few surprises. Our list is a little different and contains some our favourite viral videos of 2011. They may not have had the most hits, but they did have a tonne of awesome! 10. T-Mobile Angry Birds Live -- 9.3-million+ views It may be the ...

Memes

Memorable memes of 2011

2011Digitall The year 2011 saw the web become the great democratic tool it's always had the potential to be. That does not, however, mean it stopped doing what it's best at: providing us hours of meaningless entertainment with meme, after meme, after meme. And while nothing in 2011 was able to unseat the cat as the king of the internet, more than a few put up a spirited fight for that top position. So here you go: some of the ...

Social media

10 top performing online social games from 2011

The year 2011 has come and gone. Social games ruled the roost and with billions of dollars being made in exchange for virtual goods, the wave of casual gaming may never die down. Here are ten of the top performing social games of 2011. 1. Sims Social Combine social networks with The Sims and you get Sims Social. Every friend you meet in Sims Social is a Facebook friend. In a thrilling twist of social awkwardness, becoming a lover or enemy with ...

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