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 ...

Online journalism

11 of Memeburn’s most popular articles from 2011

As 2011 draws to a close Memeburn looks back at its most popular articles -- the most tweeted, shared and liked by you, our readers. Here is a chance to go back in time and read your favourite articles again. 1. The future of WordPress: Q&A with founder Matt Mullenweg Memeburn got the chance to chat to one of the web’s most influential people: WordPress founder, Matt Mullenweg. The interview asks questions about the future of WordPress, who the real Matt Mullenweg ...

Infographic

Nine things you should know about Amazon[Infographic]

The rise of Amazon has been pretty spectacular. From humble beginnings in 1994, when Jeff Bezos took bookselling online from a garage, Amazon has gone on to become the number one e-tailer on the planet, surviving the dotcom crash along the way. Amazon now has data and support centres all over the planet, it is one of the forerunners in the cloud revolution, and its play into the hardware space has seen it go from popularising the eReader platform to ...

General Tech

5 Big ways the tech world changed in 2011

2011Digitall In many ways, 2011 was the year when previously overhyped technologies suddenly became mainstream (you may not have noticed because you were too busy checking BBM). Gadgets that had been at the top of everyone's "Trends" lists for the past two or three years finally started making it onto people's Christmas lists, too. The social changes promised by the rise of "SoLoMo" (social-local-mobile) became felt when they supported enormous social upheaval during the Arab Spring. Here are five of the ...

Twitter

The year that was: Memorable Twitter trends of 2011

Black Twitter The highs and lows of the past year, as experienced by the Twitterverse. Worldwide Events & News Mubarak's resignation (#cairo #mubarak #egypt #jan25) After eighteen days of protests in Egypt and pleas on various social media platforms, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down in February this year generating buzz worldwide, particularly with regard to the role of social media in the protests Following the detention of Egyptian online activist Wael Ghonim #Jan25 also became a rallying point for those supporting his ideals. Libyan uprisings ...

Humour, Mobile

7 apps for a Merry Christmas & a happy new year

Christmas "Tis' the season to be jolly fa la la la la," says the carol. In actual fact, it’s the season to be silly. We've Christmas-fied our malls, offices, and houses and if you feel that just isn’t enough; there's one more thing that you can imbue with the spirit of commercialism. App makers, or the pet rock salespeople of the 21st century as I see them, have also gone all Christmas for us. So, if you fell and hit your ...

Social networking

A tweet from a kill: Should we stay connected when we’re away from it all?

laptop-beach One morning last December, I tweeted from a lion kill. While the sounds of cracking bone and the reek of dead giraffe rose up through the swampy Lowveld air, I was hunched over my iPhone, tweeting about what I was watching. In my defense, I was so excited that I had to share the experience -- and the most obvious place to do that was on Twitter. Some of my followers were appalled (to tweet from the bush was to ...

Advertising & Marketing, Ecommerce

5 Tips to jingle all the way with Christmas emailing

jingle bells For some of us, the joy of Christmas comes in the form of greatly increased interest in retail offers and seasonal content, which makes it the most profitable time of year for businesses. With only a few days to go, the festive season spending frenzy is well underway, but even as we begin to count down the hours there’s still a lot of shopping left before Santa jumps on his sleigh. With that said, it’s getting a little late for planning any ...

Video

6 Great videos to inspire you this Christmas

With Christmas only a few days away Memeburn has a Christmas gift for you. We have compiled a Christmas video collection for 2011. Featuring everything from cruel pranks and parodies to classic tv adverts -- the collection is truly magical. From all of us at Memeburn, Merry Christmas [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSLOnR1s74o&version=3&hl=en_US] This 2011 advert from John Lewis embodies the true spirit of Christmas. Most certain to bring a smile to your face. It will make you wish you had been more like ...

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