Is Twitter Over-Hyped?

Is Twitter Over-Hyped?It may seem that the entire online world is always banging on about Twitter, but research from web security firm Purewire suggests that not everyone may be feeling the Twitter-love.

The company evaluated the profiles of millions of Twitter users to show off the abilities of their new Tweet Grade web tool (unfortunately, their website appears to be down at the moment so we can’t tell you anything about what it does).

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Twitter Flitters Soon Become Quitters

Twitter Flitters Soon Become QuittersIt may have an explosive growth chart that makes the Buncefield disaster look like a whoppee cushion going off, but it seems that most Twitterers quickly find better things to do.

New statistics revealed by web metrics company Nielsen Online has discovered that an astonishing 60% of Twitter sign-ups lost all interest in using the microblogging service after just one month.

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Social Network Sites Continue To Grow As Facebook Flourishes

Social Network Sites Continue To Grow As Facebook FlourishesA detailed study by tech spods Nielsen Online has found that UK users spend one in every six online minutes browsing social media and blogging sites.

Facebook continues to be the don of social networking sites globally, visited monthly by thirty per cent of users in the nine markets tracked in the study (UK, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and the US) with Facebook’s global audience now a phenomenal 108.3m users.

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People Power: Facebook Revolt Sees Off Dodgy New TOS Clause

Facebook Revolt Sees Off Dodgy New TOS ClauseBrandishing virtual pitchforks, a user revolt against a new Terms of Service (TOS) agreement foisted on Facebook fans has seen the company perform a swift volte-face.

Faced with growing masses of outraged users and tenacious Twitterers – and with the thread of the Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) coming onboard – Facebook crumbled in the face of complaints that their updated terms equated to nothing more than, “We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever.”

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BBC To Launch Visual Radio Player

BBC To Launch Visual Radio PlayerThe BBC is set to revolutionise radio listening with the introduction of a new “visual radio player” this month.

The technology is set to be trialed for a week on Radio 1’s Chris Moyles weekday mornings show (6.30am to 10am) and on the Annie and Nick show on Sunday evenings (7pm to 10pm), and will let users listeners head off to the DJs website and get a load of “complementary visuals.”

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BBC Website To Become “Corporations Second Biggest Channel By 2012″

BBC Website To Become BBC’s hugely popular website is on course to become the Corporation’s second biggest property in just four years, according to their new director of future media and technology, Erik Huggers.

Spurred on by the success of their BBC iPlayer service, the BBC’s website has seen huge traffic rises and now looks set to be second only to their flagship channel BBC1 by 2012.

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Amazon’s 3D ‘Windowshop’ Web Interface Serves Up Eye Candy Feast

Amazon's 3D 'Windowshop' Web Interface Serves Up Eye Candy FeastWith more bells and whistles than a Tinkers vs Morris Dancers wrestling bout, Amazon’s new WindowShop website offers a graphics-rich online shopping experience.

You’ll need the latest version of Flash otherwise you’ll be looking at a page completely free of relevant content, but if your browser is up to date, then you should be in for a visual feast – just so long as you’re on a fast broadband experience.

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Developer / Startup Match Making In London On Wednesday: Register Quick!

Developer / Startup Match Making: Hurry UpUPDATED:Ben has been in touch to tell us the first event has sold out (Well done!). There have been expressions of interest in doing more of them, so stay tuned and we’ll keep you informed.

Here’s a quick note to the London software developers out there.

There’s an event this coming in London on Wednesday, 29 October, which is bringing together Developers and Startups – two sets of people who don’t normally socialise with each other, outside work dos.

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