Thursday, July 26, 2012

Around The Net

  • Facebook Is Site Most Blocked By Employers ITProPortal

    A joint study by Easynet and Ipanema Technologies has found that a majority of CIOs and IT bosses block access to social networks and video-sharing sites during office hours, with UK business leaders marginally more likely than their continental counterparts to restrict Internet usage during the work day. Facebook is the most blocked website with 69% of British-based administrators prohibiting in-office access, while 62% give the red light to YouTube. ...Read the whole story

  • LinkedIn Gets 1-Click Integration With New Microsoft OfficeThe Next Web

    With the latest version of Microsoft Office, users will be able to connect to their LinkedIn account with a single click, and no need to download any additional software. “Considering that most of Microsoft Office is geared toward professional use, it would make sense that a LinkedIn integration is placed front-and-center,” The Next Web writes. Logical or not, the close integration is obviously a boon for LinkedIn. Last week, Microsoft hosted the Consumer Preview of its Office 15 productivity suite, which will be known as Office 2013 when it reaches the market.  ...Read the whole story

  • Olympics Marketers Social Efforts Fall Short Marketing Week

    Research seen by Marketing Week reveals that London 2012 sponsors must use social media in a more sophisticated way if their messages are to reach the global Olympic audience. The London Games will be the most digitally connected Olympics ever, but most of the Olympic sponsor brands haven't gotten on their Twitter game. When Marketing Week analysed data from YouGov covering the worldwide sponsors and the top two tiers of London 2012 sponsors, it discovered that the Olympics hasn't been among the top five topics mentioned in relation to most of them since the torch relay began. The only brands ... ...Read the whole story

  • Let The Social Media Games Begin! Financial Times

    Days after Gabrielle Douglas, the American gymnast, made the US Olympic team, the 16 year old posted to Twitter a picture of flowers, cake and a giant plastic tub filled with paper towels, soap, deodorant and mouthwash. The package was a congratulatory gift from her new sponsor Procter & Gamble, the consumer packaged goods company. "I love all of my goodies thank you so much for everything!" she tweeted to her 29,000 followers. ...Read the whole story

  • Facebook Chooses London For Engineering Team TechWeekEurope

    The company is looking for a number of software engineers in England's capital city, including those with Android skills, alongside partner engineers focused on games and mobile. The Facebook London announcement follows hot on the heels of Amazon's plans to locate a digital media development centre in London. The government is hopeful of making London the capital of Europe's tech scene and the capital's burgeoning presence on the international stage has been notable. ...Read the whole story

The Anti-Social Olympics

Restricting athletes from tweeting in the third person or asking attendees not to share images on Facebook or videos on YouTube seems downright anti-social -- especially if the IOC or LOCOG start issuing cease-and-desist orders for ...More