The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) has selected this year’s team of ‘Worldwide Korea Bloggers’ to help spread the word on Korean culture through their own blogs and via The Korea Blog, an English-language blog run by Korea.net – the official webpage of the Republic of Korea.
The Korea Blog has announced 30 foreign bloggers who have successfully applied to become ‘Worldwide Korea Bloggers’, joining 20 bloggers from the first batch of 42 who were Continue Reading
A new Facebook app launched last week that could give travel bloggers a virtual chance to dress up and party in venues all over the world… even if, in reality, they are stuck in a remote wind-swept hostel somewhere in the Urals, or at home!
.Friends (Dot Friends) is still in beta, but the basic ingredients are all there: an editable avatar, a clothes shop and a selection of virtual clubs and bars, including Pete Cashmore’s Mashable Beach Continue Reading
UK government programmers are developing a personalised app for Prime Minister, David Cameron’s iPad, so he can have the latest National Health Service waiting-list figures, crime statistics, unemployment numbers and other key public sector statistics, at his fingertips.
The app, which is being developed by a new team of programmers recently hired by the Cabinet Office, will also feed in “real-time” information from the likes of Google & Twitter, and allow him to read Civil Service documents. It is expected Continue Reading
The one big message that “consultants” try (often in vain) to get across to companies thinking about investing in social media, is that it is all about relationships… and that makes it personal!
As a result, some of the best examples of social media engagement have been when one individual comes to personify a brand (eg Google’s Matt Cutts or Carnival’s John Heald) and is given the autonomy to do so.
No doubt stung by recent criticism over its privacy and advertising policies, Facebook has just created a new ‘About Advertising‘ page, which explains in simple terms (some say too simple) how the company makes its money.
Facebook’s International headquarters are based in Dublin where they come under EU data protection laws. Their use of user data has been under scrutiny from the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) who conducted a data protection audit in October and Continue Reading
It has been quite a year for Instagram. After watching its community grow from one million users to over fifteen million users, it was honored as a 2011 iPhone App of the Year. Yesterday, Instagram revealed the 15 most popular places where Instagram photos were taken in 2011.
Number one on the list may come as no big surprise as it is “the happiest place on earth” and “the place where memories are made.” That place is Disneyland.