It’s Ascot week, and taking a break from the horses, her is what is happening around the web...
Ruth Arber has put a delectable selection of links together so we can all appreciate the delights of what Twitter and Facebook are offering with their latest update...
Following on from last week’s video, we have a new one. A few tech problems, but this should work, just not allowing us to save it in YT until Scott comes back from paternity leave – hooray for Polly. But myself, Scott and Tom are discussing the new Microsoft Surface tablet
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Twitter: - Expandable Tweets
Facebook: - We can now target Sponsored Stories & Page Post Stories in the Newsfeed; by desktop & mobile. First unique mobile product for Facebook - some extremely promising results so far with CTRs of over 2%. - We will soon be able to buy Premium Ads via the self-serve - The Facebook exchange
Think you should be the boss of an ad agency? Think you can make a mega campaign? Well now you can. A, presumably, fun new game for the iPhone pits you as the boss of an 80’s heyday creative agency needing to drive it it to mega success through the next decades. Mingle with pop stars, win awards and plan your way to the top
Bieber does Blippar: Augmented Reality is getting a lot of coverage at the moment, it won a Cannes Lion earlier in the week and now Justin “I’ve got Bieber fever” has made his latest album AR ready. So no doubt it will become mainstream. And if you happen to support Spurs and have a replica shirt at home (even if you know they will never call you up to the 1st team) then download the Aurasma app and point your camera at the badge on the shirt and you will see the last game highlights and goals of the season
Ever wondered why Nigerian scammers choose Nigeria?: Wonder no more. Microsoft has analysed it and created some fancy graphs. It’s all about the false positives and weeding out the truly gullible apparently
And finally... Blade Runner was an absolutely seminal film and well worth a watch or even a re-watch if you haven’t seen it for a while. To whet your appetite here is the opening sequence recreated via the medium of water colour painting
Have a great w/e.