Category Archives: My Social Week

Funny money and laughing cats

Coming to you once again with all the latest happenings for a Londoner on the Social Web.

Red Nose Day 2009

Harry Hill introduces Red Nose Day on Facebook

Harry Hill introduces Red Nose Day on Facebook

I’ve been checking out the Red Nose Day fan page this week which is full of fun. It even has Harry Hill as the dedicated Facebook host which is pretty cool. Comic Relief are using social networks to make Red Nose Day last for 44 days rather than just one, to hopefully raise more money this year than in 2007.

 

LOL Cats

 

Another lolcat

Another lolcat

 

Not strictly social but becoming a web phenomenon all the same: the lolcats site displays funny pictures of kittens and cats in an ever updating stream. I even showed off a few of the snaps in a recent business presentation on 5 things you wish you knew about Facebook Connect. Now, where is LMAO Cats that’s what I want to know…

 

Facebook Fan Page Competition

 

 

Friends enjoy a picnic in Battersea Park

Friends enjoy a picnic in Battersea Park

 

 

As a work challenge we’ve each got to create a Facebook fan page and see who can get the most fans by March 1st. I think I’m winning as my Hyde Park and Regents Park fan pages are currently beating colleague Steve‘s Pipe Cleaners one.  If you’re on Facebook, be a dear and fan my personal favourite London park in Battersea, you might even help me win that bottle of Nudge Champagne. :o)


Have a social week!

My Social Week: Jetman, Guess the Sketch and Snow on snow

The My Social Week Blog post series is all about what’s been happening over the past week on the social networks.

Flying around

Great, now I'm a flying banana, wonderful, really.

Great, now I'm a flying banana, wonderful, really.

I gave a talk at Eton college on Friday and asked what they used Facebook for. Events and Photos were the obvious one and the surprise was Jetman. So I tried it and sure enough this addictive little game lets you challenge your mates to see who can get furthest. By being only one go at a time and easy to lose, it works really well.

It’s a bird, no it’s a plane, no it’s…

What on earth is she drawing...

What on earth is she drawing...

Pictionary! finally comes to Facebook as Guess the Sketch and actually works – really fun playing with the odd random punter and I’m looking forward to my friends joining in. Look out for the game’s very sophisticated way of banning / censuring users who try to cheat by writing out the letters and asking other game players to adjudicate.

Snow on Snow

And for us UK citizens this was the week when Snow photos on Facebook hogged my news feed. Thanks to friends and family for all that whiteness.

Lots of snow...

Lots of snow...

Have a good social week

Toby

My Social Week: 25 random facts, b-box and go find

My Social Week is a new series  where I highlight the big news about user activity over the past week on Facebook, Bebo and Myspace. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

25 random facts about me

Last week on Facebook you may have found yourself tagged in a note only to discover you weren’t there. The chain email viral has found a new potent form – the Facebook notes tool.

25 random facts is sweeping the networks as we all tell more about ourselves to the friends – here’s a few web facing example: dilettante, baltimore sun,  and poire-gourmande.

If you find yourself tagged then try it – it’s fun and you learn lots about people. I even discovered a shared passion for old BBC B computer games through it…

b-box presenters are a click away

b-box presenters are a click away

B-Box

B-box is a new type of TV channel just for Bebo-ers. Hosted by James and Alice this is the familiar magazine style format updated for the interactive online world of Bebo. The Bebo id of each person interviewed pops up in the vid so the famous are now only one click away. Cool stuff, just don’t rush out and make those Creme Egg pancakes from episode 2 just yet…

Go Find

Another Bebo hit from last week – this little game for Adidas has captured the Bebo-ers imagination. Each day a new clue comes out to find a box hidden somewhere on Bebo. Try accessing the page at the time the clue is due and you’ll never get through. So simple yet so effective…

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