Why Are We Upset With Facebook?

upset by daniel zimmel

Ok. So Facebook messed with our mojo and never told us about it.

If you’ve been living under a rock – or at Glastonbury – for the past few days, you might be forgiven for having missed the breaking news that Facebook conducted an experiment for one week in 2012, skewing nearly 700,000 users’ newsfeeds to be either happier or sadder than normal by making some sneaky adaptations to its algorithm.

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Game, Set, Tweet - How Wimbledon Became A Digital Superstar [interview]

Centre Court by Nikki Tysoe

Wimbledon has a reputation for embracing technology and using its troves of data to engage their online audience, during tennis' highest-profile fornight. Dan McLaren, founder of UK Sports Network interviewed Alexandra Willis, Content and Communications Manager at the All England Lawn Tennis Club to find out more.

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From Concept to Brand Building in one afternoon

A workshop covering the initial steps necessary when starting to think about building a brand. From the concept to the assets you need to have and the ones you don't. The focus is on storytelling and developing a distinct visual language for a product/company.

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Date: 16 September 2014
Location: Avanta, UK

Pitch Workshop for startups (TechPitch 4.5)

Pitch-training workshops that provide the crucial first step for startups looking for funding. Surrounded by fellow entrepreneurs, you will benefit from a supportive environment, as well as honest and insightful feedback from your peers on your pitch. At times you will even receive good tips for your business model or technology too!

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Date: 15 July 2014
Location: The ODI offices, UK

UCD2014 User Centred Design Conference, London

UCD2014 is a unique User-Centred Design conference in London. UCD2014 explores how User Centred Design is applied in a variety of disciplines. "It’s the Goldilocks of conferences; not too big, not too small" Jonty Sharples. It is also describe as the conference for digital over achievers it is in it's 3rd year.

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Date: 24 October 2014
Location: The Kings Fund, UK

"Social Business Sessions London" Meetup

Social Business Sessions is a Meetup to provide a regular forum where we can share ideas, experiences and models for helping organisations become more social. This session, IBM will go talk about IBM Watson AI engine, and will give a 5 minute talk on how IBM support Wimbledon social media efforts.

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Date: 2 July 2014
Location: IBM South Bank, UK

ClickZ Live San Francisco

The Global Conference Series Designed by Digital Marketers, for Digital Marketers

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Date: 11 August 2014
Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero, US

Simon Says: Twitter TV is both Good, Bad and Ugly

Twitter World Cup Hashtag Screenshot

Twitter must have seen it coming… with the World Cup in full swing Twitters “mute” button couldn’t have come at a better time for me (and anyone else who dislikes the spot).

It’s a great feature, but I’d be keen to see Twitter allow you to block out words and hashtags from your timeline. Never again will I have to see #JustinBieberForLife.

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The Beauty Trends & Innovations Conference – From Insight To Engagement.

Join 20 speakers – including Dermalogica Skincare, Marks & Spencer, Lee Stafford, Philip Kingsley & Topshop– as they reveal the latest trends and innovations in the beauty industry.

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Date: 23 September 2014
Location: Hotel Russell, UK

TechTalks@Cass - Visual Commerce: Making Instagrams Shoppable

TechTalks@Cass are intimate, in-depth interviews with some of the UK’s most innovative and inspirational tech entrepreneurs. Matt Cowan interviews Jose de Cabo, Co-Founder of Olapic.

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Date: 25 June 2014
Location: Main Auditorium, Cass Business School, UK

BBC Connected Studio - Natural History Unit

You can read more about the context of this brief in this blog

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Date: 10 June 2014
Location: London, UK

Event-Tech Challenge

How can technology help you to run a winning event? Sell more tickets? Engage your audience? Gather more data? Generate better leads?

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Date: 19 June 2014
Location: Rainmaking Loft, UK

West Coast Wired Cumbria Event - Free

the event is an occasion to explore business opportunities, outsourcing options, matching up with freelancers or getting to explore alliances between complementary agencies over a cold glass of beer / wine or hot coffee. And a butty or two.....

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Date: 18 June 2014
Location: The Coffee Kitchen, UK


Want to build an audience of more than half a million followers and keep them active and engaging with your brand through real content strategies?

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Date: 2 June 2014
Location: TechHub @ Campus, UK

When E-commerce And Social Media Collide - #AmazonBasket

It’s late afternoon, your rate of procrastination is at its highest and you’re scrolling through your twitter feed trying to pass the time until 5.30, when you see it. 
That laptop you’ve had your eye on is now on sale. 
Mental note: Get that later. 
But by the time you’ve made your way to the bottom of your feed, you’ve forgotten all about it, it remains forgotten about for weeks, even months and by the time you remember it’s gone back to full price. 
To combat this, Amazon and Twitter have combined forces to create #AmazonBasket. It allows customers to shop via their social media feed, keep tabs on their favourite items and is a lovely little way for retailers to engage with current and prospective consumers. 
#AmazonBasket (or #AmazonCart if you’re in the US), allows Twitter users to save products to their Amazon carts to purchase later. You first need to link your Twitter account to your Amazon one and from then on, anytime you see an Amazon product link in your Twitter feed, all you need to do is reply with “#AmazonBasket” for the item to be immediately added to your Amazon shopping cart. To finalise the purchase, just log into your Amazon account and hey presto, there will be a list of the items you’ve added from Twitter in your cart. 
The practice of tying ecommerce with social media will not only save consumers’ valuable time but retailers can also use it as a tool to remind users of their product.  
Amazon have also told a source they are open to working with other social networking sites meaning the trend is growing… 

It’s late afternoon, your rate of procrastination is at its highest and you’re scrolling through your twitter feed trying to pass the time until 5.30, when you see it. 

That laptop you’ve had your eye on is now on sale. 

Mental note: Get that later. 

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