A scary pumpkin for Halloween......
I'm glad to read today that Storify have made lots of changes - They say they have rebuilt it from the ground up. Storify is a new way of blogging your life in social media - You can make stories from the social web using moments, tweets, in the realtime. Just search on a subject on various platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and Google plus and make your own story! Storify was Co-founded by@burtherman and @xdamman I've always loved the idea of this, but to be honest most of the time, it didn't work that well for me for various reasons, but now they have made big changes, I hoping that my problems with Storify are all over. Then instead of screen printing the results like this I can actually embed a story. The changes are ....... A new logo and new look. The search and the editor sides of the interface have been switched, and we have made it easier to add text to stories. Photo searches are displayed in gallery format and pictures shown larger in stories. Saving stories is more reliable. A [...]
Who or what is Blippar... and is it The QR code killer !? Blippar is a Uk Company that launched its free image recognition application earlier this year in android and apple stores. Blippar is a new way to advertise or to get people interested in your brand, it might not be The QR code killer but it is a great way to use marketing and the technology we love at the same time. Blippar call it a little bit of magic in our phones. Blippar™ is the first universal augmented reality platform aimed at advertisers. Turn a real world object in front of you into an interactive experience by using your phone, genius! What it does is similar to the QR code, which I do love - but it is far, far more. The application uses the camera to recognise products. It might be actual bottles and packets or maybe posters, adverts, a building or even your logo on your business card or cup anything in the real word that is blippable you can turn into digital connections, information or interactive entertainment. [...]
Did you say this? My iPhone 3gs won't restore after iOS5 My story... After patiently waiting for 4 days for the dust to settle before I attempted to download the iOS 5 Software Update for iPhone, some iPod touch and iPad . I connected up my iPhone and opened iTunes. I was still apprehensive as so many people have had various problems, like music disappearing, album covers gone, various error messages but then some people said it was all fine and hunky dory. To be safe I didn't just rush and download the iOS software update - first I installed the updated iTunes, sync'd and backed up the iPhone and making sure everything was up to date, hoping this would help. iOS5 downloaded in about 8 mins and installed really quickly, I thought it was too good to be true when it said iTunes needs to do a restore to complete. It went through the restore process only to come up with a message, saying that this unit could not be restored. Gutted - Try again and it says your phone is in [...]
All of my old trusted favourite Twitter stats tools have gone, like twitter analyzer and tweet stats, well Tweetstats is still running but only up to July and the stats are incorrect. Where have all the Twitter stats gone? I used to love these types of graph stats, they gave you interesting fun statistics for our social networking site Twitter, such as who you @ the most tweets per hour reply stats what you tweet about location of tweeters There are plenty of new analyzers that give you information such as what your influence is and your score due to how often you are retweeted and such like - its all about scores. We like scores too but we also love the fun stuff. Where have all the Twitter stats gone - Twitter Counter If you Google "twitter stats" now you will find at the top and still around is Twitter Counter following behind is tweetstats and twitaholic. Twitter Counter is just one of the companies co-owned by the interesting internet entrepreneur Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten who is the co-founder of TheNextWeb.Com - SocialStatistics and [...]
As usual Apples servers are under a lot of stress with everyone worldwide trying to download the new operating system out today for iPhone iPad and iPod Touch. It appears to download but then it comes up with an internal error, 3200 - where you have to just start again with the downloading. It is purely because Apple cannot cope with the astonishing number of downloads at the same time. Some have been saying they have been downloading for hours - others it was a quick download but it won't install - they get this error. The best thing to do is leave it for a few hours when Apple say it should be resolved. I do know of some people that say they have it working but I am assuming they got it right at the start - but as time goes on the more we are seeing people complaining about an error. Some have also said they have lost their contacts so please back up before you start the download. What tweeters are saying..... Have you managed to [...]
Photo Credit D Sharon PruittBlackberry users are still suffering with a lack of email, internet and BBM messaging! Users in Europe, Africa and the Middle East have had to endure these outages for a total of THREE days, some of which was intermittent. However, the drama just increased furthers as now we are hearing of user in America losing services as well. Americans on Twitter seem to be in shock that they have no service on their Blackberry even though this has been going on in other parts of the world for two days. PerezHilton is not pleased as we can see from this tweet. And Kourtney Kardashian said.... Rim - Research in Motion has issued the following statement regarding the outages. “The messaging and browsing delays being experienced by BlackBerry users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Brazil, Chile and Argentina were caused by a core switch failure within RIM’s infrastructure,” “Although the system is designed to failover to a back-up switch, the failover did not function as previously tested. As a result, a large backlog of [...]
Blackberry smartphones in Europe, the Middle East and Africa - EMEA cannot connect to the internet, send instant messages (BBM) and emails due to a server crash or (serious fault) at RIM who make the Blackberry. It was suggested this was worldwide earlier but now it seems to be just EMEA - the first problems were reported at 11am today almost 6 hours ago now, and users on twitter are getting very frustrated. Four hours ago there was an announcement from T-Mobile on their website which states There is currently an issue with sending and receiving via the BlackBerry Messenger service as well as using BlackBerry internet services. We're investigating this with the maunufacturer RIM as a matter of priority and hope to resolve the issue soon. We'll keep you updated regarding the issue over the course of the day. All other major networks are reporting that RIM are still investigating and offer no time for a fix as yet. What the tweeters are saying..... Some are now reporting that they have internet but not all, so maybe it [...]