Monthly Archives: November 2013


Create a whiteboard animation video with VideoScribe

By |2017-02-08T01:19:12+01:00November 27th, 2013|Categories: Reviews|

With Videoscribe by Sparkol you can create a whiteboard animation video in minutes.   Sparkol actually call them "scribe videos"  - basically its where you bring illustrations and stories to life that replicates a stop-motion capture type of drawing. Jon Air founded Sparkol in  2008 and I only just found them!  The team are based near Bristol in the UK and they have really created something fantastic here to help anyone even without any technical knowledge to create marketing videos, instructional talks or stories at a low price. The Power of Images Videos are the best way to get your message across quickly.  Short animated videos seem to catch our eye, and because we have a limited attention span we need something that doesn't bore us silly or become too much information for us to take in.  Thats where whiteboard animation comes in, using pictures and words or audio you can grab someones attention and say what you need to say in 1 minute.   And with VideoScribe as long as you have the script you can make the video in just [...]

Hangout, share, showcase talents, network, all in one place | #jumpjbx

By |2017-02-08T01:19:12+01:00November 22nd, 2013|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , |

There is a brand new entertainment network called Jump Jukebox, which is the  brainchild of Michelle Morgan. Michelle has been writing music since she was very little and felt there was nowhere secure and unsaturated where she could present her music so like anyone would, she created her own stage and Jump Jukebox was born. Michelle wanted somewhere where artists and entertainers can share their work with each other, chat and bounce off each other, and maybe even get noticed by talent spotters. Get yourself noticed on Jump Jukebox Its not only for self promotion, because who likes to do that all of the time; its a place to share  the entertainment you love and to tell others how it inspired you, have some laughs and enjoy like minded company Like-minded creative people all in one place~ what a heavenly idea! No hating, just rating and some serious musical mating! Now that could be the start of a piece of lyrical genius?!). Jump into the jukebox, jump to your on beat with me Michelle at Jump jukebox isn't only for music [...]

Microsoft is down – hotmail is down – xbox is down …

By |2017-02-08T01:19:12+01:00November 21st, 2013|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , |

Its all over the internet - Microsoft is down! At around 11pm UK time - thats GMT people started to complain that hotmail was down - and xbox was down - Bing, bing Maps, MS live, and profiles APIs ... in fact all connected services to microsoft were not working - people started to come to twitter to voice their complaints ....... I got a few of them for your information. Around - 23.40 on the 21/11/13 the same night - services came back - I cannot wait to find out what had happened, someone said a DNS issue but really? Not sure what’s happening but Microsoft are having some serious DNS issues on their API calls for Bing, Bing Maps and Live services at the moment. They’re not fully back up after 3 test cycles which means this has been going on for at least 45 minutes. LIVE TWEETS reports - is DOWN for everyone. What people are saying - Xbox live is down  @GaryTylee I believe Xbox Live is down! Can't access any Microsoft services like hotmail either! [...]

Do you need more followers?

By |2017-02-08T01:19:12+01:00November 21st, 2013|Categories: Social Networks|Tags: , , , |

DO YOU NEED MORE FOLLOWERS? People seem to be scrambling to get more followers, circles, likes, friends but the question is why do you need more followers.  Do you want a larger follower base on Twitter just to look important or to create engagement, interest in your website, brand awareness or sales? Businesses and professionals should not be asking how can I get more followers but how can I create a quality audience of a decent quantity, that is the trick.  Lots of fake followers are easy to get but are they the right followers? Its easy to spot people with fake accounts, and you don't want to be labeled as a faker, as this will diminish trust. FAKE ACCOUNTS If you want more followers just to boost your ego and pretend you are famous and actually get no engagement, from anyone you can go to one of these cheap tacky sites and pay for a load of bots or fake accounts to follow or like you. Buying followers on any network could get you banned however.  Or you can [...]

The Truth about Selfies – UK iPhone User Habits

By |2017-02-08T01:19:12+01:00November 12th, 2013|Categories: Mobile - Reviews and News|

I enjoyed this infographic from Three UK, so thought I would share with you their findings on UK iPhone User Habits. I was actually shocked to see that texting is still up the in the top percentages as the most common activity on the iphone - do you still SMS? Does anyone even call text SMS any more - I thought that was a thing of the past too, I've never heard anyone say SMS me later or SMS me when you get home. If you didn't know SMS stands for Short Message Service - which is a text messaging via phone, web or mobile communications.  It uses standardized communications protocols to allow fixed line or mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages Who takes more selfies? -  Men or Women? Photos of our family are the most popular photo to take, BUT come on, really - Men take more selfies than women, I am stunned. See the map on which area's of the UK use which version phone! The most popular apps using the iPhone per region is interesting ..... Where is facebook [...]

How Many Social Networks Are There?

By |2017-02-08T01:19:12+01:00November 8th, 2013|Categories: Social Networks|Tags: , , , , , |

HOW MANY SOCIAL NETWORKS ARE THERE? People are often surprised at how many social networks there actually are, they often think of just Facebook and Twitter. Wait for it... there are literally hundreds of social networking sites, more than 500 in fact.  That’s without counting all of the Chinese and other countries networks such as China's Tencent who own WeChat with 200 million users. . However, out of the 500+ not all are of good quality or exactly thriving but they are available, and might just be the next big thing. Some social networking platforms are obviously more popular than others and many of them you may not class as a social network but if its aim is to be social and to share and connect with other users then it’s often called a social network, social media platform or social site, and you can even include mobile applications in this such as Path a social networking-enabled photo sharing and messaging service for mobile devices. Which network should I be on for my business? Don’t panic though; you do not have [...]

iGoogle is retired

By |2017-02-08T01:19:13+01:00November 3rd, 2013|Categories: Google|Tags: , , , |

IGOOGLE is RETIRED iGoogle was launched in 2005, and it seems Google feel there is no longer a need for a personalised homepage, so iGoogle is retired.   Many people are now in mourning for sudden loss of iGoogle, we knew it was destined for the scrap heap as Matt Eichener did explain in a googleblog that Google had started a spring clean and it will mean the end for iGoogle. So, as promised on November the 1st iGoogle was officially retired.  Its completely gone, you can't even see the page anymore, it just redirects to the Google home page. A small note from Google to explain [note note_color="#fdfaf1"]We originally launched iGoogle in 2005 before anyone could fully imagine the ways that today’s web and mobile apps would put personalized, real-time information at your fingertips,” the obscurely posted death notice reads. “With modern apps that run on platforms like Chrome and Android, the need for something like iGoogle has eroded over time[/note] What happened to my iGoogle information All of your data stored in your google gadgets will continue to [...]

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