Pinterest; how i’m using it


At first, I wasn’t sold on signing up to Pinterest, I decided to see how it went with my friends before joining up to yet (another) emerging platform. It took a little bit of time, but I’ve signed up as I found a purpose for it…. Continue reading


Twitter Updates


The official twitter development conference kicks off today in San Fancisco. Ev Willians, Biz Stone and Ryan Sarver are included in the line up of speakers with tomorrow will feature a hack day offering attendees the chance to share and learn from each other.

Promoted Tweets

This new system aims to allow businesses to insert themselves into the conversations stream on Twitter as it happens – to ensure they don’t get buried in the flow of tweets. This will also allow twitter to monetise this model.

The system will launch via a phased approach.  Initially, the ads will start with search, with advertisers being able to buy keywords.  A Promoted Tweet will appear at the top of the search results when a user searches for that keyword. The system will be tested by pre-determined advertisers initially, including Virgin America, Best Buy, Sony Pictures and Starbucks.

Twitter Figures

  • Recently valued at $1 Billion (£650 million)
  • 45 million regular users
  • Twitter ended 2009 with just over 75 million user accounts
  • The monthly rate of new user accounts peaked in July 2009 and is currently around 6.2 million new accounts per month (or 2-3 per second)
  • About 80% of all Twitter users have tweeted fewer than ten times.
  • The average Twitter user has 27 followers

UK Facebook Statistics January 2010

It’s easy to get hold of global data for facebook, but sometimes it’s good to find out how the UK fair in usage and members. Here are some statistics from clickymedia.

The UK population is around 60 Million, so 23 million active users isn’t a bad percentage (approx 40%).  Most people are under the impression that Facebook is used by teenagers, but the statistics are showing that the increasing growth is amongst 30+ females.