Entries by Mark Hillary from 01/2012

Is Facebook Timeline a Step Too Far For Privacy?

| Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Tech

Facebook finally launched their new Timeline feature to the world last month. Much attention has focused on the improved look and feel of the user interface, particularly the large cover photo that now dominates a Facebook profile.

Six Months in Jail For an 'Offensive' Facebook Status Update

| Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Tech

If a government wants to be seen as democratic in this new era of online social discourse then they need to realise, you can't jail everyone who is critical of the prime minister - the jails would be full by tomorrow afternoon.

Ignore Your Customers on Twitter and They Will Ignore You

| Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Tech

The changing nature of customer service is a great example. It is an area of corporate life that has not really changed for years. This has now been turned around completely. The Facebook or Twitter user can complain about a product without ever directly addressing the manufacturer - just by writing what they think about the product.

UK Technology Firms Need the Samba Beat of Brazil for Success

| Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Tech

Tthe reasons for any foreign ICT organisation to enter Brazil are compelling. Brazil is presently the seventh largest market in the world, with $165.7bn spent on ICT in 2010, and expected to become the fourth largest before long. The domestic market for IT is the eighth largest in the world, and only $2.4bn of IT services were exported.

Michelle Obama is Now on Twitter, or is She?

| Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Tech

The First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, joined Twitter today. When I followed her she had tweeted only twice and had just over 20,000 followers. As I write, she has added another tweet and has over 111,000 followers.