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Future of social media according to Mashable

Here is Pete Cashmore, founder of Mashable espousing his social media predictions for 2012. Predicting the future accurately is tough and notoriously unreliable, however, it can be interesting…

Science Teller conference tweets science and gives away an iPad 2

November 15th - 19th 2011 sees Dunedin hosting the inaugural Science communication conference called “Science Teller”. Their website describes the event as “… a celebration of Storytelling…

Social media bans are a bad idea

In light of recent provocative tweets by Samoan rugby player Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu, the Samoan Rugby union is thinking about a social media (or in their words a “social networking”) ban.

Nielsen releases their state of social media report for 2011

Nielsen has just released their Social Media Report for third quarter of 2011. The report provides visualisations of trends and consumption patterns across social media platforms (primarily…

History of social media (graphic)

Here is a graphic made by TenthWave to illustrate key milestones in social media’s historical development. Click the image for a larger version.