Celebrating a New Year with a New Tweet Record

Well, that didn’t take long. Just four seconds after midnight in Japan on January 1st, Twitterers set an all-time record in the number of Tweets sent per second (TPS). At that moment, the world sent a staggering 6,939 TPS wishing friends and followers a fond “Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu” (“Happy New Year!”). On Oshogatsu (Japanese New […]

Site of the Day: Regatta Garden Furniture

Regatta Garden Furniture have just launched a new website: www.regattafurniture.com They are launching with a promotional offer of an extra 10% discount from any listed items within the store. The voucher code: regatta0111(its valid till the end of Jan 2011 and only for the first 100 sales) Also if you join their FaceBook and Twitter […]

SOTD part one: Twitter: 2010, The Year in Review


Facebook connections map the world

Facebook intern Paul Butler has been poring through some of the data held by the social networking firm on its 500m members. The map above is the result of his attempts to visualise where people live relative to their Facebook friends. Each line connects cities with pairs of friends. The brighter the line, the more […]

Geography of phone calls in Britain

British regions defined by telephone calls via BBC News

SOTD: ucloccupation.com #demo2010

University College London, students built a “mash-up” website that has been collating and disseminating thousands of items of information about the protests and occupations around the country. “Everyone is a potential collaborator in a massive act of crowd sourcing,” says Sam, one of the UCL programmers.

DeviantArt blends in Fotolia stock-art business

DeviantArt, a social network used by 15 million artists, is adding a commercial component through a partnership with stock-art sales site Fotolia. Under the partnership, DeviantArt members have options both to license Fotolia imagery for their own use and to sell their own works through Fotolia’s system, the companies plan to announce today. Stephen Shankland […]

Site of the Day: Gapnote – Past, Present, Future

Gapnote is a new social networking site, which wishes you to journal your life online, the past, the present, and the future. Sign up here today and they’ll keep you updated on when the site is going live, beta testing, etc. How ever they may not be for much longer, read this! The retailer, which […]