Cybersquatters back Caoimhe Guilfoyle to win Big Brother

In spite of waning audience figures, and cancellation for Channel 4, the last Endemol production of Big Brother is gaining unwelcome attention from cybersquatters and online speculators. In a statement on June 11th, Andrew Robertson, the series’ digital executive producer at Endemol, said the company wanted “to make the online elements integral to the show, so what happens in the house is directly affected by people...

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Man Utd ban players from Twitter

Manchester United banned its players from Twitter. The accounts of Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, and Darren Fletcher have already been removed as the club attempts to control the flow of news from the locker room and prevent players speaking out of turn. In September 2009, striker Wayne Rooney ranked as one of the football’s most prolific twitter-users, with 22,200 followers...

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A framework for kids, parents and educators

In an age where young people are connecting with their friends online every day, access to the internet and online communications services is no longer a privilege for the few that can afford it; it is now part of every young person’s daily life. As CEO of a digital agency, and a parent myself, I’ve always been vocal about the need...

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Wiki-bullying may put you behind bars

Have a beef with someone? Why it's time to wise up on Wikipedia Wiki-bullying is at the top of the news agenda following the revelation that the Tower of London has suspended two beefeaters as part of a harassment investigation of its first female Yeoman Moira Cameron, with resulting implications for the legal system that will directly affect cases brought to court. Wiki-bullying could result in criminal...

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Reputation Management Book Inspiration

Wide awake at 4 in the morning for the third night in a row, I knew the idea that was niggling at me wasn’t going to go away. I’d have to see it through. I was inspired to put pen to paper - that's quite a challenge for me, as the team I work with know; my dyslexia makes it a challenge to write...

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Fourth Revolution of Mankind

I've just been introduced to a theory that I agree with about the impact of the information revolution on mankind.  Transforming the nature of what we are. The revolutions were: "A round Earth" - The realisation that the earth is not flat "Evolution" - Acceptance of Darwin's theory that we evolved and were not simply put here by G-d in our current form "Unconscious mind" - Psychology & Freud...

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Client’s Budgets, PR & Reputation

ty7zracu4i Sometimes it’s excellent to be reminded about what you already know. Pearlfinders interviewed 100 senior decision makers from 100 leading UK companies: 55% said that budgets were down from last year. Cost cutting was the most common reason cited. 33% said that their budgets have stayed the same, with most stating their aim was to cement their ...

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Reputation Management Book

Some of you make know that I've been writing a book with Roy Murphy about Personal Reputation Management. It's nearly there. It's being self published so we've sent a draft to the printer to define the format of the book.   The three formats are coming back soon then it will be time to commit the first few thousand copies. Here's a quick peak at the cover of...

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