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20 years on: How the ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ became a force for good

At SXSW 2014, Kevin Bacon speaks of how he founded sixdegrees.org on the back of a social phenomenon

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Weekly Social Media Update

Spotify Apps Spotify have just announced at a news conference in New York that it will be opening up its platform so that customers can use various apps to enhance their listening experience. The Spotify Apps platform is open for developers and media partners to build apps that will run on Spotify’s desktop application. The ...

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Twestival over the Years: 10 favourite photos

Today, all around the world, the social and local charity event Twestival kicks off. Twitter users in cities across the globe will gather together to chat, chill and raise money for good causes. This blogger certainly intends on swapping cash for cupcakes – all in the name of charity, of course. Countdown to Edinburgh Twestival ...

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The benefits of 'dipping a toe' in social media

Working for a large digital agency like LBi gives us the access to the campaigns of large companies and a knowledge of how brands are ‘sold’ through the different mediums we use. It’s easy to forget that the web is not only the place for big brands though, it’s also a place where smaller clients ...

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Twestival raises $250,000 for charity

Social networking site Twitter recently held its first round of 'Twestivals', charity events aimed to raise money for charity: water.

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Google expands project to give homeless people phone numbers

Internet giant Google has revealed it is to partner with shelters in the Californian city of San Francisco to provide homeless people with a phone number and voicemail facility.

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Google’s InStedd project involving Facebook ‘set to launch’

Today (January 17th), a Google-funded global humanitarian technology project involving Facebook is set to launch, CNET News.com reports.

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Charity search engine Everyclick.com hoping to increase success

Everyclick.com, a UK-based search engine that raises money for charities each time a user conducts a query, is hoping to significantly increase the amount of money it generates over 2008, the Guardian reports.

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Google involved in Our Stories project

Search engine giant Google, along with One Laptop per Child (OLPC) and Unicef, has launched a new project to preserve cultural identities around the world.

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Environmental campaigners utilise Google Earth

An environmental group which campaigns against coal mining involving the removal of mountaintops is to begin using Google Earth to boost its campaign, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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