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“Texting is a brilliant way to miscommunicate how you feel and misinterpret what other people mean” ~Unknown I saw a brilliant TED talk the other day. Allison Graham gave us great insights as to why social media is making us unsocial. There seems to be…
“Texting is a brilliant way to miscommunicate how you feel and misinterpret what other people mean” ~Unknown I saw a brilliant TED talk the other day. Allison Graham gave us great insights as to wh...
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Our Solar Dynamics Observatory​ turns 5!

February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day. Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO has provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massive explosions on the sun grow and erupt ever since its launch on Feb. 11, 2010. The imagery is also captivating, allowing one to watch the constant ballet of solar material through the sun's atmosphere, the corona. 

In honor of SDO's fifth anniversary, NASA has released a video showcasing highlights from the last five years of sun watching. Watch the movie to see giant clouds of solar material hurled out into space, the dance of giant loops hovering in the corona, and huge sunspots growing and shrinking on the sun's surface. 

The imagery is an example of the kind of data that SDO provides to scientists. By watching the sun in different wavelengths – and therefore different temperatures – scientists can watch how material courses through the corona, which holds clues to what causes eruptions on the sun, what heats the sun's atmosphere up to 1,000 times hotter than its surface, and why the sun's magnetic fields are constantly on the move.

Five years into its mission, SDO continues to send back tantalizing imagery to incite scientists' curiosity. For example, in late 2014, SDO captured imagery of the largest sun spots seen since 1995 as well as a torrent of intense solar flares. Solar flares are bursts of light, energy and X-rays. They can occur by themselves or can be accompanied by what's called a coronal mass ejection, or CME, in which a giant cloud of solar material erupts off the sun, achieves escape velocity and heads off into space. In this case, the sun produced only flares and no CMEs, which, while not unheard of, is somewhat unusual for flares of that size. Scientists are looking at that data now to see if they can determine what circumstances might have led to flares eruptions alone. 

Read more & see more Sun views: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/videos-highlight-sdos-fifth-anniversary/
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‪#‎ThrowbackThursday‬ is also ‪#‎DarwinDay‬ on the 206th anniversary of the birth of Darwin, so here's the June 1885 unveiling of Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm's statue of the great man in the Museum's Hintze Hall, and his restoration to the same spot in 2009 for Darwin200.
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NEW FILM! - 'Butterflies'

A lovestruck cat has a bad case of the butterflies.

SHARE if you LOVE Simon's Cat!

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Optimising #blog and #web images for #SEO . This image of the #Amastra #kitten #Clyde appeared top of Bing within 17 minutes of publishing the post (and Google soon afterwards). Search for "Clyde kitten" and see what I mean :-)
Many blogs fail due to the poor insertion of images in their posts. Images cut and pasted from your image library on your PC often contain bloated oversized images which take an age to load. It is really important to make sure that images – and pages load quickly to stop your readers turning ...
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I've been looking at Tsu for the past few days and I really like what I see: Primarily:
The ability to search using hashtags to find interesting topics
The ability to sign up to the platform by using another user's short code (mine is eileenb)
The simplicity of the design
Your own analytics showing you who saw your post...
The LACK of candy crush saga and other games
The monetisation of original content - money is a great driver !
The growth of a brand new social network - owned by its users.
Goodbye Ello (and Facebook) - Hello Tsu :-)
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I'm going to write another post about this next week but in essence I think that Tsu will succeed because:
No apps - no pokes, no annoying games cluttering up your feed - yet..
Influencers- you (and Tsu)  can see who is in your hierarchical family. Tsu can see who its influencers are and you as a user can see which in your family is most useful to you  
Content - Tsu pays its users. this is driving strange "follow me follow you" behaviour - but your original content, when shared will earn revenue according to page impressions. Even if you earn $1 - it is $1 more than Facebook ever paid its content creators. This is motivating folks to find really original content.
New audience. - as far as I can see the same old same old gang aren't on Tsu - so there is a real opportunity to extend reach beyond the ever decreasing circle of tech influencers. This, for me is the most interesting thing. Will brands embrace the concept - or will this be a content storm from users who are trying to make a quick cent or two!
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There are several amazing windows phone apps... here's a selection of Windows phone apps for the office...
Summary: Want to get more out of your Windows Phone at work? Download the best of these apps and rev up your productivity in the workplace.
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Sometimes automation just is not the best thing....
 
More Proof That Youtube's Content ID System is Seriously Flawed!
After a Youtube user posted a video of his cat purring, a 12 second clip was flagged as belonging to EMI Publishing.

The Gamers Bay channel had a video flagged a few months ago as belonging to Capcom, despite the fact that Capcom generally does not flag videos of its games. The DMCA notice that was received had disappeared a short time later.

Google needs to stop with the flipping out every time someones cat purrs, its getting ridiculous.
YouTube's automated takedown tool is known for its flaws, but this week it crossed a line by attacking a purring cat. According to YouTube's Content-ID system both EMI Publishing and PRS own the rights to a 12 second purring loop. The cat in question, Phantom, has filed a dispute and hopes to reclaim his rights.
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Why I just could not give up my old Wordpress blog. Sentimental, moi? :)
I really intended to stop blogging on my hosted WordPress blog. I had planned to call this blog “the last post” or “Bye,Bye blog” – something whimsical perhaps, something that meant a lot to me. I had spent sometime reviewing the variety of topics I had talked about over the last ten years.
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I really intended to stop blogging on my hosted WordPress blog. I had planned to call this blog “the last post” or “Bye,Bye blog” – something whimsical perhaps, something that meant a lot to me. I had spent sometime reviewing the variety of topics I had…
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I've been meaning to do this for ages: How to create visually impressive #slideshows on #YouTube   #TipsandTrickshowto  
Please update your feeds from http://eileenbrown.wordpress.com to http://amastra.com/blog/ ***. You do not need to capture videos to upload onto YouTube. You can make great videos using YouTube's slideshow tool. It is really easy to do too. The YouTube upload button gives you four options: ...
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http://facebook.com/CashMobSuffolk for more information about the community initiative
 
It is the 21st of the month and that can only mean one thing - the successful business to be #cashmobbed on Sat Nov 1st in Needham Market is...... Needham Market Post Office and Shop... a vital part of the local community.  We look forward to meeting you and the other lovely local independents and spending our money!
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CEO of Suffolk based social media brand management agency Amastra
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Social media strategy, social networking advice, brand elevation, digital marketing, digital crisis management, strategic consultancy, speaker, author
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  • Amastra
    CEO, 2009 - present
    Social media strategies and brand advice
  • Microsoft
    ITE manager, 2001 - 2009
    Social Media community breadth and depth programs, Community reach and engagement, brand perception management
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Social Media Advisor and geek. Author of Working the Crowd: Social Media Marketing for Business. http://tsu.co/eileenb +44 7764 359 905
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Social media advice, influencer and brand strategy. Colchester, Suffolk, UK based social media consultancy Amastra, drives social strategy and collaboration for customers.

Engagement programs to transform brand satisfaction and perception. Specialists in communities, message amplification and customer connection. Eileen Brown is the CEO at Amastra and author of Working The Crowd: Social Media Marketing for Business who has worked with enterprise social media programs since 2004.

Social media advice, influencer management and brand advocacy. Engagement programs to transform brand satisfaction and perception. Specialists in communities, message amplification and customer connection.

Programs to deliver social strategy, community and brand elevation. Collaboration and business productivity programs. Transformation programs for social technologies, enhanced communication and cross organisational connections, frameworks and crisis management.

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Femfresh in Facebook storm over infantile terms for 'vagina' | ZDNet
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Femfresh, the brand specialising in feminine hygiene is facing an escalating social media storm about its infantile terms for female genital

Candid camera captures attention in ‘Red Button’ square
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Candid camera videos showing ordinary folks reacting to extraordinary events are some of the best videos on YouTube.  Have a look at this on

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  They never learn do they?  Only a few weeks after I blogged about my call from a software ‘expert’ telling me they had found worms on m

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Take a tour around the skies and look out for these celestial happenings throughout 2012.  Some of these can be seen by the naked eye, or bi

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It seems the iPad 3 may be shipping before the Kickstarter-funded TouchFire for the iPad.

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A leaked document from the FBI shows concern that cyber criminals treat Bitcoin as just another payment option alongside established virtual

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A grippy, sticky adhesive-free material to hold your phone snugly on your dashboard.   Credit: Firebox

Flora cuisine crowdsources new recipe book
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Flora, the healthy spread has turned to its Facebook page for inspiration. It has created a Lets get cooking cookbook and is giving away cop

Gold Dust and Bats for sale: Scammer fail or not?
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This mis-spelled email was guaranteed to get my attention. Scammers and spammers often use this trick to lull the unwary into a false sense

Job seekers: 5 tips to protect your online brand
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You are at home. You are browsing the web looking for your next role. You are online anyway, so you turn to your social media platforms to u

From virtual to reality: Facebook launches Gifts
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Now, instead of sending your Facebook friends virtual pokes, flowers, kisses and hugs you can now offer real tangible gifts to your friends.

7 questions to ask your social media expert before you hire
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There are a lot of social media ‘experts’ out there. almost everywhere you turn, there are people that tout themselves as experts in social

Time to create enchanting online content
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Some blog content is compelling, some falls far short of your expectations. But after you have gone past the title page, how do you find, an

10 tips to avoid the Monday morning blues
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It is often hard to get going on a Monday morning. The commute might have been hell with over running road works or delays on your train. Yo

Digital Marketing Conferences To Avoid
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There are so many digital marketing conferences these days. When I was working at Microsoft I think I could pretty much have spent my entire

Big Brother mobile device in our pockets
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Folks don’t like the idea of having their movements stalked by cameras or tracking devices – and yet we willingly carry round a device that

How to create lists in Twitter
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I had a question from one of the attendees of my Introduction to Twitter course, so I thought I’d blog it to help others who might have the