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Emmys using Drupal

Posted in Star Global News, Technology News on July 29th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

During our consultation phase with a client, we decide which solution will fit them best.
We like to choose good quality, widely supported software and it looks like our Drupal users are in good company.

{Original post Dries Buytaert, July 15, 2009}
Emmys using Drupal
Glamour, glitter, and champagne all around because Drupal has gone Hollywood. The Emmys website has just switched to Drupal in preparation for the announcement of nominees tomorrow, and the subsequent annual Emmy award ceremony later this year. The Emmys are annual awards to outstanding television programs and performers.

Emmys.com was previously a static HTML website, with a few custom PHP components. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the parent organization) migrated to Drupal largely because of the positive experiences various Academy members and other industry leaders have had with using Drupal.

The new Emmys.com is a joint project of volunteers from the Academy’s television industry leadership, its staff, and Emmy magazine — they built the site with the help of Metal Toad Media. In addition to migrating their main website, emmys.com, they’re also in the progress of converting some of their other related properties.

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What is Twitter? 69 Percent of Adults Don’t Really Know

Posted in Social Networking Media on July 28th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

What is Twitter? 69 Percent of Adults Don’t Really Know
July 28th, 2009 | by Adam Ostrow of Mashable

You would think that with an estimated $48 million of free media coverage per month, most people would at least have a pretty good idea about what Twitter is, even if they aren’t users themselves. But according to a new study out today from Harris Interactive, 69 percent of adults don’t know enough about Twitter “to have an opinion about it.”

Of those that do have an opinion of Twitter, 12 percent think it’s poised for exponential growth, another 12 percent think it’s something that will stay relegated to “young people and the media,” while 8 percent think it’s just a passing fad.

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Twitter for Beginners: 5 Steps for Better Tweeting

Posted in Social Networking Media on July 20th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

by July 20th, 2009 | by Josh Catone | Mashable

Twitter is immensely useful as a utility for joining in the global conversation and sharing thoughts, opinions, information, and media. But for new users, there’s also a fairly steep learning curve. For many people new to Twitter, the site doesn’t immediately “make sense” and it can be a bit daunting. But there are things those users can do to make the service more useful from the get go.

Below are five steps for new users to take in order to make the Twitter experience more enjoyable from the beginning. New users have both third party services and built-in tools at their disposal to make Twitter work for them, and this post highlights some of the best.

STEP ONE: Find People You Already Know
STEP TWO: Find Like-minded Users
STEP THREE: Find People in the Area
STEP FOUR: Get a Desktop (or Mobile) Client
STEP FIVE: Learn the Ropes

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Riot police raid birthday barbecue for ‘all-night’ Facebook tag

Posted in Technology News on July 17th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

Riot police raid birthday barbecue for ‘all-night’ Facebook tag
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Four cars, van, helicopter storm 15-guest cookout
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Posted in Odds and Sods, 17th July 2009 17:44 GMT
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Riot police stormed a man’s 30th birthday barbecue for 15 guests because it was advertised as an “all-night” party on Facebook.

Four police cars, a riot van, and a force helicopter were dispatched to a privately-owned field in a small village near Sowton, Devon in the UK on Saturday, ordering the party shut down or everyone would be arrested.

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Will Google Wave Eliminate the Need for PR as Media Relations?

Posted in Social Networking Media on July 13th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

Will Google Wave Eliminate the Need for PR as Media Relations?
by Valeria Maltoni on 07/12/2009 09:15 0 comments

New media has already reminded us that PR stands for public relations and not just media relations. This is still something that many organizations are navigating at the moment. Now Google is giving us yet another Wave of innovation and showing us what is possible in the browser. It was developed by the team that gave us Google Maps. From the site:

A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

A wave is shared.Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content andadd participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.

A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can havefaster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.

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