10 reasons why Brits love Twitter

Daniel Sung Top tens, Web 2.0 3 Comments


So it is official, Brits absolutely love the microblogging (no, I don’t know what that means either) service Twitter. According to online trend watchers Hitwise UK, internet traffic to Twitter has increased 10-fold over last 12 months.

UK Internet traffic to the website has increased by a staggering 974% over this period. Hitwise also admits that Twitter is probably even more popular than its numbers imply, as Hitwise is only measuring traffic to the main Twitter website, not access via mobile (it’s big on the iPhone, I can tell you) or third party applications like Twitterrific and Tweetdeck.

So why is this? It is obvious why Twitter is growing on the other side of The Pond:

1. The Yanks invented it
2. Culturally, Americans are not afraid of…

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Interview: Qualcomm CEO says 3G iPhone will raise the bar for mobiles

Katherine Hannaford Interviews 1 Comment


Ashley Norris writes…

The last time I met Qualcomm’s CEO Paul Jacobs (pictured) in London three years ago he was enthusing about his nascent mobile TV technology MediaFLO. I remember being quite cynical at the time telling him that I thought the Nokia backed DVB-H mobile TV format was a shoe-in for the UK and indeed most of Europe and that he should concentrate on the US.

Well there’s still no sign of any commitment to launch DVB-H in the UK, however MediaFLO is a step closer given that Qualcomm has just spent £8 million on buying some L-band radio spectrum. The official line is that it is to be used testing MediaFLO, but given the close relationship with Sky – the two company’s trialled MediaFLO in Manchester last year – there’s plenty of gossip that a UK launch of MediaFLO isn’t too far away…

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MWC 2008 Video Preview: LG's new HSPA Horizon phones

Katherine Hannaford Gadget Shows, Mobile phones, Mobile World Congress 2008, Video Reviews Leave a Comment

Here’s something to confuse you – Ashley displays his geek credentials in this video, by explaining the differences between HSDPA, HSPA, HSUPA and other 3G formats. Believe it or not, he claims the various companies adopting these new 3G acronyms is the most exciting thing to come out of the MWC show….

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Shiny Video Preview: Ash looks at Sony's DSC-200/S digital camera at IFA

Katherine Hannaford Cameras, IFA 2007, Video Reviews Leave a Comment

Still rolling out the videos from IFA last week, this one shows our very own Ashley Norris with Sony’s new DSC-200/S digital camera, complete with a Smile Shutter mode to help ensure beaming smiles in all your photos. All together now – cheese!…

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Tech Digest to live-blog tomorrow's New Media Knowledge (NMK) conference

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jasoncalacanis89.jpg One of the biggest conferences 2007 will see is happening right here in London tomorrow, and I’m proud to say that I’ll be right there in the front row (ok, second, no-one likes spit-balls from crusty old CEOs directed at them), live-blogging it for your own enjoyment…

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