William Shatner is not a fan of Facebook Mentions

Stuart O'Connor Facebook, Facebook Applications, Features Leave a Comment

It's Facebook, Jim, but not quite as you like it. Canadian actor William Shatner — variously famous as eccentric lawyer Denny Crane on Boston Legal, beat cop TJ Hooker, womanising starship captain James T Kirk and a "singer" — is, unlike most 83-year-olds, quite a dab hand at social media. And he's not backward in…

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Gallery: Kick Ass game headed to the iPhone

Gerald Lynch Apple, Gallery, Gaming, iPhone, iPhone apps, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

Kick Ass, the smash hit graphic novel and summer blockbuster, is all set to hit the iPhone this coming April 17th in the shape of an ultra violent, ultra funny brawler. Kick-Ass is a fully 3D action fighting game set…

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Twitter hiring staffer to look after celebrities

Duncan Geere Celebrity Gadgets, Twitter, Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment


Everyone knows that fame gets you everything you could ever want (except love, but who the hell needs that?) but until recently the brightest and most beautiful among us had to deal with Twitter just like anyone else does.

Not for much longer. The microblogging company is hiring a “VIP Concierge” to look after the celebs using the service. Here’s what they’ve put under ‘job description':

“We don’t have a description written for this yet, but the job is to be a “high touch” point of contact at Twitter for the burgeoning number of celebrities on the service. We want to make sure they’re happy, using the product effectively, etc.”

“This person is probably pretty junior (it won’t pay a lot) but hopefully familiar with working with “Hollywood types.” They should be tech savvy enough to answer questions and solve basic problems (though they can fall back on our tech support). And they should definitely present themselves (and the company) well on the phone and in person. They should be proactive but not pushy. “

“It might make sense for them to be in L.A. but to come up to SF often. Obviously this is a very sweet gig for someone. The challenge will be finding someone who is good at the schmoozing but also humble and a fit with our culture.”

It’s probably a wise move for a company who’ve seen much of their growth thanks to high-profile tweeters like Steven Fry and Philip Schofield. Does it sound like you, or someone you know? Go for it! And tell them we sent you.

Job Ad (via TechCrunch)

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CelebrityTweet – behind the velvet rope

Duncan Geere Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment


If you’re an avid Twitterer, and you want to keep up with the comings-and-goings of various celebrities, then you can just follow them. If you’re not, however, and you still want to keep in touch with what famous people spend their time doing, then you might do well to bookmark CelebrityTweet.

It’s a site that aggregates the Twitter accounts of only famous people. Sadly, that doesn’t include me, yet. Present and correct, though, are Wil Wheaton, Barack Obama, Lance Armstrong and Robert Llewellyn. Recent updates include @bobbyllew getting excited about the Tesla, and @lancearmstrong saying how nice Adelaide is.

Useless if you’re already a Twitter user, though. If you are, console yourself by measuring your Twick size. Not kidding. Mine’s a respectable 7″, the same as @techdigest. Top of the table are @techmeme and @cnetnews with massive 20″ twicks. Childish? Yes. Fun? Yes.

Celebrity Tweet (via Mashable!) and Twick Size

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Ricky Martin's music infiltrates Micro Memory Kit from Kingston Technology

Andy Merrett Celebrity Gadgets, USB Memory 1 Comment


Kingston Technology are probably not in it for love, but they’ve announced the release of a special edition “Black and White” Mobile Memory Kit, featuring a 1GB microSD card preloaded with a selection of Ricky Martin music, video and mobile phone wallpapers, plus a USB reader.

I don’t care what you say — celebrity endorsed technology products are far more exciting that bog standard gadgetry…

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Here's why the iPhone has 'flopped' in the UK! Coleen McLoughlin has one!

Katherine Hannaford Celebrity Gadgets, iPhone, Mobile phones Leave a Comment

coleen-mcloughlin-iphone.jpgNot exactly a ‘sleb you want to see toting the new iPhone days after it launched, Coleen McLoughlin has been blamed for slow sales in the UK, in urgent rumours spreading throughout the technology industry (made up by me).

Fanboys across the country are signing petitions, urging the D-lister to make like her fashion icon, Batman, and…

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