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Twitter Trends, Banksy and Untranslatable Words

17th December 2010
GWS Team
Bristol App from GWS: The Centre


There may be only a week to go before Christmas, but here at GWS Media we’re not letting our foot off the accelerator just yet!

The highlight of our week was going live with the iPad version of our own Bristol App – check out the images and let us know what you think.

Bristol App from GWS: Google Maps


We’ve also gone live with websites – one for a company selling cable markers and identification systems and another for a Bristol printer.

Here are the stories that have caught our attention this week:


Social Media

Our round-up last week featured the new Facebook profile.

While we’re not sure what we think of some of the new features and the fact that your contributions elsewhere on Facebook are posted word-for-word on your own page, we like the fact that it allows you to do this.

We love this blog about animating Bristol – especially the idea of one-stop Bristol portal. Check out the marketing and promotion ideas and cast your vote.

@danzarrella analyses Twitter follower count data and finds that social media is a cocktail party - nobody wants to talk to the person who only talks about him or herself.

The Top Twitter Trends of 2010 have been published – click here for the full list.


World News

Julian Assange

Democracy promotion, espionage, or both?

The Wikileaks / Julian Assange saga continues and the cables keep on coming.

While Assange claims that allegations made against him are part of a smear campaign, Sarah Palin calls for him to be ‘hunted down like the al-Qaeda leadership'.


Snowy weather

Here’s something that isn’t news...the weather!

Although you could be forgiven for thinking that a bit of snow was unheard of in the UK.

We do like this story about a young entrepreneurial duo whose forward thinking has been winning them gritting contracts around the Bristol area.


Other Stories

Search without Search

Forget Google Instant – soon information will be found for users before they’ve even searched for it.

Google’s Marissa Mayer calls it 'search without search' – which sounds to us like something quite different from search....



From local pizzeria to Michelin starred restaurant – Westbury Village’s Casamia is getting rave reviews.

8 courses? Why not!

Casamia (Westbury Village, Bristol)


Books as Apps

Is a book still a book if it’s only available as a computer App?

Click here for a fascinating discussion about the melding of books and the internet.



Cool animation about Banksy revealing the identity of the elusive artist (we won’t give the game away).


Untranslatable Words

Untranslatable words – an illustration of just what the English language is missing.

Click here for the full list.


Update, September 2019: some of the features originally linked to in this article, including the Banksy animation, have since been removed by the host sites, but we have retained the original text for historical interest purposes.

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