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Weekly Round-Up: Crowdsourcing, Image Search & the Lunar Eclipse

17th June 2011
GWS Team

This week we've finished an exciting new iPhone application for Clifton College, and we've been working on designs for the new site for a Promotional Packaging company, as well as working for a care home in Bristol.


Businesses Using Social Media

If you're feeling like your blogging is getting into a rut, perhaps this article for small business blogs on how to avoid being boring could help spark some ideas?

Want to increase interaction with your business on social media platforms?

You might want to consider harnessing the power of 'crowdsourcing' (otherwise known as interactive feedback).

Here are some useful tips on how to get started with social media crowdsourcing.

Last week we reported on the coverage of Facebook's privacy saga over facial recognition in tagging - now Google has announced a new service that allows searches by images.

It seems like visual recognition is going to be increasingly important to internet use, whatever the privacy implications.

Feeling hazy on the purpose and usefulness of all the different social media platforms? This week Tech Mash featured a very handy infographic on the subject.

New research suggests online social networkers feel more emotionally supported and are more trusting of others - which perhaps supports the extent to which recommendations made through social networking sites are seen to be more trustworthy.

Do you feel this is the case in your experience of social networking?


Art & Design

This week we are loving the images produced by Illustrator David Meldrum who has been documenting what he eats everyday. His illustrations will be displayed in an upcoming exhibition.

Google is continually creating eye-catching animated doodles for its home page - here is a reminder of some of the best ones.


Bristol news

If you're in Bristol this weekend, you might be interested to hear that it is the launch of the MShed - a new museum located on the historic dockside that tells the story of Bristol using personal stories and interactive displays.

There are lots of events throughout the weekend, so have a look on their website for more details:

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