“Free spins” and other terms now the focus of new UK gambling regulations

New UK Regulations on words like free spins According to the UK Gambling Commission, online gaming has become one of the fastest growing forms of gambling. At the moment, it is valued at over £4.5 billion, which effectively makes it the biggest niche in gambling. Online casino gaming is the leader in this niche, which is why there is plenty of opposition to the progress being made in that sector as [...]

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Widgets of the world unite…

I’ve been having a lot of widgety thoughts recently, so I thought I’d bundle up a few loose ends in the one (long) post. First though, if you’re playing catch-up a [...]

Children’s charity checks into virtual hotel

I’ve written previously about how the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has embraced innovation to raise awareness of its [...]

DoggySnaps.com: the tail ‘tagging’ the dog

I only recently stumbled across the Dog Trust’s photo-sharing community, DoggySnaps.com. I’m not a dog owner, and frankly have no particular affinity with dogs, but the [...]

Valentine’s Day meets Web 2.0

I meant to post this yesterday, but a deadline prevented me from doing so. Then, of course, blogging was out of the question in the evening (you know what day it was). I [...]

Whose cause is it anyway?

Yet again Kathy Sierra is right on target; She writes… People ask me… How can I get our employees to be passionate about the company?” Wrong question. Passion for our [...]

An interview with the Widget King

Last year, Hawaii-based ChipIn launched its “social ecommerce” service designed to help individuals connect with people in their social network for collection of money [...]

Charities: Are you cool or old school?

Compare this photo of the Windows Vista launch (blogged by Seth Godin last week to make a slightly different point) with the photo above - taken in London less than 24 [...]

Not-for-profit’s have the gift of stories

Nancy Schwartz invited me to submit a piece for this week’s Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants theme on “How do Nonprofit Communicators Compete for Audiences’ [...]

Engagement is (not) made to measure

Measuring ‘engagement’ is like eating an elephant: it’s a big job and you’re not sure where to start. I’m no exception, and my thinking on this topic still feels [...]

“Social media” is distinct from traditional media

Über-blogger Steve Rubel’s Micro Persuasion web feed is usually one of the first I read. Today, Steve calls time on “a bunch of terms” he signals are now [...]