Social media is not always a good thing. BOOM. Ahem. Not exactly a revelation then, but it’s been evidenced this week more than ever by an incredibly unusual story that’s had blur Group staff a little enthralled, involving Python, Twitter, 4chan and multiple firings. It’s eye-opening to say the least and it raises some questions. More than anything the story, highlighted here on Tech Crunch, brings to light a particularly odd frame of mind – one attacking individuals and not businesses. The company responsible for the first employee firing – over a tweet, as you’ll find out – appeared to be beyond reproach. The woman who made the tweet, however, was bombarded with vile abuse, and the company she worked for attacked repeatedly until she was fired. It’s an odd displacement of anger that shows up that strange immunity that a great many tech companies have to scrutiny, in favour of going for the throat of individuals. I assumed it was only the giants like Google and Apple who were bulletproof these days but I suspect it might be tech in general. Anyway, read and digest, and careful what you tweet, eh? blur Group gets an update We have some news ourselves. While it’s not official yet, you can grab a sneak peak of our brand new website design at new.blurgroup.com – hopefully it’ll feel familiar for existing users while bringing dynamic professionalism and the sense of a true cloud trading platform to visitors finding us for the first time. We’re open to any and all feedback, so leave a comment and tell us what you think. More on the update to a new blur Group soon, so watch this space in the roundup. Tweet as your friends/ruin friendships AllThingsD bring a far more lighthearted side to Twitter as they take a look at a website that lets users make it look as though Tweets have been made from other handles. If there’s anything we should be wasting our weekend with, it’s definitely that – I look forward to the implosion of the internet that occurs as baffled friends, colleagues and hopefully celebrities are successfully trolled. Let me know if you see any corkers. Lost on Google+? Here is a hugely valuable article on Lost In Technology for creating a Google+ Business Page. This is something quite close to my heart, as I’ve recently been somewhat baffled by the modest success of blur Group’s own Google+ presence, and the ways in which that success has been achieved. Still, I learned a fair bit browsing through this how-to and I suspect you will too, so go take a look. This blog is by Rob Sandall, Head of Content at blur Group.
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