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Brian Blessed The Voice of TomTom? April 1, 2010

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We’re not going to lie, BWT loves Brian Blessed.  He is a god among men.  Did you know his ribcage is apparently twice the size of a normal man’s?  He’s like a bear, only less hairy!  Plus there’s that unmistakable booming voice.

And now that voice is the centre of an online Facebook petition – to turn it into a satnav speaker option.

The social networking group, which has been running for only a few weeks, currently has over 8,000 members.  Richard Gardner, the founder, contacted TomTom about getting Brian on board.  The satnav manufacturer promises that if the group gains 25,000 members in total, they’ll enter into negotiations with the big jolly bearded one.

So what are you waiting for?  GO JOIN!

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My Mum’s on Facebook March 23, 2010

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I think we all know someone who can relate to this…

Sci-Fi Social Networking March 18, 2010

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Think of a professional social networking site, such as LinkedIn.  Then add planets.  And spaceships.  And William Shatner.  Mix them altogether, and you have myouterspace.com

Launched by Mr Shatner himself, the site is aimed at creative people with a range of skill sets, who will be able to become ‘citizens’ of one of six ‘Planets’ that matches their talents – including graphic design, writing, acting, music, games development and film and TV production.

From then on, to be honest, it all becomes a bit confusing.

Those who have become citizens of the planets will then be able to take part in projects overseen by a range of ‘virtual production companies’, or as they’re known in MyOuterSpace world, ‘Starships’. Each Starship has a ‘captain’, who will venture around the planets in his starship collecting talent – ‘the Starships will host Crew Members from the various United Planets, each specializing in a different Artistic talent,’ the site explains.

Rrrrrright.  Gotcha.

“I posed as a girl of 14 on Facebook. What followed will sicken you” March 12, 2010

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Has the Daily Mail finally met its match?

Facebook, the social networking site behemoth, has threatened to sue the paper after it wrongly alleged that 14-year-old girls who create a profile could be approached “within seconds” by older men who “wanted to perform a sex act” in front of them.

The paper apologised in print and online for the error, insisting it had been introduced by editors at the paper despite being told it was wrong.

But Facebook is still gunning for blood.  The company is considering legal action and looking at the “brand damage that has been done”.

Facebook staff also claimed that attempts to add a comment to the piece, as readers are able to do, were repeatedly blocked by the Daily Mail.

We can’t see the Mail wriggling out of this one too easily…

FarmVille Hits 80 Million Users February 23, 2010

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… We like to think it was partly because of BWT professing our love for the Facebook farming game.

To put this into perspective, there are currently around 400 million users on Facebook.  That means approximately 5% of Facebook spams you with really annoying ‘ZOMG I FOUND A PINK RABBIT AREN’T I GREATZ LOLZ!!11″ status updates.

FarmVille’s parent company, Zynga, was recently valued at 1 billion dollars.  Now that’s a lot of eggplants.

FarmVille – IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME! January 26, 2010

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Here at BWT, we’ve already documented our obsession with social networking games.  We can’t get enough of them.  If we’re not posting inane updates on here, then we’re either feeding our virtual fish, running our virtual restaurant, or shooting our virtual friends in the face.

But even if you’re not a fan of these games, you’ve still probably heard of the most popular social networking title around – FarmVille.  You tend to your crops, nurture your animals, buy shiny stuff and, erm… that’s pretty much it.  Trust us, it’s more addictive than chocolate coated with crack.

But not everyone loves FarmVille as much as us, as this tongue-in-cheek advertisement (below) shows.

“FARMVILLE CASH!  Worth as much as real money – AFTER IT’S ACCIDENTALLY DROPPED INTO A VOLCANO!”

Twitter Usage Capped? January 20, 2010

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Here’s something that might get the knickers of Twitter fans in a twist.  Rumours are circulating that the social networking site has introduced a cap on usage.  Don’t get too worried though – the limit is 150 requests per hour, according to this screengrab (above.)

BWT does not have a twitter, as our life is not interesting enough to justify multiple updates about it per day.  Do you think the cap will affect you, Twitterers?