Being Social

There's a 1/2 day conference organised by those nice people at Mashup* taking place on May 13th (hopefully lucky).

The organisers say "Being Social is a half-day conference & masterclass that will provide marketing, advertising, PR and corporate communications executives with the know-how necessary to develop, execute and manage a social media strategy that delivers value."

Contributors include: David Cushman MD of 90:10, Andrew Davies - ex BBC/ Myspace, Gabrielle Lane Peters, Dominic Burch - ASDA, Kristian Carter of IF Communications.

It should actually be a good afternoon of talks and an evening of networking.

More details at Being Social

Also if anyone wants to go (I'm not affiliated to the conference) there's a 15% discount using the following code EJ_INVITE_BS10

Ofcom Review of non-geographic calls services - call for inputs

Ofcom is holding a review on non-geographic numbers and services which may be found here.

They are asking consumers whether regulation is too low, too high, what services work and what don't.

People can respond to the consultation on-line or send email or written responses.

The consultation closes on 30/05/2010


Natwest goes on Safari

It's taken a while, but it seems Natwest bank in the UK have changed their on-line banking system to recognise Apple's Safari browser. In the past, they would only recognise IE or Firefox (and variants).

Though Apple are still only a tiny percentage of the overall PC market, they do dominate in certain areas such as media, film etc and quite a lot of students too. Maybe their web stats have shown Apple users trying to access the site, or they've received complaints.

It's time all sites supported at least IE, Firefox and Safari (as well as others like Opera).