Vloggers

Queens of YouTube: eight female vloggers who you’ll want to be your new best friend

Lauren Bravo Blogging, Features, Must read, Style, Trending, YouTube 1 Comment

Just when parents, career advisers and the media had got their heads around 'becoming a professional blogger' as a valid life choice, Gen Y moved things on a step. With social media becoming increasingly visual (why write a tweet in 30 seconds when you can Instagram in an instant?) and young people eschewing traditional TV…

Read more | Comments (0)

Tumblr apps now let you edit your blog from your mobile

Becca Caddy Blogging, Tumblr 1 Comment

Today simple blogging platform Tumblr has announced that its users can now customise the way their Tumblr blog looks directly from within its iOS app with a brand new baked-in editor. Tumblr is one of the most open blogging platforms when it comes to basic customisation that doesn't require you to host your blog yourself…

Read more | Comments (0)

Why Facebook should make it easier for you to break up

Ashley Norris Blogging, Facebook 1 Comment

You know what it is like. You change your status from in a relationship to 'it's complicated' but deep down you know it is all over. But there on your page is all the evidence of the three years you spent together before things went awry. Well even academics think that social networking sites should…

Read more | Comments (0)

The image on Obama's Tumblr that encapsulates the differences between the US and the UK

Ashley Norris Blogging, Tumblr 1 Comment

While looking for an image for a Tumblr story I stumbled across this recent image from Obama's blog. For me it totally encapsulates the differences between the UK and the US in the way we see the world, but especially how we see politicians. The image has Obama and Michelle looking lovingly towards some US…

Read more | Comments (0)

JustMigrate makes your Posterous to Tumblr move quick, easy and free

Becca Caddy Blogging Leave a Comment

We've all had a little cry about the fact Twitter is closing down Posterous at the end of April (well, the three of us that still used it), but now you're over the shock phase it's time to think about what to do with all of your Posterous content before it withers and dies. There…

Read more | Comments (0)

Posthaven – an exciting new blogging platform on its way

Ashley Norris Blogging Leave a Comment

Still hurting from the news that Twitter is going to pull the plug on blogging service Posterous? Worried that your current blog format might do a Posterous/Vox etc and head off to that great blogging platform in the sky? Well the team behind Posterous may have an answer. In an intriguing move Posterous co-founder Garry…

Read more | Comments (0)

Howwwl: An open-blogging platform a bit like Pinterest and a lot like Tumblr

Becca Caddy Blogging Leave a Comment

Yeah we know, we know, it's really annoying to always be describing one shiny new platform in relation to a couple of old ones, but from what we can tell so far, new open-blogging site Howwwl mixes together some of the best features of both Pinterest and Tumblr into an interesting anti-blogging package. Howwwl describes…

Read more | Comments (0)

UPDATED: Food blogger girl banned from taking photos of her school dinners

Becca Caddy Blogging, Social networking 11 Comments

It's not often that sleazy British tabloids and tech publications all over the globe are interested in the same stories, but today the worlds of social media and crazy UK regulations have collided as a nine year old girl who blogs about food has been banned from blogging about food. UPDATE: So it seems all…

Read more | Comments (0)

The best free and simple Tumblr themes: London Calling, Ultralite and Simplify

Becca Caddy Blogging, Top Stories, Trending 7 Comments

Pinterest has made us all go a little crazy for the grid-like, photo collage look when it comes to blogging. But, if you want the focus to be on your images rather than the way they look together, or you'd just like your words to stand out more, then try out one of these clean…

Read more | Comments (0)

Jux introduces new commenting system, watch out Tumblr

Becca Caddy Blogging, Social networking 3 Comments

This week Jux, the dark horse of the blogging world, has rolled out a new commenting system to its users. Big, bold blogging platform Jux may still be in its infancy, but since we first wrote about its potential last year we've seen more people using it and more awesome updates being made to the…

Read more | Comments (0)

Jux: Blogging platform adds lovely panoramic StreetView posts

Becca Caddy Blogging, Social networking Leave a Comment

Jux is further differentiating itself from other big blogging players by adding in StreetView posts with lovely panoramic images of our favourite locations. Here at Shiny Shiny we've long been fans of quirky blogging platform Jux, and it seems the team are trying to make their offering stand out even more from the competition by…

Read more | Comments (0)

Twitter acquires Posterous, but your Space is safe FOR NOW

Becca Caddy Blogging, Social networking Leave a Comment

Popular blogging and sharing platform Posterous has been unexpectedly acquired by the annoying yet highly addictive Twitter, which has caused a lot of dedicated users to freak out about what happens to their Posterous blogs/Spaces/whatevs now. Tonight founder and CEO Sachin Agarwal revealed the news on the company's official blog and explained that he "couldn't…

Read more | Comments (0)