In an increasingly competitve job market future employers are looking for individuals who are prepared to go that extra mile to demonstrate their knowledge, expertise or passion for a new role. Social media is one of the many tools that need to be part of any strategy when looking for a new job, but remember it’s not the only one.


Twittamentary is a documentary about the everyday people who use Twitter, from a travel journalist turned “Twilebrity” to a porn star who uses Twitter to stay in touch with her fans, from a stock trader who tweets from the world’s largest exchange to a homeless woman who uses Twitter to find a place to live. The movie is always shown in a dual screen mode, with a live twitter wall, thus creating a unique cinematic experience where the audience can interact with the cast and crew, in real-time, while watching the movie.


For the past 10 years Google has always published a year-end Zeitgeist report on the major search trends around the world, 2011 is no except – they have sorted billions of searches to capture the year’s 10 fastest-rising global queries and the spirit of 2011.


It would be odd if we didn’t wrap up the year without some kind of closing piece on what has happened in 2011. So, here’s a video from the team at www.videoinfographs.com – full of facts and figures from the world of social media.


Another hectic year comes to a close for us as we celebrate entering our third year as a growing global community and organisation. This wouldn’t have been possible without your support in helping to make media140 happen; whether you were a speaker, a sponsor, media partner or participant we would like to extend our thanks.

There is oodles coming up in 2012!


The ‘Business of Social Business’ is the second media140 event to be hosted in the salubrious Durham street auditorium. A theatre that has been built on the last remaining stretch of 18th-century cobbled roadway, which was part of a tunnel beneath the House leading down to the Thames. Speakers included Ann Holman, Paul Skinner, Andrew Grill and Warren Buckley, with the event being sponsored by PeopleBrowsr.