This week I had the wonderful fortune of being taken to lunch at Darwin Brasserie on level 36 of newly-opened 20 Fenchurch Street. Known as the Walkie Talkie, the building is nicknamed for its odd shape that cleverly expands at the top to create more office space where it can charge the most for it.
One of my favourite places to hang out in London is Timberyard.
It ticks all the boxes -- good coffee, lovely food (the falafel toasted sandwich is delicious, as are the cakes), thoughtful mix of seating, no-fuss wifi (no password! why don't more places do this?), topped off by friendly, down-to-earth customer service.
With the number of Internet users worldwide recently surpassing 3 billion, there are more of us online than ever before and this number is growing at a rate faster than predicted.
Growth this rapid naturally leads to an evolving landscape. Google, Facebook and Twitter are now the older, established big brothers of the online and social space, with newcomers (some newer than others) WeChat, TenCent, Tango, Line and more knocking on the door and demanding attention.
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are painfully aware their biggest threat isn’t a household brand name but much more likely to be an as-yet unknown start-up currently working out of rented garage, just as they were back in 1998.
With the social media giants' monthly metrics pulled apart by industry analysts and investors alike, what do the latest trends tell us and what does it mean for the future of social?
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