Posts by Alex Christie

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Google insights for Search

25 March 2009 | Alex Christie

By definition, Google insights, provides insights into the search terms users have been entering into the Google search engine. “Unlike Google Trends, Google Insights for Search provides a visual representation of regional interest on a […]

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Facebook responds to redesign feedback

25 March 2009 | Alex Christie

Facebook recently had a redesign to it's homepage which resulted in quite a few unhappy users. Yesterday Facebook decided to respond with a lengthy blog post which explains how they make product decisions. In the […]

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Hot off Microsoft, Internet Explorer 8, is not so hot

24 March 2009 | Alex Christie

IE8, the latest Microsoft internet browser, hit the download sites recently.  According to Information Week, the initial feedback from the public has been bad. With complaints ranging from slow boot times, buggy search functionality and […]

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Google Street View: I have a black box over my eyes.

24 March 2009 | Alex Christie

After quite a bit of back and forth with the government and protesters, Google Street View has finally launched its British counterpart: And how much fun has it been roving around your old haunts and […]

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Who is the walrus?

24 March 2009 | Alex Christie

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things:Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–Of cabbages–and kings–And why the sea is boiling hot–And whether pigs have wings."- Lewis Carrol – 1879 Twitter is ablaze at […]

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To title or not to title and the misuse of the alt tag

20 March 2009 | Alex Christie

The tooltip like feature that most people are used to seeing when hovering their cursor over a text link, is commonly misunderstood as being due to a link having an 'alt' tag. It is true […]

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Style notes – Increase online fashion sales

19 March 2009 | Alex Christie

Stories of record losses and plummeting profit margins are making the headlines on an almost daily basis, serving as a constant reminder of the difficult times the world's economy is facing. The online retail sector […]

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New Twitter phenomenon

19 March 2009 | Alex Christie

TwitterJobSearch, has introduced the first “smart” search engine. This means that it extracts the meaning of a search term from Twitter content database and creates a resource that will link and or associate all jobs […]

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Colour eBook readers now on sale.

19 March 2009 | Alex Christie

Another first for technology comes from Fujitsu this time. The company has put the first colour eBook reader to market in Japan in the first quarter of 2009. Called flepia the device uses sunlight-visible e-ink. […]

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Reciprocal Link Cloaking. Do you smell a rat?

18 March 2009 | Alex Christie

Every now and then the internet springs another clever scam. Whether it's cloaking, doorway pages, or the recent and fiendishly clever con around parking tickets and dummy payment pages, there is always someone out there […]

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