7 January 2008

Blogging made easy

Writing is so old fashioned! When I write for this blog I do exactly that, write. But that could soon be, well is, a thing of the past if according to a report in the FT. Voice recognition software being used at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas allows users to dictate their entries into a mobile phone. This …

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3 January 2008

In 2008 I will…..

Sadly, unlike most normal people my New Year’s Resolutions don’t have anything to do with getting fit or de-toxing (although they should, they should) but almost entirely relate to my use of the vice that is social media. I blame Henry Elliss totally for luring me into this dark world a year ago with promises that the addiction would lessen …

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31 December 2007

New Year predictions?

After my hostage to fortune quote on the Money Programme last week “facebook will be bigger than Google” (I’ll either look prophetic or a total idiot in 12 months), I thought I’d dig up some other past predictions for the technology future to herald in the New Year. Everyone at Tamar has been bored senseless by me recounting the story …

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21 December 2007

facehooked

The Money Programme special on facebook featuring your truly goes out tonight at 7pm on BBC2. I shall be out enjoying my last night of festive celebrations before I batten down the hatches for the family Christmas. If you are too set your DVDs/Sky+/videos (anyone still have one of those?) and watch at your leisure. Facebook really was the big …

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17 December 2007

Life after Google?

What else is out there? This is not a report on aliens, at least not until they tell us we can write about them. What we are looking at are the Search Engine alternatives available to you both now and in the future. As Search moves in Search 3.0 (blended/universal) and Search 4.0 (social) and inevitably 5.0 (anyone?) there are …

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17 December 2007

facebook loses its poetry?

After nearly a year of getting my head around the strictures of the passive voice, facebook last week dropped the ‘is’ on its status updates and I have to say I am strangely missing it. Whilst faintly annoying to have to contort what you want to say into the straightjacket of the format I found myself enjoying finding ways to …

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14 December 2007

The future of Christmas!

This could be coming to your neghbourhood soon! I am saying nothing, form your own opinion! Yikes! What do you reckon? Happy to have that next door?Christmas Lights Timed To Music – Watch more amazing videos here

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14 December 2007

Google Knol?

Knol – it’s short for knowledge you know! Our old chums at Google are playing around with a new product called Knol. It looks like it’s a repositary of knowledge (see what they have done there?) set to take on Wikipedia, Mahalo and Yahoo! Answers. Primarily aimed at authors the Knol web pages goal is ‘to cover all topics, from …

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13 December 2007

Search Hits the Headlines

Guardian features Christmas Search Rankings Fluctuations There is an article on the Guardian which is highlighting the fact that at Christmas Google appears to change its algorithm, some say cynically to help boost their own profits. I am not sure, we have seen fluctuations at Christmas but the conspiracy theorists read this as being really targeted against online merchants. They …

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