13 November 2009

The man who knows everything about everything

As many of you have likely heard, the venerable Stephen Fry brought down the house at the IAB Engage Conference on Wednesday. I was lucky enough to be in the audience for his ‘fireside’ chat with IAB chairman, Richard Eyre. The actor/writer/blogger/tweeter/king-of-swimwear talked about a wide range of topics, but mostly waxed poetically about his love of gadgets and all …

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9 November 2009

Support Twitter silence on Remembrance Day

Image by simonkimber via Londonist Last month, Twitter demonstrated again that it could mobilize the masses to support a good cause – tweeters worldwide helped the US-based #beatcancer campaign raise $70,000 for four cancer charities AND set a new Guinness World Record for the distribution of the largest mass message through social media. The Royal British Legion is the latest …

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30 October 2009

Twitter Listomania

Yesterday was a good day! In addition to another fine edition of London Cozytweetup, Twitter gifted me with the ability to create lists! I’m no longer part of the uncool, list-less tweople. As I started to put my first list together, I realized I’m following way too many people. Going through my ‘following’, I noted that I don’t remember why …

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30 October 2009

Facebook War Declaration

Last year, I donated to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. That act landed me on the U.S. Democrats’ email mailing list. Yesterday, I received an email with the subject line, Sarah Palin’s Facebook Lies. I usually ignore most emails they send my way, but this, I thought, deserved a quick read through. I wanted to see how the gun-wielding former beauty …

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29 October 2009

Facebook phishing scams exploit Blackberry app

As a Blackberry user, I was prompted this morning to download the latest version of the Blackberry/Facbook – version 1.7.0.18, for those that care. I duly did this, only to find that I had a new notification on my official notifications tab (see screenshot below)… I don’t see a lot of these for some reason – so I assumed it …

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28 October 2009

Should Twitter moderate trending topics

I have been doing some research into twitter spam recently and came across a very interesting article by @stopthespam. They posted an on-line poll asking the question: Should twitter moderate trending topics to stop it from being spammed? The poll received 117 votes of which 76% responded in favour of Twitter moderation. Although the results are from a very small …

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19 October 2009

SEO Pro Training – Day One Summary

Here’s my summary of day 1 of SEOMoz’s “SEO Pro Training” conference – sorry if this is a little messy, I’m typing this up on a Blackberry! The morning kicked off with ‘advanced analytics’ by Will Critchlow ,who offered a host of advice on plugins to make the most of your Google Analytics package and what metrics to use to …

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14 October 2009

The new star of YouTube – Adwords!

It seems after a painfully long time, Google is finally applying their AdWords system to YouTube, allowing UK advertisers to serve keyword targeted video content to the masses. Google isn’t overcomplicating things, by applying their AdWords platform – allowing price to be based on performance. With Online spend overtaking TV spend last month, this seems like a logical progression – …

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14 October 2009

When should one tweet for optimum effectiveness?

I should start this post with a caveat – whilst it’s quite common to use a provocative question in the title of a blog post, and then proceed to answer the question in the post, I should point out that I don’t know the answer to this question! I’ll explain why I’m asking it in a second, and a few …

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8 October 2009

Trusting your life to digital – am I paranoid?

As a general rule, I’m a big fan of change – especially online. I like to think that I’m a reasonably ‘early adopter’ – I’m not obsessive about it, but I am (for instance) a little jealous that I haven’t got a Google Wave invite yet. I like to know what the interesting new sites and services people are using …

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