4 March 2009

Adopt a Blog #31 – The Web Standards Project

The Web Standards Project was started in 1998. The aim of the project is to fight for standards that reduce the cost and complexity of development while increasing the accessibility and long-term viability of any site published on the Web. The site itself contains many tutorials and notes on what the project has achieved so far. The Buzz section of …

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3 March 2009

Adopt a blog #30 – doshdosh

If dosh is money then doshdosh is piles of it, Scrooge McDuck piles of hard earned cash. I have only been reading this blog for two months, in that time Maki, the bloggers alias, has only posted two new entries. Don't be fooled by the low post rate and innocent anime portraits accompanying each post, this blog is good! The …

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2 March 2009

Skittles re-launches with social-flavoured website

Those clever people over Mars have obviously been on a sugar-high recently, and have now taken a brave (but wonderful) jump in to the world of embracing Social Media – taking it to a whole new level.   Visitors to the Skittles website from today will be greeted by a pop-up asking them to verify their age (more on that …

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27 February 2009

Adopt a blog #29 – ars technica (Art of Technology)

My immediate reaction to my adopted site, ars techica, is what actually is it? I found it totally unclear who the site is aimed at, what it stands for and what information I may find. One reason is the design of the site it looks like a big corporation’s website and not a blogging site for technology news/reviews. This may …

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27 February 2009

Facebook introduces its own Terms of Use today

Facebook is giving its users the opportunity to voice their own opinions about how the popular social media site is governed. After last week’s debacle over the change in the company’s Terms of Use, Facebook has come up with two new documents: the Facebook Principles, which defines your rights and will serve as the guiding framework behind any policy we'll …

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26 February 2009

I have violated what…?

This morning, while enjoying my daily dose of caffeine, I logged into facebook to get my daily dose of  inspiration… by that I mean having a big old laugh at the scandals that play out within my facebook friendship circle. I was surprised to get an update that I had apparently violated facebook’s terms and conditions. At first I thought …

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26 February 2009

Adopt a blog #28 – TechCrunch

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, Software, IPhones… These are just some of the things that this very well-known blog posts about. TechCrunch is a very well organized site – with headings in large font, an image to go with it and links in green text; it makes it easy for readers to understand and navigate. TechCrunch keeps us up-to-date with the …

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26 February 2009

What is your social media age?

Today I found out that I am yet another statistic… 26 and a Facebook addict. Pew Internet along with American Life project release a survey yesterday on social media use in America. The statistic I refer to above is the average age of users across some of the most popular social networking web sites, in chronological order: Facebook – 26 …

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25 February 2009

Adopt a Blog #27 – ICanHasCheezBurger

Who hasn't heard of LOLCats or ICanHasCheezBurger? Even if those names don't ring a bell, you are still likely to have seen one of their images pop into your inbox. I didn't even know there was an official website for these funny captioned pictures of animals (mostly cats) till I decided to find out why on earth I kept hearing …

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24 February 2009

Adopt a Blog #26 – Design*Sponge

Design*Sponge first came to my attention from a spot of proper old fashioned surfing – just following links on other sites to see what was going on – and I've been a regular visitor ever since. It's a blog that's very prolific – numerous posts on a daily basis – about a range of product design and interior design. It …

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