18 February 2009

Facebook retracts data changes

Logging in to Facebook this morning I found something rather odd on my news feed page and maybe you would have seen the same thing… So people have complained about the new "Terms of Use", I did a little digging and this is what I found. Facebook has 175 million users and according to the social media giant "Our terms …

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18 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog #25 – Photoshop Disasters

Being an avid fan of Photoshop, and having used Photoshop since my early teenage years. It was a cool that I ended up having to review a blog about ‘Photoshop Disasters‘. As the name obviously suggests… this is a blog about ‘Photoshop Disasters’ – It’s all in the name people! The title is simple, concise (says what it is), and …

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16 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog #23 xkcd.com

When Henry conceived the idea of 'Adopt-a-blog' we were given the possibility to choose which blog we'd be reviewing, I chose xkcd.com. Henry affectionately refers to it as a web comic for nerds, which despite being slight pejorative is probably true. It describes itself as "A web comic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language", which is fair and it can …

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16 February 2009

Adopt a blog #22 sethgodin.typepad.com/

Ok so hands up, before I was assigned the Seth Goodin blog to review I hadn’t previously been aware of his work, other than the fact he was the author of one of the webs most popular marketing blogs. However once his blog was syndicated with my reader I soon became pretty hooked.  Goodin’s style is both persuasive and witty …

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16 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog #21 – Valleywag.com

I have to admit when i first heard i had to review a blog on  Silicon Valley news it didn't fill me with a huge amount of excitement. I had never visited the site and I thought 'here we go again' another site filled  with news on the latest movers and shakers in the IT world, the next Google or …

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16 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog #20 – How to get things done

So I adopted a blog called Lifehacker.com, which advertises itself as the website for 'tips and downloads for getting things done'.  We all know that the most finite resource in everyone's life today is time; I was interested to see what gems of wisdom this website would offer.  Having now invested some of my very precious time in reviewing the …

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13 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog #19 – www.macrumors.com

Well I’m reporting back with my Adopt-a-blog review of www.macrumors.com. Any thoughts on what it might possibly be about? – Mac rumours, Apple Mac rumours. But that is not all it’s about, this blog is the one bookmark you will need if you find yourself owning more than 1 Apple product or if you simply just a fan of Apple. …

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12 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog #18 – Stanford Captology Notebook

The authors refer to this as a notebook, not as a blog, not sure what the distinction is if there is any. The "notebook" is by the Stanford Persuasion Lab, so if you are not interested in how technology can be persuasive, this blog will not hold much interest for you. I started reading this blog about a year ago …

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11 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog#17 – www.artnewsblog.com

An art connoisseur, no, but passionate about the arts, yes. I thought that I would be right out of my depth with this one.  Instead, a nice surprise. International art stories with a focus on the visual arts, Art News Blog is the work of an Australian painter. Not obvious, though the news is predominantly from the US, UK and …

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