3 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog # 16 – Nick Hornby’s Blog

According to Zadie Smith, Nick Hornby believes that beautiful songs, beautiful books, and yes, the beautiful game, are the great forces which guide the world. This might make him sound like a great, and good, man, but this really doesn’t come across in his blog. Football, film, music, interviews….Nick Hornby writes sparingly about his thoughts on these subjects, occasionally launching …

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3 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog #15 – Scott Guthrie

Scott Guthrie (aka Scott Gu on his ASP.Net blogs) is a vice president in the Microsoft Developer Division at Redmond. He runs the development teams that build ASP.NET, Common Language Runtime (CLR), Silverlight, Windows Forms, Internet Information Services 7.0, Commerce Server, .NET Compact Framework, Visual Web Developer and Visual Studio Tools for WPF. Scott's blog are for all the ASP.net …

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2 February 2009

M_Lab….. not so new from Google.

Google released a new online network diagnostic tool, Measurement Lab . They are offering many different tools, some working and some upcoming. Some of the tools on offer are the Network Diagnostics tool, that gives you an idea on connection speed and any problems that involve your connection. Another tool they offer is Network path and applications diagnositics , which …

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29 January 2009

Top 10 Tips for the Twitter-verse

Now that the rest of the world has finally woken up and started using Twitter (thanks Wossy for the publicity on Friday night) I thought I'd summarise my top tips for brands thinking of putting their toe in the Twitter water… 1. Decide what you're on Twitter for. There are two main reasons – social or business. If as an individual you're doing …

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29 January 2009

Whats the BUZZ??

For those that want to find out what people are saying about their website(s) and gain a little more insight into their website's reputation, etc, I have the answer for you: BUZZGAIN. This social media program will let you in on all the "buzz" around your website in the social media world by keeping track it for you. The best …

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29 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #14 – My Fashion Life

As the credit crunch continues to bite away at my bank balance, I (like many others) have had to take a long, hard look at my expenses and as a result have started to cut back on the 'luxuries' of life. For me, this includes the huge stack of weekly and monthly glossies I would escape to on my daily …

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28 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #13 Huffington Post

A rather refreshing take on a US based news site (www.huffingtonpost.com) brings to life a liberal public view on events spanning from politics, all the way through to the environment. By encouraging views from all angles, Huffington post boasts a wide range of news stories to entice even the most subdued member of the public. From one liners to mini …

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28 January 2009

Twitter Time

Now is the time to be Mirco Blogging. All I keep hearing at the moment is Twitter this, Facebook that. Or as John Prescott referred to it "The Facebook" when praising the site and commenting on how he's never had so many friends in his life. Everyone is at it, from Steven Fry to Andy Murray. How can we be …

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27 January 2009

Pope embraces YouTube

Pope Benedict XVI and the Holy See have embraced the digital world this week. Traditionally the Catholic Church has been very hesitant to change the old ways, well all that has changed. Under Pope Benedicts instructions the church is reaching out to new audiences and the Vatican has opened up a YouTube channel. Hear the words of Father Lombardi, he …

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26 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #12 Avinash Kaushik

Being relatively new to the web analytics world myself, it seems somewhat of an injustice for me to pass comment on arguably the world’s foremost web analyst practitioner’s blogs. The writer of Occams Razor,  Avinash Kaushik has for years now authored books, held conferences and offered advice about the intriguing subject of web analytics. The content of the blog delves …

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