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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23 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #11 Ricky Gervais

Working in an office, I have always loved Ricky Gervais's brand of skin crawling-unbearable-cringe- comedy. There are just so many cliches in and around the work environment, its difficult not to draw parallels with the UK and US hit, The Office. Its the same with the hugely successful Extras, so cringeworthy its the only thing aside The Strangers that I …

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22 January 2009

Obama not allowed on Facebook – sent to naughty step?

According to the good folks over at the Washington Post, Obama and his team have been moving in to the White House in the past couple of days and have been met by some technological set-backs… Whilst things aren't as bad as they were for Team Bush back in 2001 – if you remember back that far, you will recall …

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22 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #10 Thinkprogress,

According to Wikipedia, the Thinkprogress website is “a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all.”.  It is funded and run by the Centre for American Progress, which is a liberal political policy research and advocacy organisation.   Checking the website for myself, I found blogs divided into categories …

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21 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #9 Boing Boing

It has been nearly 3 years since I have started reading Boing Boing and I am perfectly happy to watch a few more go by while I continue to read it.  I was forwarded a story that featured on the blog, and since then I have been pretty much hooked into the varied stories and insights offered on a daily …

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