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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17 February 2009

Think like a spammer

Everyone hates spam. In the SEO industry, we all try to avoid writing spammy content, posting spammy links, and we generally stay away from spammy tactics to avoid being labelled with the terrible name “Spammer!” Whatever you might like to say, the percentage of spam on the web is on the rise, some even say by as much as 12% …

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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

Keyboard Shortcuts #1

Mouse, keyboard, mouse, keyboard, mouse…… Annoying isn't it? It's annoying writing about it, it's annoying reading about it, but it's not as annoying as when your hand has to keep jumping from one to the other. Whilst having to do this should not be viewed as a show-stopper, as it can help build your beer-drinking muscles, it can also lead …

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16 February 2009

The Queens Website Reviewed

The newly unveiled Royal.gov.uk has without a doubt been the most talked about website in the United Kingdom for just over the past week. A few small flaws in the site design and implementation have been particularly visible to ‘SEO experts’, webmasters and even the ordinary web surfer . The site has successfully been able to get 30,400 pages of …

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16 February 2009

Putty Connection Manager

Tired of having multiple Putty session windows cluttering up your Windows pc? It amazes me that such a popular ssh client program doesn’t support tabs for managing multiple putty sessions. Well, as an interim solution, try Putty Connection Manger. It’s a handy little tool to help you manage your putty sessions within a single workspace. Although a stable version hasn’t …

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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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