27 February 2009

Tianamo visualising search

A nifty new way to look at search, I mean really look at search. Tianamo is a 3D visualiser, similar to other 2D viz engines like kartoo etc. This one looks interesting and I will certainly be keeping my eyes open to see what happens next.

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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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26 February 2009

Page Rank Explained Part 1

We have all heard of the term Page Rank and know it to be the bench mark for the value of most websites, many of us don't know how it's calculated. The Page Rank is a value placed on a page in relation to it's worth on internet according to Google. Google uses this Page Ranking system to determine the …

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26 February 2009

What we can learn from ICHC

Are you writing snappy headlines and titles, churning out absorbing copy and creating easy reading blogs, press releases or website pages and STILL losing out to sites like www.icanhascheezburger.com? Well, then, you clearly haven’t had a closer look at ICHC – because it is almost purely because of their images that this site is getting the traffic you want. Sites …

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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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25 February 2009

SES London 2009 and Video in Search 2009

The after lunch-time slot presenting to a sleepy search marketing audience requires an engaging presenter and a subject worthy of arousing interest from dwindling attention spans. Cue Amanda Watlington to stand up and reel off statistics like she is firing warning shots from a pistol. 27m in the UK watched videos online in June 2008. 3 billion videos watched online …

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