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

My first website…

Was made in around ’96 for The Perfect Propaganda Company, the project was as a disaster in many ways but one that I learnt priceless lessons from. Perfect Propaganda, a start-up media agency, was the brainchild of an IBM marketing manager based in New York. The team comprised of Chris (the project manager), a guy called Klaus (an investor), my …

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13 February 2009

A tweet from the Queen?

Not likely, and perhaps a royal blog is also out of the question, but for those wishing for a touch of majesty, or a sneak peek into the private lives of the British Royal Family, there is www.royal.gov.uk – the freshly re-launched royal website was unveiled by none other than Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the world wide web, …

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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

Tamar at the Retail Bulletin Summit 2009

On Tuesday and Wednesday last week, Tamar ventured through the snow to represent the digital agency world at the 2009 ‘retail bulletin’ strategy summit. Filled with speakers and delegates from top UK retail brands, the event consisted of presentations and panel sessions interspersed with breaks for networking and refreshments. After lunch on the second day, Tamars very own Henry Elliss …

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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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12 February 2009

Yahoo One Search

I will admit that it is rare for me to blog about something without actually having first hand experience with it but this one is way to cool for me to wait for my Blackberry to get back from having its software updated (I think I broke it). It was actually relased in August 08 but the hype didn't get …

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12 February 2009

Google makes Gmail available offline

Google has enabled offline access for Gmail, only available to users in the USA and United Kingdom. The users will be allowed to access their Gmail account when they aren’t connected to the internet. Gmail will load into the web browser enabling users to read, archive or write messages, composed messages will remain in the users outbox until the next …

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12 February 2009

Microsoft’s new F#, does it strike a chord?

When I first heard about F# (pronounced F sharp) – a new programming language from Microsoft, I thought it was going to be "yet another deviation" of a well known programming language. Somehow I think a lot of people will be surprised. Why F# F# developed as a research programming language to provide the much sought-after combination of type safety, …

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12 February 2009

Google Japan loses PageRank

It seems Google Japan has not been following its own SEO guidelines. Google has had to issue an apology for using a pay-per-post service to promote one it's new online products. "Google Japan is running several promotional activities to let people know more about our products. It turns out that using blogs on the part the promotional activities violates Google's …

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