19 February 2009

Elegant visualisations of LastFM data

This might a story for the technology blog, it could also fit on the experience design blog, if I was clever enough I would put it on all three. I got to plaing with the new seadragon app on the i-phone and it is awesome. The best example of a seadragon interface that I have seen yet, reconstructing the worldwide …

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19 February 2009

Privacy… can I haz it?

There has been a lot of uproar about the recent events that took place over on the Facebook Terms of Service page. The big debacle has to do with how they proposed to treat data entered by members of the popular Social Networking site. This story has been blogged on, printed in media and even appeared on television news. If …

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19 February 2009

Online user name checker

If you are like me you have probably chosen a single user name that you try and use across most online services.  Because this name uniquely identifies you to your friends and colleagues, it is important that you try and register it with as many online services as possible to ensure others don’t try and assume your ‘online identity’. This …

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19 February 2009

One number for all your mobiles?

Technology is coming on fast and furiously these days with new ideas being made into realisations, old ideas being tuned. One thing that i cannot get into my head is the fact that you would want to be in contact ALL of the time. Google once again is at the front of this idea Grandcentral, who Google bought, central  allows …

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18 February 2009

SES London 2009 – Day 1 summary

SES London 2009 kicked off to a flying start, with an interesting choice in keynote speaker, Matt Mason, who gave us a summary of his book The Pirate's Dilemma. Not specifically targeted to an SEM audience, Matt presented his idea that businesses should embrace piracy rather than going to war with it. Pirates are well known for looking *outside* the market rather …

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18 February 2009

Technology is making web-designers lazy.

I remember the good old days of programming when every bit counted and everything was optimised, this was way before the web was around and when computers had whopping amounts of ram measured in K. The bandwidth issues that came with the early web forced coders and web-designers to be tight with their resources and make sure that their code …

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18 February 2009

Facebook increases photo album limits

This is probably going to be a fairly short post I'm afraid, as I'm not sure what angle or commentary I can add to this at this stage, but I thought I'd share the news before I forget! Facebook appear to have made an update in the last week or so to change the limit to the number of photos …

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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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