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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24 February 2009

Adopt a Blog #26 – Design*Sponge

Design*Sponge first came to my attention from a spot of proper old fashioned surfing – just following links on other sites to see what was going on – and I've been a regular visitor ever since. It's a blog that's very prolific – numerous posts on a daily basis – about a range of product design and interior design. It …

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24 February 2009

What lurks in the deep web?

I have seen a recent flurry around a new bit of lingo in the marketplace, the deep web. It sounds like a ghastly tentacled apparition, lurking beneath the tranquil web 2.0 waters of the Internet but the NY times calls it differently, according to them, the deep web consists of the trillions of pages that are not traditionally crawled by …

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24 February 2009

Gmail is down…*was down….

Like many people, we rely on the mighty Google to be unbreakable, but it's not the case. To my surprise I saw the SOS signals pouring out of Twitter. That also raises the question, "Is Twitter the best social network for up to speed updates?", I think it just might be. I didn't hear anything on Facebook or Myspace, nothing …

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24 February 2009

Do Digg Auto-bury? And Do I Care?

There seems to be a bit of a debate going on in the community of active Digg users about whether the ability for Digg to 'auto bury' certain contributors content is real or a myth. From my basic reading up on the matter, it seems that the existence of this auto-bury has been contested for a long time, and now …

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