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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11 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog#17 – www.artnewsblog.com

An art connoisseur, no, but passionate about the arts, yes. I thought that I would be right out of my depth with this one.  Instead, a nice surprise. International art stories with a focus on the visual arts, Art News Blog is the work of an Australian painter. Not obvious, though the news is predominantly from the US, UK and …

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10 February 2009

How will fame change Twitter?

If, like me, you are a regular twitterer, you’ll doubtless have been witnessing the recent boom in popularity that it’s received – particularly in the UK. Thanks in no small part to what will doubtless be referred to as the ‘Wossy Effect’, the mentions of Twitter in the mainstream media have sky-rocketed in the last month or so, and this …

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10 February 2009

We like it…a lot

Facebook has established itself as the powerhouse of social networking, but luckily for us they haven't rested on their laurels and they are constantly trying to implement new functions to enhance our experience on their site. So what is the latest upgrade? It started a while ago when it gave users the opportunity to comment on their friends' statuses, similiar …

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9 February 2009

Can Twitter threaten Google?

Your first answer might just be, No! Never! And you may well be right, but indulge me for a moment and I shall attempt to shed some light on the subject. Twitter has become somewhat of a phenomenon recently with some high profile users that publicly spread the word and herd their followers. I am a fan, a converted one …

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9 February 2009

Real life phishing…

As if getting a parking ticket isn’t the epitome of annoyance and frustration, now it seems as if these tickets are trying to rob you as well. There have been reports that a number of vehicles have been issued phony parking violation tickets. This tickets request that you visit a website, presumably under the guise to confirm that the car …

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