31 December 2008

The Queen loses out to Facebook on Christmas day

Using the Internet has become an integral part of how we chose to spend Christmas with people logging on to get in touch with with friends and loved ones. In a survey conducted by the Post Office Internet usage over the festive season increased by 25% from last year. With  84% of people logging on on Christmas day. Unsurprisingly the …

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31 December 2008

Google updates it’s PageRank values for the toolbar.

According to Matt Cutts's twitter, Google have updated their PageRank values for the Google toolbar. Good news for some, and bad news for others… As many of you know, Google keeps 2 sets of PageRanks: One that is numerically represented from 1 to 10 on your toolbar and then there is the internal PageRank, which Google uses in its metrics …

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24 December 2008

Holiday Fun – Track Santa’s Journey with Google Earth

Gone are the days when parents could tuck their little angels in bed with Christmas Evetheir children dizzy with excitement in the hope that Santa would be heading down their chimney before the morning comes. The clever team at Google have created a number of ways in which you can track Santa on his very busy evening, giving you up …

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24 December 2008

Google sitemaps – get your content indexed!

Site maps are one of the easiest and failsafe ways to get your content indexed in all the main search engines. Generating up to date site maps should be one of your regular tasks particularly if you have a catalogue site on which content changes often. Google, MSN, Ask and Yahoo! all respect the sitemap protocol but as usual it is Google that really …

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23 December 2008

Social Learning

It is widely considered that social networks and communities are not safe places for children. More so now that  it has been revealed how easy it is for sexual predators to infiltrate these social networks and stalk children… There are, however, benefits for children to be involved with social networks: Due to the visual nature of media, and being able …

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23 December 2008

Twitter Venn

I came across a cool little Twitter Application the other day, going by the name of Twitter Venn.  By typing a selection of three words into the Venn search box, users are provided with an illustration that demonstrates the amount of overlap between the number of searches that have occurred on Twitter for the term, this is then further enhanced …

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23 December 2008

Top 100 sites of 2009

I'm a big fan of the website www.guardian.co.uk, which I read often to keep up with book and movie reviews and get a good idea of whats happening in the world of art and culture. The site also has a great technology section, which I read to learn about new developments in the land of tech. The site has just …

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23 December 2008

The hundred oldest URL’s

The internet has become such a part of our daily lives that none of us really consider the fact that the Web only really started coming together in the mid 1980’s. Even though that seems just yesterday, that’s more than 20 years ago: a really long time in the technology world. The question however, if you feel bored that is, …

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23 December 2008

Microsoft reflects on 2008.

As the sun goes down on 2008 it is a time for many of us to reflect on what has worked and also that which has not worked. In past year the world’s history books were rewritten with both good and bad factors.  Microsoft too did some reflection on what has worked and that which has not worked. For starters …

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22 December 2008

Google launch new image search functionality

As Google continues to focus upon the personalisation of search results in 2009, the Google Image Search team have launched a new functionality which allows users to filter their results depending on the type of image they are looking for. The new image search results can now been be sorted into news content, clip art, and line drawings which has …

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