15 January 2009

A little more from the copy writing team

As much a optimising for keywords is important in SEO, it is important for copy writers to remember that real people will be reading the website, press release or blog and that it is these people who count significantly more than the crawlers who index the site. Why? Because while the crawler may like your site and rank you higher …

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14 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #6 – StephenFry

If Oscar Wilde was blogging today this is what I imagine his blog would look like. Witty, erudite, packed with razor-sharp observations and a touch of the unexpected…  I've been following Stephen Fry's blog for over a year so it's a bit of a cheat picking it for this Tamar series but I think it's one of the best blogs …

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14 January 2009

Google rolls out new favicon

Google launched its latest favicon last Friday.  A favicon is the small logo that appears beside the URL on the browser tab or the address bar. Google launched a competition last year for users to design the search giant's new favicon. According to a blog entry by Google VP, Marissa Mayer, the new favicon is a reinterpretation of the winning …

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14 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #5 – Social Times

The blog I will be mostly writing about today is the Social Times, ironic as I rarely make the time to be social. Launched in Feb 2008 the site was (ctrl c) 'founded by Nick O’Neill, The Social Times was created as a way to leverage social technology to build the social technology industry'. Areas covered range from Advertising through …

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13 January 2009

Questions raised over Google’s green credentials?

Last week there was an interesting article released in the Times that stated that every time you make a search on Google you are producing 7g of CO2,   this is based on the assumption that every searcher will in fact spend 15mins on their desktop per search.  I am the first to admit my knowledge about CO2 output levels is …

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13 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #4 – AllFacebook

If you are a Facebooker, Facebook addict, Facebook Whale or something remotely similar, then   keeping up to date with anything Facebooky is simple by reading the AllFacebook blog. If however, like me, you use Facebook from time to time and find it a bit bewildering that people have more virtual friends than real ones, then I’m not sure that this …

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12 January 2009

a toothbrush, an iPhone and a Blackberry

I spent a surprise weekend in New York last weekend. Because it was a surprise I hadn't done my usual OCD thing of researching every possible bar, shop and eating venue in advance. Nor had I packed a single guide book. In fact I've never travelled so light, one small overnight bag, my Blackberry and my iPhone I haven't been to NY for …

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12 January 2009

What website do you wish you had designed and why? Vol. 1

Every month in 2009, each member of the Experience Design team will be posting a blog based upon a monthly theme. To get things rolling, my chosen theme for January is: “What website do you wish you had designed and why?” As this is my chosen theme, it’s only fitting that I go first. So what website do I wished …

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12 January 2009

Microsoft promises simplicity and speed with Windows 7

With what has the feel of admission to failure to it (Vista’s failings that is), Microsoft C.E.O., Steve Ballmer announced the release of its new operating system called Windows 7. It will be made available worldwide on Friday, 09 January 2009. It needs to be noted that this will be a beta version (trial) and that the official version will …

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