24 November 2008

Google’s new SearchWiki

As you may have noticed there are a couple of changes made to Google's search results page (serp) and the new "SearchWiki" allows users to customise their search results by re-ranking, adding, removing and even commenting on search results. It seems pretty straight forward, there are two new icons, a little arrow ( – promote) and a cross ( – …

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21 November 2008

Social networks need to get more social…

These days there are social networks for almost anything: From shopping networks to bars, if more than one person can partake in an activity, it probably has a social network online. Creating a social network is no further away than a couple of clicks. Thanks to simple creation software such as Ning, there are literally thousands of little networking sites …

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21 November 2008

London Calling: CSR comes home

On a Friday, I felt after a very busy week, it was a great time to take a breath and let everyone know a bit more about the Tamar CSR project for 2009… After the successes of projects in Vuyani and Yao Maio, where two chosen schools have been transformed through a weeks hard graft by all of Tamar's members …

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21 November 2008

Microsoft offers free Internet Security

Microsoft has announced its intention to offer a free internet security option called Morro. This as the software giant stops selling its Windows Live OneCare suite. It plans to release this free software by mid- 2009. A spokesman for Microsoft had the following to say,"We were committed to getting more consumers protected around the world and we don’t want to …

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20 November 2008

The best websites in the world…ever.Vol. 29

One of my favourite new sites at the moment is The Big Picture. Each entry on this site tells a story through high resolution images from news services. This a welcome change from the small news images we are usually spoon-fed on the web. Here is what Alan Taylor, the man behind the The Big Picture, wrote about the project …

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20 November 2008

GMail Gets a Facelift… From You!

News has reached us from the team in Cape Town that Google have today rolled out a new "themes" option for GMail users – though it doesn't seem to have reached the depths of London quite yet…! It seems that Google have caught the theming bug something chronic – users of iGoogle will already be used to having the option …

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19 November 2008

Yahoo CEO Steps Down

After a turbulent year Yahoo’s CEO, Jerry Yang, has announced that he will be stepping down. At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco this month, Yang said he felt that Microsoft should still buy Yahoo. A surprise statement since Microsoft unsuccessfully attempted a hostile takeover of Yahoo earlier this year.  Yahoo’s year hasn’t improved since then either. Google withdrew …

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19 November 2008

Life archive hosted by Google

Google has teamed up with LIFE to publically release their enourmous photographic archive of LIFE images from the last 250 years. All you need to do is add "source:life" to any Google image query and Google will search through the archive and deliver the images.

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18 November 2008

Windows 7 – Great “new” features

Vista was very hyped up while it was being development. It promised many things, but never delivered. This was mainly due to the fact that Vista was too user friendly for its own good, causing more head ache than the promised simplicity. In the mean time, while everyone has been complaining about Vista, Microsoft has been working on the latest …

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18 November 2008

Just another day in Search

What’s going on with the Search Engines? I do like a good roundup so I thought I would take this opportunity to let you know about some of the current issues and topics up for discussion we and lots of other people are having with regard to the Search Engines. Ranking changes – always a favourite this one. A recent …

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