23 October 2008

Mixed Messages

What’s in a name? Of the many emails I get, and like you I get a fair few each day, many get deleted straight away as they are obviously spammy. Others get deleted as their message is clearly not meant for me (‘pills’) and others just make me laugh by trying to appeal to different sides of me I never …

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23 October 2008

What can Lil Wayne teach us about successful blogging?

Blogging has been on the tip of our Tamar tongues this week and yes you read that title correctly, I’m going to attempt to give a real-life equivalent of a blogging technique that rappers use to become popular. For the sceptical amongst you there is a link between rapping and blogging… albeit slightly tenuous! It’s no secret that I’m an …

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23 October 2008

Google’s Datacenters, what are they?

Ask anyone in the internet business about Datacenters and they will be able to tell you what they are. In fact, I’ve met people outside of the internet business who know what Datacenters are. So everyone knows what a data centre is, but how do they really work? A few weeks ago I was asked to create an application that …

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23 October 2008

Site overlay broken in Google Analytics

The very awesome site overlay function in Google Analytics doesn’t seem to be working properly at the moment. I get an error code of 20000. At first I thought it was something I did, so I spent a frantic half hour trying to sort it out. While researching the error code 20000 (if they have more than 20000 error codes …

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22 October 2008

Facebook – The Book

If you haven’t yet heard of the Facebook Book, then go out now and find a copy. It is said to be hilariously brilliant and has received a lot of very positive feedback, and it simply provides advice on Facebook etiquette on a variety of topics such as “Breaking up on Facebook", "Friending", "Favorites", “Facebook archetypes" and many many more. …

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22 October 2008

Putting the “social” into the “media”

Just some random news: I was wandering around the Cape Town V&A Waterfront last night with some friends and we had to wait to cross the swing bridge to the Clock Tower. The swing bridge was open so that a 301-foot (92 m) yacht could sail out into the ocean. Intrigued, we watched this luxury yacht, complete with two helicopters, …

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22 October 2008

Stephen Fry Goes all 2.0

It’s not my turn to list my favourite websites quite yet, but I couldn’t resist telling you about one of my favourite websites none-the-less, especially as it’s got a new social media edge to it. One of England’s finest national treasures, Stephen Fry, has relaunched his website this week with an all-new and shiny web 2.0 twist. Partly to coincide …

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21 October 2008

The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.12

Instead of revealing what my three favourite sites are (…*cough*.. facebook) I am going to show you 3 sites, which aren’t exactly my favourite, but ones that I find intriguing, interesting and plain right genius. As we are all aware, the online world has become a universe of its own. Businesses are now expanding their need for competition which in …

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21 October 2008

Yahoo!’s answer to Facebook

According to WebProNews, Yahoo!’s response to Facebook and other forms of social media was called Yahoo! Mash, but after never leaving its beta form, it was closed down. If you haven’t heard of Yahoo! Mash, don’t worry – it seems plenty of people haven’t. And it seems to be all over anyway. I wonder what they have planned next… Oh, …

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21 October 2008

Facebook hits new record.

Facebook has hit a new record in the US with 39 million unique visitors in October according to Neilson Online, who measures and analyses web audiences. Facebook has grown more than 116% in a year and that’s just the type of race we are looking for. The race is between MySpace, which is the leader in the social networking pack …

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