4 July 2008

Babies = End of Your Social (Networking) Life?

As regular readers may notice, the Tamar Social Media blog has been a little quieter over the past three weeks. The reason behind this pre-summer lull isn’t that we’ve all gone on lovely hot holidays, it is mainly due to my wife and I having our first baby on the 14th of June (and my subsequent paternity leave). Wonderful news …

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4 July 2008

Google Told to Hand Over YouTube Logs

The good people at Google have been told they must hand over a quite startling amount of information to the US legal system about videos being watched on YouTube. The demand forms part of a legal battle bewteen YouTube and media giant Viacom over allegations of copyright infringement on the video sharing site. The logs contain login IDs of users, …

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4 July 2008

Online is still a good place to be

Another day and more deeply depressing headlines about the UK economy. Firms ‘feel worst’ for 16 years and UK confidence near all-time low just two of the headlines on news.bbc.co.uk which greeted me this morning. It’s enough to make us all pack-up and leave the country (and incidentally the Canadian government are currently offering some very attractive incentives to do …

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4 July 2008

Google cares about our Web security!

Weak Web application security has become a high threat for companies, not to mention the embarrassment that goes along with it and could potentially mean the loss of very important data and ultimately the loss of millions of Pounds.    Feeling paranoid all of a sudden? Don’t, because Web application design has just become a lot safer, or so Google …

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3 July 2008

Guinness present record to FireFox3

Yes I know, it’s another FireFox related post, but this time I am going to gloat about the fact that I was right when I predicted that FireFox 3 was going to be big. Guinness, the de facto registrar of exceptional achievements, has credited Mozilla for officially holding the record for most downloads within a 24 hour time period. Yes …

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3 July 2008

The pace of technology

The pace of technological advancement is quite staggering. It wasn’t too long ago that mobile phones were luxury items and owned by only the very wealthy. (Well in South Africa anyway).  Mobiles have changed the way the world works and it’s now literally impossible to function without one. Even people living on the breadline who reside in shacks around Cape …

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3 July 2008

Nailing Jelly to the Wall

Estimating search engine traffic by keyword is somewhat of a holy grail to me. Not only because everyone wants to know this precious information, but because, with all the data now available regarding searchers and searching, it kind of feels like something you should be able to work out. If you look at the analytics for your own website I …

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2 July 2008

Beaten by the timezone…

Today, while reading the official Google blog over my lunchbreak, something I regularly do by the way, catching up with developments within ‘the Google’, and I spot a beautiful story… Google has started to crawl content that is embedded within flash. I am all excited with the prospects for SEO so  I put together a beautifully structured prosaic post only …

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1 July 2008

Google to index Flash?

Google has just announced that it has been developing a new algorithm for indexing textual content contained within Flash objects.  The Google spiders will not just be picking up text in the Flash object – they will also be looking for URLs and will add those URLs to the crawler list. The limitations that Google mentions on its blog are …

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30 June 2008

Coming soon… Google TV

As each week passes, it seems that no business sector is safe from being engulfed by the ever expanding Google. Last week we saw the announcement of the Search Engine’s latest Media Server gadget, set to transfer content from PC to TV. This week we see Google pushing that little further into the TV sector by announcing its plans to …

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