4 January 2008

Bebo Crowned “Best” Social Network

Social Networking site Bebo has trumped it’s more-publicised rival Facebook today, after it was praised as being the "Best Performing" (whatever that means) Social Network by the famous experts at "Computer Which?" magazine… It received top marks due partially to it’s recent efforts to ramp-up security for users, and it’s emphasis on protecting it’s young visitors from data theft and …

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3 January 2008

IE8 in the hunt for web standards

IE has long come under fire for its dodgy standards support. So much so that Opera filed an antitrust complaint with the EU last month. The developers at Microsoft have somewhat hit back by announcing that IE8 now renders the "Acid2 Face" correctly in standards mode. This has been well received by the web development community who for years have …

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3 January 2008

Accessibility testing and auditing

Accessibility testing When it comes to accessibility testing your website the best way to do it is with real disabled users that will ensure to uncover all accessibility issues on your site.  Another benefit to this testing procedure is that whilst doing this, usability issues can also be uncovered.  Setting up this testing environment successfully can be very expensive, there …

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3 January 2008

In 2008 I will…..

Sadly, unlike most normal people my New Year’s Resolutions don’t have anything to do with getting fit or de-toxing (although they should, they should) but almost entirely relate to my use of the vice that is social media. I blame Henry Elliss totally for luring me into this dark world a year ago with promises that the addiction would lessen …

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2 January 2008

How well optimised am I?

Since I’m lucky enough to have a relatively unique name, a Google search for my name reveals a wealth of information about me – and also seems to give a good indication of which Social Networks are the most successful at ranking for your name. I know there are lots of other factors at work here, but as a good …

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2 January 2008

New Year’s Resolutions 2.0

Happy New Year to all our readers, I trust you all had a nice Winter break? Because 2008 seems certain to be the year that Social Media really hits the mainstream, I’ve decided to make myself a few Web 2.0 new year’s resolutions. Have a read and let me know if you agree, or if you have any better ideas! …

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31 December 2007

Realising the Power of Status and News Feed.

Having spent Christmas in York with family and friends, I finally realised the true power of the facebook’s status updates and the News Feed. Firstly, I went out for a few drinks on Christmas Eve with some old school friends, many of them I’d not seen in years. This year however was different, even though I’d not seen some of …

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31 December 2007

7 Outlandish Predictions for 2008

It’s time to put my neck on the line and make some predictions for 2008. Some of these predictions may seem like bold outlandish statements – but it is New Years Eve after all. So here goes… Facebook will topple Google as the #1 ranked website before the end of Quarter 3. Paid search will become less viable as a …

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31 December 2007

New Year predictions?

After my hostage to fortune quote on the Money Programme last week “facebook will be bigger than Google” (I’ll either look prophetic or a total idiot in 12 months), I thought I’d dig up some other past predictions for the technology future to herald in the New Year. Everyone at Tamar has been bored senseless by me recounting the story …

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21 December 2007

Google Talk gets translation bots.

Google has added translation bots to crawl their Google Talk chat software. The intention is to translate whatever you type in a Google chat to Chinese. For example, open a chat with en2zh@bot.talk.google.com, type hello and the bot automatically translates to 你好. This will certainly make international communication  Much easier and faster. "En2zh" which determines the language pair, in this …

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