14 January 2008

9 Facebook Tips That You May Not Know…

NOTE: As some of these tips are out of date now (though not all), we’ve done an updated post with 7 more tips.. Click here to read it! Here’s some tips from a seasoned Facebook user, which should help even the most experienced Social Networker get a little more out of our favourite social network… 1. Added applications don’t have …

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11 January 2008

Speaking Freely

"Just had a thought that maybe worth thinking about how quickly Yahoo and MSN index against Google. Just a thought. Bye." spoken through SpinVox

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11 January 2008

The Best Career of 2008!

US News does an annual article on what they consider to be the Best Careers of 2008 and I am thrilled to report that Usability/User experience specialist was 1 of 31 careers highlighted. Of course, I am happy about this in terms of my own job security, but I am even happier to see the profession listed as this means …

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11 January 2008

Facebook Limiting Profile Apps to 12

Facebook have announced on their Developer Blog that they’re launching a new "profile clean-up" tool in response to users complaining that other peoples profiles are getting too cluttered. Similar to the windows "clean up your desktop" tool, it will trim down the number of applications (including the Facebook-own apps like Wall, Mini-feed and the like) down to 12 on your …

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11 January 2008

Google Reading Flash Files

"I’m just leaving a message via SpinVox. This is the voice activation logging system which seems to work very well and it’s on the news that, it looks like Google is going to be using the Adobe SDK tool which allows them to read the content in flash files. This has been on the card for a while, I’m sure …

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10 January 2008

Google, Facebook and Plaxo to join DataPortability Workgroup

Google and Facebook have joined the DataPortability Workgroup, an organisation whose purpose is to create ways of sharing user-generated content between social networks. Chris Saad, co-founder and CEO of Faraday Media and an organiser of the data portability recently mentioned in a blog post that "together represent the key players in the competing approaches to social networking platforms and data …

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10 January 2008

Wikia needs more time.

The launch of the Wikia search engine has been greeted by some criticism, but Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikia says that he is building something different that will take time and user input.  Users of the new search engine will be able to rank and rate their search results by using open source software and also by tracking IP addresses …

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10 January 2008

There is no use cutting corners when it comes to SEO.

Almost everyone with a website has probably received an e-mail from a black hat SEO company that  guarantees a #1 ranking in Google without telling you exactly how they intend to do it. It’s interesting to read about a rather shady black hat company called Traffic Power. Matt Marlon, CEO of Traffic Power has found himself in jail and not …

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10 January 2008

Ask.com appoints new CEO

This week has seen some management changes over at IAC Search & Media, owner of popular search engine Ask.com. Jim Lanzone will be stepping down as CEO of Ask.com and is moving to Venture Capital firm, Redpoint Ventures as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Joining Ask.com in 2001 Jim Lanzone has been credited with the search engine’s turnaround. Replacing him is Jim Safka, …

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9 January 2008

Dataportability, Facebookology an End to War and Suffering.

What you’re about to read is probably the most important blog post I’ve ever written or ever will write. Just before Christmas, I predicted that Facebook would open up in response to Open Social. It stands to reason that a company who have not only built entirely on Open Source technologies, but who have also contributed to the evolution of …

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