10 December 2007

Host Crowding

What is it? We always love new terms and we thought you may not have heard of ‘Host Crowding’ which was recently featured in a post by Google’s Matt Cutts. And this is actually nothing to do with Christmas parties when over enthusiastic party giver has had too many glasses of wine! What host crowding actually relates to the use …

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10 December 2007

Top keywords from Google and Yahoo for 2007

Here are two lists that list the top keywords for Goole and Yahoo for 2007. The list of Google indicates the fastest growing terms in U.S. The tendency is that more and more internet and social media terms are being included. Numbers 2, 5, 6, 7 and 9 are all websites which belong to the categories of online game, video …

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10 December 2007

Try Not To Click

Can You Resist the Urge to Click? I came across this website a while ago www.dontclick.it/. There are no buttons to be seen here! Be prepared to throw away your mouse, could this be the future of web design?

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10 December 2007

Flickr Related Tag Search

Search For Images In Flickr Searching for images on the web can be a laborious task sometimes. I’m loving this new way to search for pics on Flickr. www.airtightinteractive.com/projects/related_tag_browser/app/ With it’s simple interface and intuitive design it makes for a refreshing change to your average search engine.

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10 December 2007

Google doing its part to preserve cultures

Google teams up with charities to do their part. In a world where cultural identities are being forgotten, Google, UNICEF and One Laptop per Child (OLPC) have launched a brand new portal, “Our Stories”, to try and preserve cultural heritages around the world. Its main focus  will be for people from around the world to post their life experiences and …

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9 December 2007

Scrabble with the Stars

Because I’m a huge fan of the Facebook Scrabulous application, and because I’m also a fan of shamelessly gawping over famous people, I’ve decided to run a little league of famous people I have played Scrabulous against and how well they scored… I’ve only collected a few results so far but I’m hoping more people will accept my request to …

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7 December 2007

Brands, budgets and the bottom-line

I’ve been mainly spending this week finalising all our budgets and forecasts for 2008 and working with our clients on finalising theirs. As you may have seen from my editorial in this week’s Marketing Week’s social media supplement, I’m still amazed that brands are not adjusting their marketing spend to keep pace with new patterns of customer consumption A recent …

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7 December 2007

First Tamar Bursary recipient

I am delighted to be able to say that the candidate for the first Tamar Bursary has been selected. her name is Simo Sam and she is a 12 year old pupil currently at Vuyani pre-Primary school in Guguletu, Cape Town. Simo will start at St Cyprians school in Cape Town in January 2008 and Tamar has committed to support …

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7 December 2007

Spider Pig on Fun Friday

Getting a wee bit nerdy here… Ahead of the release of the Simpsons Movie on DVD we thought we would bring you one of the highlights, if not the highlight of the movie. Oh, yes, it’s the Spider Pig! Hey, have a good weekend!

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7 December 2007

Search engine market in China

According to the iResearch 2006 China Online Search Annual Report, there were 126 million people in China using search engines in 2006, this is a 29% increase on 2005 figures.  However, Google does not dominate the Chinese search engine market, as it does in the U.K.  In fact, there fierce competition between Google and Baidu, which is a domestic search …

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