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Labour disregards SEO with campaign page

22 February 2010 | Alex Christie

Over the weekend, a new landing page was put live for the Labour party’s website. It’s a slick, flash-based page that reflects the new “Future Fair for All” theme touted by the Labour party at [...]

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Mobile Phone Predictive Technology Coming of Age?

18 February 2010 | Alex Christie

I’m always on the lookout for something reliable to help me enter text quickly on mobile phones. I have high hopes for voice-recognition software but I personally can’t see it happening here any time soon. [...]

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Social media infiltrates Microsoft’s Outlook

17 February 2010 | Annie Wakefield

Something came to my attention this morning and I must be honest, I have mixed feelings about it, but I can see the practicality of it. Microsoft’s information manager (their term, not mine), Outlook, now [...]

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Facebook launches Facebook Zero

17 February 2010 | Alex Christie

Facebook has announced a new scaled-down version of its site called Facebook Zero. This stripped-down, low-bandwidth version of Facebook has been designed specifically with mobile users in mind.  Facebook has said that the site “omits [...]

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7 lessons you can learn from Southwest Airlines

17 February 2010 | Henry Elliss

If you haven’t been following the ‘buzz’ on Twitter in the past few days, you may have missed what has become the social media story of the week, namely Director Kevin Smith’s experiences with the [...]

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Google Buzz – damp squib or firecracker?

17 February 2010 | Annie Wakefield

Last week, Google finally joined the social media trend by integrating social networking into Gmail. Unfortunately ‘Buzz’ has run into some pretty big problems pretty immediately. Buzz users and bloggers noticed that there were some [...]

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Love Without Borders, Updated.

12 February 2010 | Alex Christie

Given the prevalence of social networking sites and MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) communities, it is not surprising that there are people falling in love. Dating sites have been around for as long as the [...]

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Usability best practice, Part 2 – Mega drop-down menus

12 February 2010 | Alex Christie

Following on from the first in the series ‘Usability best practice’ which focused on the use of Tabs as navigation I am continuing with another form of navigation system. This blog focuses on mega drop-down [...]

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Apple iPad: revolutionary, or just a silly idea?

10 February 2010 | Alex Christie

The tablet computer, which is generally defined as a computer format with wireless capability and a touch screen, is not a new idea.  Arguably conceived from science-fiction television shows, often seen in Battlestar Galactica for [...]

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Google Buzzing; Most applauding; Noticeable lack of Waving

9 February 2010 | Henry Elliss

In what is fast becoming the year of ‘big announcements’ from the major players, Google have unveiled their newest foray in to ‘the social space’ tonight. The launch of ‘Google Buzz’ was announced by Google [...]