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Google to pull plug on China?

13 January 2010 | Tanya Goodin

Google may end operations in China After a major attack on Google gmail accounts (among those were Chinese activists) last December, Google looks like it may be about to pull out of China. While not [...]

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The best job in the world?

12 January 2010 | Annie Wakefield

I may not spend my days lounging on a sandy white beach, while dolphins frolic and a cool breeze ruffles my hair, but I do have a job in one of the most interesting, fast [...]

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The Political Search Index Part 2

8 January 2010 | Tanya Goodin

Party leaders failing to fully protect their online reputations Our new political research shows that Britains party leaders are failing to protect their online repuations. Over the last two months Tamar tracked the reputation management [...]

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Top ten searches of the year: Google vs Yahoo vs Bing

7 January 2010 | Annie Wakefield

Another year has come and gone, and I was curious to see what the top searches of the past year could reveal about 2009. Each year, Google, Yahoo and Bing examine the millions of queries [...]

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15 digital predictions for 2010

1 January 2010 | Tanya Goodin

It’s that time of year when pundits start coming out of the woodwork to predict the next big thing. Here are my 15 predictions (15, because Tamar is 15 this year) for what’s going to [...]

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Social networking terminology become mainstays in the Oxford English Dictionary’s ‘words of the year’

31 December 2009 | Alex Christie

As Oxford English Dictionary unveils its words of the year, we find social networking giants paving the way for new words. Words such as ‘tweetups’ and ‘unfriend’ are now mainstays in the Oxford dictionary, highlighting [...]

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Big change for FB top-usage countries – Top 3 now US, UK and Turkey

29 December 2009 | Henry Elliss

As seems to be the tradition at this time of year, I thought I’d take a look back at one of the sites which – despite attempts by Twitter to steal it’s crown – continues [...]

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Will Google’s new URL shortener make tracking easier?

23 December 2009 | Henry Elliss

As you’ll probably have heard by now, Google are stepping in to the URL-shortening game with the launch of their own service – http://goo.gl/. Currently only available for use by Google’s own tools (i.e. The [...]

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Twitter releases 2009 trends, after ‘cleansing’ the data?

17 December 2009 | Henry Elliss

The folk at Twitter used their end-of-year blog post this week to highlight some of the top trends of 2009 (scroll down to read the post here – annoyingly they don’t have permalinks to actual [...]

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Web design trends we lost in 2009

16 December 2009 | Sarah Graveling

Do you still think “above the fold” or think that multiple pages are better for SEO? Here I outline how 2009 has seen the thankful demise of a few web design trends or myths: Frames [...]