9 June 2009

Tamar TLC – Gugulethu round 3, Day 2

On yet another unseasonably warm Cape Town winters day the team began the day in high spirits and excitement. Todays tasks included completing the bookshelf structure, painting them and then also mounting the support beams that will eventually hold together the shaded area we are constructing for the children. As the pictures below will, tell we achieved most of which …

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8 June 2009

CSR Project 2009 – Day 1

Well, today was the the first day of the 2009 CSR project for Tamar.  Here in the UK we are working with Oak Lodge School in Balham, South London.  An amazing school which specialises in teaching and working with children who have severe hearing difficulties.  While I was wondering how to sum the day up I recalled a documentary I saw two …

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8 June 2009

Tamar Community Project at Oak Lodge School – Day 1

  On an overcast morning that broke into occasional sunshine, the Tamar team were warmly welcomed to the Oak Lodge School by School Principal, Denise Morton, Senior Teacher, Claire Ingham and Communication Co-ordinator Lesley Davidson. After a very useful initial sign language session, we were introduced to the students of the school and were each given a personal ‘sign name’ …

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8 June 2009

Tamar TLC – Gugulethu round 3, Day 1

Cape Town:  Project managers log It was a fine Winters morning in Cape town when we set off to Gugulethu for day one of our CSR project. Everybody was in high spirits – with only a few hints of the workload ahead. We had divided the team into two, the walruses and the carpenters. The carpenters are responsible for the …

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5 June 2009

Apprentice candidates de-optimised for TV?

Over the past few weeks I, like a lot of people, have been watching the BBC’s Apprentice with great interest. As a bit of a social media buff (I wouldn’t dare call myself a guru!) I’ve always been very keen on seeing what sort of discussions are going on online around the various candidates. But what Apprentice fans won’t be …

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5 June 2009

Time-sensitive content

Did you know that users can force Google to only display results that have been updated or added? The fact that users can switch their results to display time-sensitive content means that if your site is not updated as regularly as possible with fresh and updated content then your ads won’t appear for the search terms you’re targeting, irrespective of …

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4 June 2009

The ABC’s of API’s

If you work in the digital space long enough (or are brave enough to venture into the dark windowless rooms where developers are often found slaving away behind computers), you are likely to hear the acronym API. So what is an API and what can they do for my business? API stands for Application Programming Interface and is a way …

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4 June 2009

Google’s new look Webmaster Tools

Those of you who have visited Google’s Webmaster Tools recently will have noticed a link at the top of the page inviting users to “check out our new look”.   I have been using the new look and feel for the past fortnight and it is a definate improvement over the old site, with improvements to both the site navigation …

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4 June 2009

Google Squared Live

It’s a comparison engine, that you control I am really pleased that Google Squared is live, albeit on Google labs so still in beta,  as it looks like a tool that could be great fun and really useful. When this was announced as part of Searchology 2009 we thought this was one of the best ideas to come out. Essentially, …

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3 June 2009

Why you should change from Google to Bing

Not that you will, at least, not straight away So Bing is live, or live in Beta but that’s just a smart get out clause we all use. Anyway, ignore the hype and the cynicism, and the vast amount of advertising that is heading your way and actually focus on what may be  a pretty good search engine. We have …

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