24 June 2009

#hpt09 It’s a twitter thing

So yesterday saw me at the ‘Harnessing the Power of Twitter‘  or #hpt09 or even http://tinyurl.com/qyl5md conference and I am sure loads of people will Tweet away and maybe even blog or micro blog on the subject in more detail than me. But I thought I would make a note of the key learnings and my impressions of the day. …

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23 June 2009

Online Video and Your Brand

Back in February, after the Video and Podcast SEO session I spoke to Amanda Watlington at SES London about where she felt the future of video would lie.  Four months on has seen the continued meteoric rise in video viewing with (the latest comScore figures below showing that 152 million US internet users viewed 16.8 billion videos). It has also …

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19 June 2009

Employers phishing on Facebook

There have been countless stories in the press of employers monitoring staff behaviour on social networking sites, however this practice now seems to be hitting a new low. It was recently reported on the Yahoo! Sports network that some teams in the NFL have started creating fictional profiles to trick would be future players into adding them to their social …

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18 June 2009

British Airways Domain Problem

A lesson to us all from British Airways on denying access to their site. Trying to find out flight arrival times last night I typed in ‘BA Arrivals’ and was presented with  the following result: At this stage I didnt notice the weird URL and clicked through and got this: Note the misspelt  URL: https://bristishairways.com/travel/arrdep/public/en_gb OK, no access, so I …

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16 June 2009

Back to Basics

Over the last week or so quite a lot has happened in the world of Search and while change is good, ‘u turns’ are another thing. The rate of change can be daunting, occasionally you will just be getting your head around a concept and bang, it no longer works or it has been superseded. Anyway, as much as new …

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12 June 2009

Google – Testing, testing 1,2,3

As a regular user of most of Google’s online services (with the exception of AdWords ;-), I often find myself thinking about the huge technical challenges they must face whilst developing their online services. Recently however my attention has been turning to how Google test their products and in particular their flagship product “Google Search”. Over the course of the …

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12 June 2009

CSR Project 2009 – Day 4

And so we come to Tamar’s final day of the 2009’s community project at Oak Lodge school. With the school’s art exhibition scheduled that very evening, the pressure was on to get our projects complete and clearing away the mess we had created, ready for the evening’s visitors. The main tasks of the day were to complete the ampitheatre… …hang …

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12 June 2009

Tamar TLC – Gugulethu Day 4

Our final day at the school was mainly occupied by tying up some loose ends and saying farewell to the students and teachers. We furnished the ‘outside classroom’ with a bed of tires for climbing about on, that can also double up us seating in front of the blackboard we installed on the wall. We also installed the cross beam …

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10 June 2009

CSR Project 2009 – Day 3

For once Tamar was most definitely lost for words.   Split into 3 groups, we were given practical, interactive lessons that ran sequentially through this morning on the basics of British sign language (BSL).    Led by one teacher with the able and enthusiastic support of two oak lodge students, the rules were clear… Don’t talk, stay attentive and follow …

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10 June 2009

Oak Lodge – Day 3

  ‘Frustration, content, calm, and surprise’ are emotions that shape our every day. But seeing and experiencing these through the eyes of extraordinary children aged 11 to 19 years, all of whom have one thing in common, deafness, and like me, I know that you would be truly humbled and delighted!   At Oak Lodge School in Balham, I have had the privilege …

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