17 March 2009

Track Google outages with Google Apps Status Dashboard

Google's new Apps Status Dashboard is a daily update on any outages or disruptions. Drawing attention to breakdowns when they occur seams to be part of Google's pledge to be more open about service outages. A few weeks ago a small amount (no number were released) of Gmail's 100 million users were locked out of their accounts. Word spread quickly …

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17 March 2009

WeFollow – New Twitter Directory

There's only been one thing I've not enjoyed about Twitter. And that’s the fact that you can't search for users as you would with Facebook. Digg creator Kevin Rose has answered this need by creating WeFollow a directory of Twitter users. Now you can find all your favourite celebrities and once its more populated, I'm sure you'll find some hidden …

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16 March 2009

Social media wars: TweetDeck now on Facebook

Two of the biggest social media sites are now available on one site: You can now add TweetDeck to the growing army of apps that are joining Facebook Connect. Tweetdeck alone accounts of about 13 percent of all Twitter users. When you send out a message from TweetDeck, you will now have the option to send it to Twitter, Facebook, …

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16 March 2009

Which under performing website would you most like to redesign?

The site that I would redesign is soundslive.co.uk. Having looked and used this website site, it is really difficult to read the product categories on the left navigation. The last time I used the site I was looking for a guitar hardcase for one of my guitars. From a quick glance at the left product category navigation, I failed to …

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16 March 2009

Coca Cola doing the right thing on Facebook

There is a great story on AdAge today detailing the rise in popularity of the Coca Cola Facebook fan page, and how it came to be, despite not being ('scuse the ironic pun) quite 'The Real Thing'… In a nutshell (for those of you that don't have time to read the full article), the story is interesting because the page …

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16 March 2009

Facebook Top 10 – Italy & Spain in, Sweden & Norway out

As regular readers of this blog will know, I keep a very close eye on the way Facebook is spreading around different countries via the Facebook Ad Tool, which you can access if you maintain any Facebook ads or fan pages. Rather than give you another graph showing the top 10, I thought it would be interesting this week to …

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16 March 2009

Apple to unveil iPhone update

The rumour has it that Apple will unveil new fetures of its iPhone at a special event, it is holding this week. Apple sent out multiple invitations to a showcase at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, which it says will give people an "advance preview of what we're currently building". Even though some opinion that the company is working on …

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13 March 2009

Cybersquatting on Twitter

Twitter, the micro-blogging website, has been seen as hosting of a new form of cybersquatting. A number of high-profile celebrity names have been taken by people and fake updates posted. But it not only celebrity names that is being affected as big brand names such as Adidas, South West Trains, Coca-Cola and Sainsbury have proven to be fake profiles on …

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12 March 2009

It’s Google Voice!

Google has finally put GrandCentral (a service acquired 2 years ago) to good use, after being delayed since July 2007. The small number of GrandCentral users are the first to check out Google's new service called 'Google Voice'. Google Voice looks very similar to Gmail. You're able to retrieve transcripts of your voicemail, archive and search all your sent and …

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12 March 2009

SE0 for Web3.0

To many, Web 3.0 is something called the Semantic Web, a term coined by Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the World Wide Web. Perhaps more important than any other aspect of the internet, the future should be approached strategically in the present. So what does Web 3.0 have in store for SEO? What strategy changes will have to be …

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