Archive for 'Thoughts'

iMothers Day: The rise of the tech Mum

Posted on 16. Mar, 2012 by .

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It’s Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, and whereas once upon a time an e-card would have seemed almost impersonal, it may now be the most fitting way to reach some of our beloved mothers. An iMum can come in many forms, from angry-birds addicts to members of the influential Tots100 blogging group. Today, Plusnet announced [...]

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Google’s new privacy rules, and what they might mean for you

Posted on 08. Mar, 2012 by .

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Google launched their controversial new privacy rules yesterday (Thursday), and the reaction across the board has already been fiery, with everyone from the European Commissioner of Justice and U.S. State Attorney Generals to everyday internet and smartphone users weighing in with their opinions on the matter.

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The Balance between Choice and Perceived Control

Posted on 07. Mar, 2012 by .

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A foundation for good usability? When faced by too much choice we are shown to make fewer decisions.  Why?  The more choices we have (be those visual, image, auditory, written text etc.) the more we begin to feel overwhelmed and our decision making process becomes more difficult – a reaction commonly referred to as ‘choice [...]

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Branded Facebook Timeline Covers: 10 of the best (so far)

Posted on 01. Mar, 2012 by .

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Facebook Timeline for brands has only recently been announced but already some brands and organisations have embraced it and updated their Facebook brand pages accordingly. The launch has been widely covered and many have already commented on what it means and why there is the usual outcry when change takes place. I am not here [...]

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Squitters Have Olympic Usernames Squatted Until 2048

Posted on 22. Feb, 2012 by .

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A look at how Twitter squatters (or squitters) have Olympic usernames squatted until 2048. I love the forward thinking minds of digital. Many live their lives by the motto: “if you’re not fast you’re last” It’s a good motto to follow. I have to confess a bad habbit; whenever I hear of a new television [...]

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Keep Calm and Carry On

A Regulated Internet: Online Privacy, Analytics and the Dreaded Cookie

Posted on 15. Feb, 2012 by .

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Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011! With the introduction of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations on cookie use and user consent a mere two and bit months away, it’s no surprise that approaches to compliance are a hot [...]

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4 Free Places to Get Quality SEO Data

Posted on 08. Feb, 2012 by .

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There are a ton of expensive SEO tools available. Many of them do a great job but you shouldn’t forget the great data and insight that can be gleaned from free tools. These tools are often overlooked.         Blekko Blekko provides a ton of amazing ranking data to SEOs but I rarely [...]

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Google+ Notifications to Include External Citations

Posted on 07. Feb, 2012 by .

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Monitoring is big business. Brands want to know who said what, where and why. There are hundreds of tools, especially in the social field, that are more than capable of providing great insight into as said. At the same time, search marketing specialists are keen to know when a website is linked to. Out with [...]

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WebRTC Could Improve Empathy in Social Media

Posted on 30. Jan, 2012 by .

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A look at how developments in WebRTC could improve empathy in social media, and specifically customer relations. I recently learned that Google is building WebRTC into Chrome, and trying to get Mozilla and Opera on-board too. WebRTC is a free, open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple Javascript APIs. [...]

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Staying connected

5 Reasons why an internet enabled London Underground would rock our world.

Posted on 30. Jan, 2012 by .

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 “Every lamp post and every bus stop will one day very soon, and before the 2012 Olympics, be Wi-Fi enabled.” Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. With the advent of smartphones and the much touted omnipresent ‘cloud’, digital is making its way out of the home and into every minute of our everyday lives. It’s unstoppable [...]

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