Quite simply, some charts that may be of interest. For example, note how Apple is supplanting Microsoft in search volume; that PR may be peeling upwards away from advertising and even marketing; the relative fortunes of Google+, Facebook and Twitter; social media may be levelling off; and, especially heartwarming for me, Star Wars is much … Continue reading Trends
Estimated reading time: 2.5 minutes (plus 4:13 if you watch the video all the way through) In an effort to get myself back into blogging habits, and to make sure I'm up to date with everything I need to be up to date with, I've decided to set myself a schedule. So, today is tech … Continue reading Just how fast does a PC need to be?
I work in an annexe - not, as some people suspect, a cave. This annexe has all mod cons. It has electricity, windows, a roof, even a toilet and shower. But it doesn't have a telephone point, so my wireless network signal just about makes it through the several doors, walls and windows but is … Continue reading Bad instructions are worse than none
Tech. You really can have enough of it. I spent this weekend ambling around the (surprisingly large) streets of Vienna. My girlfriend had just come out of the tail-end of the Sibos conference so she extended her stay and I flew out on Friday. Oh, the jet-set lifestyle of an international blogger... As I've noted … Continue reading Oh, Vienna! One example of good tech, three of (very) bad.
A week ago I published the results of tag analysis of the blogs in the PR Friendly Index, and then looked at the frequencies of usage of those tags. So, let's now look at who is talking - or, at least, tagging - about what, exactly. Click the blog link to go to the blog, … Continue reading What are we talking about? Part III.
source » While on holiday, sipping a Piña Colada, I had a sudden thought (well, it happened to Newton, right?) I've been doing a lot of thinking about keywords recently, and I suddenly wondered what the keywords in the PR Friendly Index would look like. That is, take them all, and plot them in some … Continue reading What are we talking about?
Many, many moons ago, I had a vision. No, not one of those funny ones you get after too much Guinness, but an insight into what I would like from a website. I wanted to set one up, but I saw too many barriers. I would either have to host it myself, or get someone … Continue reading Social media: it’s ok to be lazy
The other day I was talking about social media in a pub. The reaction was almost one of scorn: that I was a loser for having interest in such matters, that social media was totally irrelevant to one's life and there were much more important things to be bothered about. Quite apart from this being … Continue reading Your world only gets smaller if you want it to
Web 2.0 is truly integrated. It's made up of nicely interconnecting platforms stuck together with RSS glue. I can post to Twitter from Facebook, or from my mobile phone, or any of a number of alternative services. I can read Google Reader on my mobile phone. I can show my Pandora channels on Facebook. But … Continue reading Everything’s disconnected