The old web is dying and I’m not sure I like the new one

BlogPulse has no pulse So I was playing around with dashboards and the like yesterday  - as one does - and noticed that BlogPulse has disappeared. BlogPulse was not the greatest blog search engine around, but it was the only one offering anything like useable charts. So, given that Technorati charts disappeared years ago (although … Continue reading The old web is dying and I’m not sure I like the new one

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MIPAA presentation part two: monitoring and engaging in social media

This is the second part of a talk I was due to give to members of the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA) through an invite from Heather Yaxley, on improving Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for marcoms materials; monitoring and engaging in social media; and the challenges and opportunities of evaluating influence. Unfortunately I wasn't … Continue reading MIPAA presentation part two: monitoring and engaging in social media

Yahoo Pipes: you’ve got to go there to come back

If anyone's been following my Twitter feed recently they'll know that I've been getting to grips with Yahoo Pipes. I think it's an amazing tool and offers the tantalising possibility of creating a wholly modular monitoring system, effectively through programming-like routines which, through a neat graphical interface, largely remove the need for knowing how to … Continue reading Yahoo Pipes: you’ve got to go there to come back