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Facebook has ‘like’, Google now has +1

There’s no underestimating of the heated rivalry between Facebook and Google for all sorts of different reasons and whilst Facebook has grown to over 500 million users (making it the largest and most successful social network), Google has struggled to date to show it even has a grasp of the social network concept (Orkut and Buzz anyone?).…

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Email Marketing: 10 Tips to Success

When it comes to email marketing, you will find that the process can be slightly complicated. By not having the right email campaigns in place, you can potentially cause yourself some unnecessary stress and end up hitting a black list. Instead, a good idea will be to focus on the elements that can help you it be successful in this process.…

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Why every business owner needs to be on twitter

Whenever I ask clients if they are on twitter, the reaction is pretty much the same across the board: “Why do I care what people are having for breakfast?”

Poor old twitter – it seems that most people think it is a dumbed down version of the Facebook “status” update when the reality is that it can be an amazing business tool if used right.…

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Microsoft Asking Users to Abandon IE6

The price of constant advancement in the realm of information technology is the need to keep up with the changes and updates that everyday programs frequently undergo. Microsoft, the modern software giant that created Windows, Internet Explorer, and much more has recently revealed a glimpse into the future of their development cycle.…

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The Future of Real Time Information

In this report prepared for the United Nations’ Global Pulse team, PSFK’s researchers have identified key trends that are emerging around the capture and transmission of real-time information streams. Communities and organizations can learn from the themes in PSFK’s Future of Real-Time report to create new solutions that support the care and well-being of the world’s population.…

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Tip: Making Microsoft Word More SEO Friendly

As an SEO I always deal with one or the other type of hierarchy so indentation and bullet points are a key feature for me. Microsoft Word has one very annoying thing about it and that is when you TAB a bullet point it adds a tab character instead of indenting to a new hierarchy level.…

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Twitter Rescues a Word From Literary Extinction and Gives it a Whole New Meaning

The diagram below illustrates the steady decline in the use of word “twitter” in the English literature. It appears as though the word would have been nearly forgotten if it wasn’t for Twitter’s launch in 2006. Soon after that “twitter” becomes “Twitter” (or @twitter) and the first association is of a 140 character micro-blogging service, everything else has been shadowed by the new Internet phenomenon.…

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Bug in Google Date Range Search

While researching the history of the word “twitter” on the internet we tried using Google date range option to find out why there was a peak of mentions of “twitter” in 2004, two years before Twitter.com launch. The search query looked like this:

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=twitter&hl=en&tbs=cdr:1,cd_min:2004,cd_max:2004&prmd=ivnsu&ei=sL87Tab-BYiXcbm89IQH&start=0&sa=N

And results:

Twitter Search by Date Range

We’re pretty sure most or all of the above are in fact wrong but unsure why it happened.…

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Money VS Love

money-vs-love

Google’s Ngram Viewer tells a fascinating story when the mentions of the words “love” and “money” in literature from 1700 to 2008 are compared graphically. The line of money, cold and blue, and line of love, red of course, vie for the hearts of writers over three-hundred years of telling literary history.…

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