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5 crowdsourcing sites to outsource your problems

5 crowdsourcing sites to outsource your problems

October 27, 20103 Comments

Crowd sourcing is now a massive part of internet culture and offers a way for all of us to pool resources like never before, using the collaborative power of the web. The following post summarises some of them, and their main feature sets.

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The rise and rise of the digital dashboard.

The rise and rise of the digital dashboard.

August 20, 20106 Comments

I’ve noticed a growing trend recently in applications specifically designed to aggregate and display company data, and show business intelligence to users more elegantly. This collection of dashboard applications highlights some of the more interesting apps out there.

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Magic Trackpad, more than just another interface device?

Magic Trackpad, more than just another interface device?

July 30, 20100 Comments

The real reason Apple have launched the Magic Trackpad, laying the ground work for a military assault on the desktop market in 2010.

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9 crowdfunding websites to help you change the world.

9 crowdfunding websites to help you change the world.

July 18, 201052 Comments

This collection of nine innovative crowdfunding websites and web applications are designed to take the risk out of that creativity and innovation, allowing even the little guy to do something amazing. What will you create?

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MaxCDN now sponsoring us.

MaxCDN now sponsoring us.

February 21, 20100 Comments

I’m pleased to announce that the kind folks at MaxCDN – a CDN (content delivery network) are now sponsoring Webdistortion. They have agreed to offer us their service at no charge, which is great for you guys as the site should now be a good bit faster.  We now join online monoliths such as  Mashable.com, […]

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10 useful resources to generate local traffic and leads.

10 useful resources to generate local traffic and leads.

June 3, 20097 Comments

Relevant traffic is important for small businesses for a variety of reasons. If you own a business that deals primarily with local people, and are looking for your website to increase sales, there’s absolutely no point in having a shed load of visitors who have a quick read of your content, then disappear without actually converting into sales.

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How confident are you in your product?

How confident are you in your product?

May 19, 20090 Comments

Do you Zig whilst everyone else Zags? This post discusses a business in Ireland which break the mould by actually linking directly to their competition on their website.

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Bizcamp Belfast Roundup & Competition

May 17, 20094 Comments

I eventually took the plunge and decided to talk at Bizcamp Belfast. The turnout was lower than Barcamp, but that may have been down to both the weather being typically Belfastish, and a bit on the damp side.  The NW200 road race was also on which probably prevented a few people from attending. However a […]

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Maintaining business focus to springboard success.

Maintaining business focus to springboard success.

April 23, 20091 Comment

Out of all business skills, in my opinion focus has got to be one of the most important. I’ve seen people who run amok, generating idea after idea for new websites, new businesses, new concepts. I guess its in the creative type makeup. Personally I keep a notepad beside my bed, and frequently write down […]

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DIY reputation management with Netvibes.

DIY reputation management with Netvibes.

March 18, 200917 Comments

Reputation management is everywhere, you can’t turn a corner on the web without seeing another service crop up out of the woodwork to monitor your company reputation online. Infact, there are entire companies working on commercial services to do just that. Trackur is one, Ratepoint another. So how do you go about doing this yourself? […]

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