Google’s addiction to speed, and how engagement metrics will shape the web.

Published: May 11, 2011

Without a doubt you’ll have noticed Google’s recent moves in the search space focusing publishers on speed. It makes sense for them to encourage faster websites commercially for them, as lowering their bandwidth consumption, and easier quicker indexing if the web translates directly into savings of millions of dollars. I thought it would be interesting …

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Tap11 to form part of new Delicious platform

Published: May 9, 2011

YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen today announced that they have acquired Tap11, the developer of a Twitter and Facebook analytics platform that allows brand owners and advertisers to monitor and measure the impact of social media campaigns. Tap11 becomes part of Hurley and Chen’s new company, AVOS, which recently acquired the social bookmarking site …

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4 invaluable apps to reunite you with your lost or stolen tech

Published: May 8, 2011

At one point or another, all of us  have lost one or more things close to us. The stress and distress caused by the misplacement of an iPhone, or Android or indeed a digital camera is all too familiar for a geek. Thankfully, technology has got pretty smart, and leaves digital footprints which can be …

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Next generation Liveshare blows other photo apps out of the water

Published: May 3, 2011

URL: Liveshare from Cooliris looks stunning. Based on their HTML5 platform, – LiveShare lets you collaboratively share photos, images and content between friends, all delivered in realtime to the web. As you take a photo on your mobile device, it is delivered instantly to other people within your designated group or stream. Similar in many …

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Bring your digital work to life with self-publishing websites

Published: May 1, 2011

Thanks to the web, self-publishing is no longer a pipe dream. Anyone with a rudimentary grasp of writing can have their work published and in their hands.

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Receive SMS alerts in Google Chrome – thanks to Texty.

Published: April 29, 2011

Ever wanted to know when an SMS message or phone call is coming or send a text message from your phone through via your web browser? Well now you can, thanks to a Google Chrome extension that synchronises your smartphone events with your browser.

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What is an influencer?

Published: April 29, 2011

Ever wondered exactly what it is to be an influencer? Influencers is a short (14 minute) documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer.

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21% of Irish internet users use LinkedIn every month

Published: April 26, 2011

According to a report published today by global statistics company Comscore – more than 1 in 5 (21%) Irish users use LinkedIn ever month, placing Ireland as the country with the 2nd highest global penetration of this social networking site in the world. Ireland came 2nd only to the Netherlands, which had a penetration of …

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You’re not a social media expert, you’re just another schmuck with a Twitter account.

Published: April 24, 2011

There’s no denying that the web is full of snake oil salesmen, and with the explosion of social media, there is no shortage of charlatans looking to make a quick buck, establishing themselves as consultants and ‘social media experts’. Experts my arse. Give a man a Twitter account, and he’ll tweet for a day. Teach …

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So, turns out Android tracks your location too.

Published: April 23, 2011

Whilst the web is still largely reeling from the discovery that Apple devices track the locations of its users in an easily accessible file containing geodata, turns out that Google Android devices are doing something very similar – albeit, without nearly as much fuss. Within a day of the Apple discovery, developer Magnus Eriksson created a …

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