Internet originals – somebody had to be first!
Internet originals – somebody had to be first!

Internet originals, the very first posting of, say, an email or a photo or Tweet have become something of 21st Century lore, almost mythic in the retelling of recent history. The Internet as become such a part of our lives, so ubiquitous, it’s sometimes difficult to recall life PI (pre-Internet). As my now 23-year-old daughter, […]

Online harassment – 21st Century serious problem
Online harassment – 21st Century serious problem

Online harassment has, unfortunately, become a monumental problem especially for women and especially young women – young people of both genders. The so-called GamerGate scandal is only the most publicly visible manifestation of this cruel phenomenon. The Pew Research Center’s Internet Project is just this week out with a new report and its findings are […]

Twitter adds 13 million users in Q3
Twitter adds 13 million users in Q3

Twitter added 13 million users in the third quarter but investors were not happy, sliding Twitter stock price down 10 percent in after hours trading. Oh well, the investors seem to think that growth rate is not enough to meet projected earnings estimates for the fourth quarter of the year. The numbers come in the […]

Google Glass shopping – future is now
Google Glass shopping – future is now

Want to go Google Glass shopping? Of course you do. It isn’t often we really feature a video in this space but this one is worth it. Prepared – and well done – by The Mars Agency the video takes us on a grocery shopping trip with Google Glass. And it’s not only really cool […]

Advertising on the social nets – yep!
Advertising on the social nets – yep!

Advertising on the social networks is, quite simply, now a fundamental if not required part of any online effort. Where once we relied on organic reach for success online, we will more and more need to also include paid advertising as a necessary part of the online strategy. It is just the way of the […]

A social net named Tsu
A social net named Tsu

Tsu is the latest new social network to hit the webzez but this one wants to pay you for playing. We are not making this up. Tsu launched earlier this week with a $7 million investment from some dudes who think the new network might just be on to something (we hope they think that […]

SERPs – we look differently now
SERPs – we look differently now

SERPs are certainly not what they used to be. SERPs…, right? As in, “waaasssSERP, hommes?” No, just kidding. SERPS is the industry acronym for Search Engine Results Page. You know, the pages which turn up when you Google something on your computer thingy. SERPs have unquestionably evolved over the years and are now as much […]

Google Panda: good for small biz!
Google Panda: good for small biz!

Google Panda updates continue to improve search results for small to medium websites, which means for small to medium business. This is good news for businesses – and organizations, institutions – which concentrate on publishing to websites good, authentic, informative and prolific content. It’s what ¬†your online strategy should be about in 2014 (and beyond). […]

Size matters? Length of our posts?
Size matters? Length of our posts?

Size matters, we are told, in the ongoing debate about length of social media posts. And, indeed, some valuable considerations about length should be taken into consideration when posting to the various social channels. (Sure, we know what you’re thinking.) Obviously, most social channels have limits to the number of characters available for a post. […]

Penguin update: quality content has nothing to fear
Penguin update: quality content has nothing to fear

Penguin is Google’s anti-spam campaign embedded in its ever-improving search algorithms and the latest version reportedly began rolling out over the weekend. Fear not, boys and girls who produce solid, authentic, informative content on your sites, you are not the target of the anti-spam police working inside the Google universe. The overall effort of Penguin […]