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Friday, 31 May 2013

Galapagos Islands to be Available on Google Street View

Google Maps has become an extremely useful tool in recent years, allowing you to explore the world from the comfort of your own home. It is now possible to use the Street View tool in such locations as Sea World and the Great Barrier Reef, but perhaps the most impressive development is set to come this summer.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Happy Birthday WordPress!

On May 27th, WordPress turned 10 years old! In fact it was on this day in 2003 that Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little launched the platform in the USA.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Soundslice: The Future of Guitar Tablature?

If you are a guitar player, like myself, then you will certainly be pleased to discover Soundslice, which combines videos from YouTube and existing guitar tabs to make the learning process far easier. As the video plays, the chords and tab accompanying it are played below at the same time and this makes learning your favourite songs a much more visual process.

Friday, 24 May 2013

China's Most Ridiculous Censored Websites

The Chinese government's vast web of laws on Internet restriction is baffling in itself, before we even begin considering the website's that are censored under such acts. Many see this as a form of oppression and free speech platforms, namely influential social networking sites, cannot be accessed by Chinese citizens. So let's take a look at the top 5 blocked sites that really should not have been censored.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Pinterest's evolution

The social media world changes with every passing moment. Every day, whilst accessing the Internet, we are submerged by news and updates from the social media and, more generally, online media marketing worlds.
In a framework where everything constantly change nobody wants to stay behind. Therefore, after the last changes to Google Plus, Pinterest has also implemented updates.

Let's "pin" the most recent changes for Pinterest!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Xbox New Product Reveal Gives Food For Thought

Whilst browsing Twitter this morning, I noticed that the current promoted trend is #XboxReveal and clearly this means that the day has finally arrived for Microsoft to unveil the latest incarnation of the games console. However this led me to think, surely such a large announcement from one of the world's biggest global companies should be able to trend independently?

Friday, 17 May 2013

Some People Take Trip Advisor Reviews Far Too Seriously

Many hotels and other businesses in the tourism sector rely heavily on Trip Advisor reviews, but one hotel owner has taken this a step too far. When 3 holidaymakers arrived at the Knights Inn in Nashville they were told they could not check in, as the 4th member of the party, who had paid for the rooms, was not present.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

What have you had for dinner? Check it on Instagram!

Who has not seen the myriad of photos of food photos that are invading the social network?
Apparently most of them arrive directly via Instagram. In fact, many people upload pictures on Instagram and automatically share them on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr, for example. In this way we can say that social networks are in the middle of a food craze; the "foodstagramming".

Taco de cordero barbacoa

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

A Clever Use for Google Analytics Data

Whilst recently searching for some good quality guitar tabs on Ultimate Guitar, I noticed that the website is incorporating information from Google Analytics to improve the user experience. Each tab is accompanied by the total number of views and the number of views that week, providing another metric of quality for users of the site.

Are there any other sites that you think might benefit from adopting a similar approach?

Monday, 13 May 2013

Nokia's New Smartphone Boasts Impressive Battery Life

The shocking battery life of current leading smartphones leads to many owners charging their device multiple times per day and considering the hefty price tag, Nokia could be about to make a smart move in the market.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Nando's Continue to Impress on Twitter

Anybody who follows Nando's on Twitter will know that they are excellent at engaging with their customers and building their brand via the social network, through such initiatives as #NandosFriday. But Nando's really showed their social prowess this week, piggybacking on the retirment of legendary football manager Alex Ferguson.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Happy Birthday to LinkedIn!

On the 5th of May LinkedIn celebrated its first 10 years of online activity!
In 2003 Reid Hoffman, who launched the social network through his colleagues and friends, probably didn't expect to get so many followers.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Monitor Your Children's Online Habits, Via the Cloud!

Limiting the amount of time that children spend online is one of the toughest challenges that parents of the digital era face, especially considering how busy most modern parents are! So many will be relieved to discover that a way of moderating their kids' internet usage, via the cloud, is on the way.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A doodle to honour labour day.

Google launches a new doodle in occasion of the International Workers' Day, celebrated on the 1st of May in many countries all around, each every year.