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Communicating during downtime

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday February 25, 2010 )

As a web site owner, there’s nothing worse than your site or an essential service like a shopping cart or email application being down and the service provider isn’t communicating. (more…)


Over 50 million tweets served – a day

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday February 23, 2010 )

Kevin Weil, the Analytics Lead at Twitter, has revealed some interesting stats about Twitter activity. (more…)


Facebook eclipses Yahoo traffic

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday February 20, 2010 )

Facebook has blasted past Yahoo as the number two most popular site in the USA. (more…)


Facebook, Twitter, Blogging & Youth

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday February 6, 2010 )

Blogging isn’t such a popular activity with teenagers and young adults nowadays and Twitter even less so according to a recent survey. (more…)


The power of brands

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday February 3, 2010 )

I have a policy – to never participate in unsolicited telephone surveys. Usually all they have to do is say “survey” and I politely say “no thanks” and hang up before they can respond.

I broke this rule recently without even realizing it; purely because of the company involved. Or was it that company? (more…)


Apple iPad – no Flash support

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday January 29, 2010 )

I thought my last post somewhat relating to the Apple iPad would be the only one for the week as new gadgets aren’t my core interest, but this issue is pretty important. (more…)


Great Australian Internet Blackout

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday January 26, 2010 )

The Great Australian Internet Blackout is currently under way – a protest against looming censorship of what comes down the tubes of the Interwebs in the Land Down Under. (more…)


Google getting smarter on synonyms

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday January 21, 2010 )

Getting machines to understand the nuances of the English language is a big challenge, particularly when it comes to search engines – but it’s one that Google is rapidly overcoming with features such as it’s synonym system. (more…)


Google may pull out of China

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday January 13, 2010 )

This isn’t just a rumor. Google has had enough of the constraints placed upon it by the Chinese government and will cease filtering results, knowing full well this may be the end of Google.cn. (more…)


Spending more time online

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday December 26, 2009 )

It probably won’t come as any surprise that we’re spending more time online than ever – and more of us are spending our cash via the Internet too. (more…)