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An expensive 21 characters

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday September 7, 2010 )

Watch those tweets. A measly 21 characters of text has cost an Australian swimmer a lucrative sponsorship. (more…)


Gamer suing for gaming addiction

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday September 5, 2010 )

Something that may be of interest and concern to online games companies – a man in Hawaii is suing a provider for his addiction to their online game. (more…)


“Voyeur” malware emails

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday August 15, 2010 )

Most of us have a streak of innocent enough voyeurism – and those seeking to spread malware via email are increasingly exploiting it. (more…)


Google Earth is watching

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday August 5, 2010 )

Considering installing a pool or shed without the proper council permits? Be careful, Google Earth is watching. (more…)


Kindle is carving it up

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday August 1, 2010 )

If you visited Amazon’s press release page at the moment, you could be forgiven in thinking you had hit the Kindle-specific press release page as the device is mentioned so often. Ebooks are turning into very big business for Amazon and others. (more…)


The power of a no.1 search ranking

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday July 28, 2010 )

A no.1 ranking on a popular keyword or phrase in search engine results not only brings a ton of traffic, but instant credibility it seems. (more…)


Facebook hits half a billion users

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday July 24, 2010 )

On Wednesday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced 500 million people are actively using his social networking service. (more…)


FIFA World Cup and web traffic

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday July 3, 2010 )

I had no idea how many soccer fans there were out there until this darned 2010 FIFA World Cup. Apologies in advance to any soccer fans out there – but enough already :). (more…)


Two types of computer users

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday June 28, 2010 )

I remember my first computer teacher relaying this very important piece of wisdom. “There are two types of computer users – those who have lost their data and those about to.” (more…)


Keep it simple for Facebook

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday June 27, 2010 )

It seems the old KISS principle certainly applies when aiming to get articles shared via Facebook. (more…)