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Social media and business reputation

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday April 20, 2009 )

Never before have so few been able to do so much damage to so many. Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing isn’t it? It’s just a shame that some enough haven’t matured enough to use it wisely. (more…)


Affiliate software is a must

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday April 19, 2009 )

I’m continually surprised by the number of merchants who run affiliate programs, but still don’t offer an interface where affiliate partners can log in and view traffic and sales stats updated in real time. (more…)


Twitter goes mainstream

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday April 18, 2009 )

It’s official – Twitter has turned the corner and is now mainstream. (more…)


A reputation nightmare

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday April 17, 2009 )

The old saying goes the pen is mightier than the sword, but in the online world, a video camera is probably the more modern equivalent. The recent Dominos incident is another good example of why we need to closely monitor our online reputations. (more…)


Spam’s carbon footprint

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday April 16, 2009 )

While the meat product would likely have a sizeable carbon footprint, email spam doesn’t get off lightly either. (more…)


More breaches = wary shoppers

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday April 15, 2009 )

The latest Symantec Global Internet Security Threat Report provides an yearly overview of global Internet threat activity. The report states that attackers are increasingly concentrating on financial gain. (more…)


Older people are huge twits

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday April 14, 2009 )

Perhaps I should clarify that.. it seems it’s not the young ‘uns driving the growth on Twitter. (more…)


Recession to boost online ads

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday April 11, 2009 )

It’s often said it’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good and that would seem to be the case in relation to online advertising trends. (more…)


97% of email is spam: Microsoft

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday April 10, 2009 )

According to Microsoft, over 97 percent of e-mail messages sent over the Internet are unwanted. (more…)


AP gets tough on content reproduction

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday April 8, 2009 )

As old media continues to suffer an often undignified demise, one of the world’s oldest and largest newsgathering organizations is about to come out swinging against content theft. (more…)