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Video and mp3 spam

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday October 24, 2007 )

Ah, spammers – gotta love their tenacity. The next “evolutionary”, or probably more likely, exploratory step in spam appears to be MP3 files, with video perhaps to shortly follow. (more…)


Feed reader statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday October 23, 2007 )

Following on from my recent post on social bookmarking statistics, here’s some figures outlining the RSS feed readers most actively used to subscribe to feeds last month (more…)


Chinese instructions

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday October 23, 2007 )

Rather off topic, but mildly amusing and I thought it worth a mention. I always love reading instructions that accompany Chinese-made technology products. Case in point, the guidelines that came with a notebook battery I received today. (more…)


Social bookmarking statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday October 21, 2007 )

Which social bookmarking services are seeing the most activity from their user base? There’s a few surprises in these statistics from September. (more…)


Holiday shopping predictions

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday October 20, 2007 )

The USA holiday shopping season is expected to be a little more subdued this year with consumers increasingly feeling the pinch from high energy and food prices and fallout from the subprime mortgage fiasco. Merchants will need to be on their toes, as more consumers are planning on starting holiday shopping earlier this season. (more…)


MLM giant comes out swinging

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday October 17, 2007 )

Quixtar Inc., a sister company of Amway Corp., has filed suits against 30 people who anonymously posted in forums and on YouTube what it alleges are disparaging remarks about the company. (more…)


Holiday gift card boom

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday October 16, 2007 )

Gift cards will be big business this holiday season both offline and online; to the tune of around $35 billion. (more…)


Greening your online business

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday October 15, 2007 )

“Going green” is the latest big trend to hit the business world – small businesses and large are rapidly discovering that making an effort towards helping the planet isn’t just a nice thing to do – it’s generating another type of green too.. increased revenue. Here’s some simple things you can do to help make your business more environmentally friendly. (more…)


Handling email overload

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday October 14, 2007 )

Email overload getting you down? Finding you’re stopping 10, 20 times a day to answer email and it’s interrupting your work flow? (more…)


Toilet roll sales pages & friction

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday October 13, 2007 )

Friction? Toilet rolls? Sounds painful. I’ve found a very nice case study that illustrates what I’ve mentioned from time to time on the issue of lengthy sales pages. (more…)