Category Archives: Other

Social Media Business School

I was on the marketing panel at the Social Media Business School last Friday (27th June). In the main, I was there as a Facebook application developer and to talk about how to design and grow an application. The day … Continue reading

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Bill Gates on Windows usability

This e-mail from Bill Gates when trying to install Microsoft Movie Maker from 5 years ago is an interesting insight into not only what Gates did at Microsoft, but just how frustrated he seems to be with the usability of … Continue reading

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Gates vs Jobs

Mostly funny.

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Eurovision 2008

Another year, and another Eurovision is over. For me, this one will be remembered for a lack of any real event (since we didn’t have a get-together), a few reasonable songs, a few awful ones, and possibly the most predictable … Continue reading

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Word popularity on Facebook

Facebook have posted a link to a tool they’ve built to track the popularity of different words and phrases within wall posts. It’s available here as the Facebook Lexicon. Basically, type in one word to see its popularity, and then … Continue reading

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Trip to Girona

Okay, I went to Girona last December, and it’s taken me over three months to put the photos up, but stop complaining… Anyway, there was me, Paul J White, Neelesh Sonaware and Deborah Causton (are you reading this Google?). Paul, … Continue reading

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Trip to Washington DC

While I was in Washington last week (as one often just happens to be, obviously), I had a few hours in the morning to wander around. Assisted by being still on UK time which meant I could get up very … Continue reading

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New feed publication methods in Facebook

The new feed forms available to Facebook applications look like they could be interesting, although I’m wary of any documentation that contains text like “Now when the user submits the form, a little magic happens.”

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Facebook traffic down a bit

US visitors to Facebook tailed off slightly in January, with 33.9 million unique visitors , down 2 percent from 34.7 million in December 2007. Looking at the graph it’s too early to tell if it’s a blip or a trend.

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Brain control headset for gamers

This story about a headset that will allow you to control computer games is fairly interesting, but I do hope that whoever’s writing the games has a better imagination than the spokesperson for the company: “If you laughed or felt … Continue reading

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