March 2007

More about widgets

by Lee Hopkins on March 30, 2007 · 2 comments

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Just to prove that I am right*, Reuters have published an article on the power of widgets (read my previous post on widgets). “Popular widgets include weather trackers and UV indexes, news feeds, train, bus and flight schedules, currencies and even lunar phases. Women can track their menstrual cycles or count down to their due […]

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Sequential autoresponders

by Lee Hopkins on March 29, 2007 · 0 comments

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I have been re-investigating the potential of sequential autoresponders to generate increased traffic and revenue. Whilst money is a dirty word, it is nonetheless an important one to the soho business practitioner. Traditionally I have used third-party providers like AWeber and GetResponse to manage my autoresponder requirements for myself and my clients. But such solutions […]

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Are Australians the new septics*?

by Lee Hopkins on March 29, 2007 · 2 comments

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That dashingly handsome and thoroughly fine fellow Bryan Person (known to friends as ‘Bryper’) pointed me off to an interesting thought piece on Australian etiquette when overseas. My own views on etiquette were made quite clear when Paull Young first left on his ‘Social Media World Domination Tour’ late last year. However, Bryper’s link to […]

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New mobile technology on the way

by Lee Hopkins on March 29, 2007 · 2 comments

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David Boloker, that fine and wise man from IBM I mentioned yesterday, has emailed me with details on a recent OpenAjaxInitiative meeting. “Here’s a bit of a update on Mobile & the OpenAjax Initiative. We had our OpenAjax meeting last week and started an effort (aka Task Force) that is focused on Mobile Ajax. Initially, […]

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A tale of the internet in 3 parts: part 1

by Lee Hopkins on March 29, 2007 · 0 comments

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It’s a funny old place. This internet place, I mean. Take, for evidence, an article pointed to by my friend Peter Schultz, an article in the AFR (Australian Financial Review) on the death of podcasting as a communication medium. In the article designed no doubt to get her company some publicity and entitled ‘Log off, […]

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A tale of the internet in 3 parts: part 2

by Lee Hopkins on March 29, 2007 · 0 comments

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So with that article dealt with, I then read in the glossy magazine that comes with the national newspaper The Weekend Australian an article on Kitty Ostapowicz and her generation, an article that reminds us all that what ‘privacy’ means to us is NOT what ‘privacy’ means to today’s teenagers. In an article tellingly entitled […]

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A tale of the internet in 3 parts: part 3

by Lee Hopkins on March 29, 2007 · 0 comments

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So, I have a quiet weekend, smug in myself that I am one of the new digiliterati. Then on Monday, whilst waiting for my stepson’s car radiator to be flushed at the garage, I spy a page three article in The Australian. Regular readers from the UK will no doubt be aware of better uses […]

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Pizza in Second Life

by Lee Hopkins on March 28, 2007 · 0 comments

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Pizza in Second LifeAccording to Reuters “Infoweek reports that Domino’s Pizza, which already takes one in six orders online, will soon be accepting real-life pizza orders from within Second Life. Domino’s IT director Jane Kimberlin “said Second Life is where Domino’s customers are and therefore that’s where the pizza company needs to be too.” Powered […]

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Death threats are no joke

by Lee Hopkins on March 28, 2007 · 2 comments

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News is all over the blogosphere about death threats being handed to a number of influential and prominent bloggers, including the wonderful and ‘much-beloved by this community’, Kathy Sierra. This is truly sad. As Kathy says, “Most of all, I now fully understand the impact of death threats. It really doesn’t make much difference whether […]

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Watch the Brilliant Adventure

by Lee Hopkins on March 28, 2007 · 0 comments

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Four Melbournians (“boo! hiss!”) take on South Australia (“yeah!!”) and each other as they compete for a $10,000 prize. It’s all part of the Brilliant Adventure. Visit southaustralia.com now to see their daily videos and vote for your favourite, and you could become a winner yourself. Simply register once and you’ll be in the running […]

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