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Search Trends for 2011

Here is an interetsing video from Matt Cutts of Google with Danny Sullivan from SearchEngineLand, talking about future trends for search in 2011. They talk about the increased importance of social media in influencing ranking. While still small, it shows a shift towards social as a means of determining importance of content on the web. Towards the …

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Is \”like\” the most powerful word in the world?

Such a small word, but surprisingly, it has immense connotations. I got to thinking about this after watching The Social Network, the movie about Facebook, it\’s genesis and growth. In the movie Mark Zuckerberg, the \”co-founder\” of Facebook has a lightbulb moment; that peoples relationship status is an incredibly important part of a persons profile. There …

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PersianKiwi and the dangers of using Twitter in Iran

No one knows if \”Persian Kiwi\” or PK has any connections to New Zealand, however, it has definitely captured the attention of some media in New Zealand. What it doe though is highlight how Twitter has become a key issue in Iran. With the Iranian Government stopping the access to social networking sites like Twitter …

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WP Greet Box – some pretty cool use of Ajax :)

I cam across WP Greet Box, looking for some kind of Twitter integration (of which it isn\’t really) Anyway, looked like a great way to interact with visitors and from a social point of view a great way to encourage others to network via RSS, Twitter, Facebook etc. By default the following are covered Delicious …

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