Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

April fools from the Guardian

April 1, 2009

Twitter switch for the Guardian after 188 years of ink

This made me laugh, although it’s hard to imagine that someone, somewhere, hasn’t pitched this idea seriously to some newsletter or other. The best bit?

At a time of unprecedented challenge for all print media, many publications have rushed to embrace social networking technologies. Most now offer Twitter feeds of major breaking news headlines, while the Daily Mail recently pioneered an iPhone application providing users with a one-click facility for reporting suspicious behaviour by migrants or gays.

Could Gazaro be the future of online shopping?

March 20, 2009

As the aggregation of the internet becomes increasingly popular across multiple platforms and applications (RSS readers, Twitter, Facebook’s new homepage design and everything Joel wrote about yesterday are all good examples of the increasing collation of online data), it seems obvious that there is real potential out there for a great platform for the aggregation of shopping deals across the web. Sites like kelkoo have existed for a long time (but are usually cluttered and hard to navigate), and Google Product Search, although still a Beta, is incredibly good at weeding out deals, but what really sets Gazaro apart (in the video at least), is its incredibly simple interface, its price tracking ability and its ease of integration into other aggregation platforms such as RSS.

Just a shame it doesn’t seem to be working in the UK yet, even to compare US prices. People over at Lifehacker seem to be giving it mixed reviews, but I’ve tried using it and I can only find one product on there, even just by clicking through all their popular categories. Maybe something for the future?

Edit: Not sure why the video isn’t working right now, but you can watch it here

Seeing things differently

March 19, 2009

Faris Yakob’s written an article for AdAge which you’ll find here, it’s well worth a read. It sets out nine aphorisms for Digital Communication trends in 2009. One of them really resonated with me as it’s something I’m fairly passionate about at the moment – “Find new ways to see”.

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Our Predictions for 2009

January 26, 2009

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Joel

We wanted to write a post that discussed what was going to be big in 2009 in the world of Advertising and we came to realise that whatever we predicted would be something that’s already been said years past.

We could say, for example, that mobile’s going to be huge this year, and it probably is, but let’s face it that’s been said before. We could also say that social networking’s going to hit a new level and that newspapers are going to struggle to survive; been said hasn’t it?

So, we decided we’d go deeper and talk about where we’re at in terms of how we’re interacting with each other and what implications we think that this is going to have. (more…)