After 20 years running some pretty successful web publishing operations, I know I have a good sense of what people like to see and read online. Over the recent Christmas holidays, I decided to put that knowledge to use in making what I hoped would be a popular video on Facebook for the business Cat […]
First published almost a year ago, this report from the Onion still makes me smile. But is it really just a joke?
Ask a New Zealander to name a website domain name, and here’s what you get. Trademe.co.nz, the country’s most-visited website, is the domain most often mentioned by Kiwis, followed by facebook.com, google.com, stuff.co.nz and nzherald.co.nz. The information comes from the Colmar Brunton survey Internet Domain Names in New Zealand, commissioned by the New Zealand Domain […]
Not a bad report from CBC Ottawa on the rise of the social media communicator – except for the news anchor’s clumsy reference to how you could be “a professional tweeple”. Anyone know the singular form of “tweeple”?
From Anderson Cooper’s blog at CNN.com. …senior officials say the State Department asked Twitter to refrain for going down for periodic scheduled maintenance at this critical time to ensure the site continues to operate. Bureau’s and offices across the State Department, they say, are paying very close attention to Twitter and other sites to get […]
If you thought Facebook was just about staying in touch with friends, or finding long-lost schoolmates, then you’ll be blown away by Facebook Fanatic, a book whose authors say they will reveal: 75 Ways to Buzz Your Band Popularity Tips and Tricks to Make You Facebook Royalty Coolest Profile Names and URLs Get Celebrities and […]
Facebook is preparing to launch video sharing, reports Mashable.
It’s always fun (well, I think so, at least) to compare web traffic stats. Today I was having a look at the top sites identified by Hitwise for the United States and New Zealand. (Unfortunately Hitwise doesn’t report Canadian data.) First off, it’s important to note that the data refer to market share (expressed as […]
David Topping at Torontoist checks out the new Facebook Marketplace classifieds, and finds University of Toronto students trying to sell textbooks. The service launched today and already there are close to a thousand items listed for sale in the Toronto network alone. Lots of “help wanted” ads too.
A student newspaper editor who was only three weeks into the job led coverage of yesterday’s massacre of more than 30 people at Virginia Tech. Amie Steele’s team at Collegiate Times not only published an expanded 16-page newspaper this morning, they kept their website updated throughout the events yesterday despite an overload that forced them […]