Dust to digital dust

Reading time: 1 minuteBefore the internet, dying was a simple business. What you said, wrote, created in your lifetime lived on in people’s memories, passed down the generations and turned to myth. And sometimes these had more tangible manifestations, in letters, books, works of art, buildings and of course children. Nowadays more and more of us have digital […]

Keeping up to date with East Dulwich on the internet: Part 4 – Delicious RSS feeds

Reading time: 3 minutesThis series of short articles explains some simple and free ways to use the internet to keep tabs on the subjects you’re interested in. I’m using East Dulwich as the example subject. Previously: Part 1 – Google Alerts, Part 2 – Technorati Watchlists, Part 3 – Twitter tracking. This article is about following Delicious bookmark […]

Keeping up to date with East Dulwich on the internet: Part 3 – Twitter tracking

Reading time: 3 minutesIn this series of short articles, I’m looking at different ways of subject-tracking on the internet. Previous articles covered Google Alerts and Technorati Watchlists. This article is about Twitter and its tracking feature, using East Dulwich as the example subject. Twitter Twitter lets you share your thoughts with the world. You can do this by […]

Britain’s online newspapers accessibility scores – should do better

Reading time: 2 minutesToday Martin Belam publishes the scores from his excellent series of articles looking at the accessibility of the UK’s main national newspaper websites. The Times came out on top, even though it makes no use of an on-screen text-resizing widget, nor of accesskeys as shortcuts for keyboard users. Overall my conclusion has to be that […]

Keeping up to date with East Dulwich on the internet: Part 2 – Technorati Watchlists

Reading time: 3 minutesHow do you keep on top of everything everyone’s saying about East Dulwich, or any other subject, online? In this series of short articles I’m going to run through a few things you can set up quickly and for free to follow what people are saying about the things you’re interested in. [Also in this […]

Keeping up to date with East Dulwich on the internet: Part 1 – Google Alerts

Reading time: 2 minutesHow do you keep on top of everything everyone’s saying about East Dulwich, or any other subject, online? In this series of short articles I’m going to run through a few things you can set up quickly and for free to follow what people are saying about the things you’re interested in. This article looks […]

Low bandwidth? Try the mobile version of the website

Reading time: 1 minuteI was having coffee with a friend today who does work with people in countries where internet speeds are down at dial-up rates of 28.8kbps on a good day and where it is rare for workers to have their own internet connection in the office let alone at home. I mentioned the recent post I’d […]

Online barking with Banclays

Reading time: 1 minuteI’ve just received my PINsentry device from Barclays. It’s the size of a pocket calculator (remeber those?) or a largish mobile phone. So to do online banking with Barclays, you now have to carry this device around with you everywhere you go as well as have your bank card handy. This is meant to make […]

Social networking – worth the wait?

Reading time: 1 minuteTwo things struck me when reading this article about Google’s Orkut being bigger than Facebook in India and Brazil. First, that people are prepared to wait up to five minutes for a page to load. Orkut – 1.5 minutes Facebook – 2.5 minutes Myspace – 5 minutes You can quickly see why Orkut is favoured […]

Google’s OpenSocial launches

Reading time: 1 minuteGoogle says “the web is better when it’s social” so it must be true. OpenSocial from Google. Not another social network. Is this a nail in Facebook’s coffin? It’s funny, I’ve become so accustomed to consciously ingnoring google ads on web pages that the little box promoting the opensocial blog on the homepage nearly escaped […]

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