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Wikipedia sucks. Why do I say this?  Obviously I’ve just had yet another bad experience with the self-professed Gods who “manage” the encyclopaedia.  But before I bore you with the Data as a Service controversy (ooh, that sounds exciting, doesn’t it!?), let’s take a look at just why Wikipedia sucks quite so badly. Who wants to be a Wikipedia moderator?  Why would you want to do it?  How would you find the time?  Why would you be bothered?  Here are the reasons: 1) You want to contribute something of value to the human race: knowledge.  A noble thought.  But why not just contribute in the normal way?  Because you are a prolific contributor and want to feel a little important. 2) You have a burning hatred of “spammers” and pranksters who leave their trail of junk contributions and links wherever they go.  You fight the good fight and think of yourself as a crusader aga... (more)

Twitter Isn’t Dumb. You Are

So, ‘fess up. Who still doesn’t “get” Twitter? This blog post derides Twitter, saying: “Did you lose your minds? Get a job. Are you that bored?” Well, I have a job, and that job’s in PR – a sector where Twitter is invaluable (hey, you can follow me if you like… I’m @PostcodeJim). The gauntlet has been thrown down and I’m picking it up. Here are five reasons why Twitter’s great. Much kudos to the “PR Warrior” for his great post, which I have stolen from somewhat. Five things you can do with Twitter right now: 1. Win friends… Public relations depends on meeting people. It’s ridicu... (more)

Top Five Cloud Computing Awards

So what are those cloud computing awards, and are they worth entering? Here are five that caught my eye. Cloud Computing World Series Awards Established around 2009, these awards have ten general categories covering SaaS and virtualization. The awards are free to enter, so it has to be worth a go. There's also an awards ceremony in London which is free to attend - if you can make it. The Cloud Awards According to their blurb, these awards cover 12 categories, but split across the USA and Europe, leaving 24 in total (or 25 if you count the overall grand prix-type award). Sound... (more)

Internet Marketing Agency Reveals Search Engine Optimization Secrets

Regardless of the amount of money you’re paying on online marketing, it’s not taking you anywhere close to the return for the buck that natural search engine optimization companies can in accordance with one Phoenix Optimization Firm that specializes in giving natural search engine optimization services… You are missing approximately 85% of the Net users who are looking for the exact products or services you offer, if your web site doesn’t have a High 10 website positioning. Irrespective of how much money you are paying on internet marketing, it’s not getting you anywhere nearb... (more)

Search Engine Optimization Article Submission

So that you have an internet site. You done it for a long time and it seems real nice. So you are willing to do business on the Internet! Only one thing is missing… Traffic! An Internet Site is close to worthless without traffic. Without the traffic for the site, your message will be ever seen by nobody. If you do not get any traffic to your website you might as well just set the site on your home computer behind a firewall. OK, so just how would you get traffic to your site? From the various search engines, that is how. Google.com, MSN.com and yahoo.com. There are always a few... (more)