Link Baiting

What does that mean? Link baiting (or linkbaiting) is a buzz word in the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) world and has come to be the preferred method of natural link building. And in English? You need to create Linkbait. Essentially it is a piece of content placed on a web page – whether it’s an […]

Cloud Data Persistence

is this a renaissance for the database? today we have new problems and new challenges, but the computing power we now have provides alternatives.  This in turn is changing the approaches that are being taken. the following provides examples of the alternatives in the cloud database area. Physical limitations and computation complexity are driving implementations […]

Amazon CloudFront – Replacing the content database

Amazon launch of Cloudfront, a tightly integrated content delivery service built over their S3 offering promises content delivery routed to the nearest edge location, giving optimal performance to the content user. This extension to S3 should get the content management system (CMS) providers and companies such as Akamai thinking. The service will allow the database […]

QCon day 3 – yahoo pipes

I posted about pipes about a year ago and it has since increased its modules from 20 to 50 and makes up 1/3 of all mash-up calls to Google. I really need to play with it some more, it really is very cool, bringing a lot of power without the need to code and enabling […]

Facebook, i just don’t see the point

I have tried and tried, but, i just can’t come to grips with facebook. The only functionality i like to use is the quick updates from my blackberry, but apart from that nothing. I find the fact that my photos are held in limbo annoying, to the point at which i won’t upload and poke, […]

Qik – Streaming video from your mobile

A new service from Qik provides you with the ability to stream video to the web from your mobile phone. It currently works on most Nokia phones and has been used to good effect by Robert Scoble at Davos and Mac World.  This obvious, but well implemented solution is a great extension to video just […]