Everyone I’ve spoken to hates Facebook’s ‘frictionless sharing’ thing. You know, the thing that shows you every single article your friends are reading on supported sites. On the occasions when the story sounds interesting, you click the link and get asked to install a social reader, rather than just taken to the story. Install the […]
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Maybe I’m slow on this – but has anyone else noticed this ‘highlighted quote’ feature before at the top of Google News results? (please excuse the poor reproduction – you get the idea). I like the way it tells you how many news sources have included the same quote – kind of shows up the […]
Now I’m as partial to the odd cheeky piece of optimisation as the next digital marketing agency-based journalist, but the lengths to which some news feeds are being stretched is hilarious. Kwik-Fit Insurance News for example, which a colleague alerted me to earlier this week. So dogged is their determination to rank highly for ‘women’s […]
On one of the sites for which Charlie and I write, we also moderate reader comments. Aside from the genuine responses and the occasional shameless plug for people’s own projects, there’s an increasing influx of spam. Now, I consider myself fairly liberal when it comes to smut, but some of the links in our moderation […]
Dear God I’m addicted to Scrabulous. For anyone who hasn’t been playing (or reading Charlie Brooker), it’s a Scrabble plugin for Facebook. Except, inasmuch as I can be bothered to find out, it started out as a turn-based email game. Whatever, our Charlie’s “no Facebook till lunch” note to self is still as apt as […]