The Dark Side of SEO gets in the Headlines

Yesterday the New York Times published a story about how a large US retailer had apparently been engaged in some fairly dodgy link buying as part of their SEO activity and consequently been hit by the Google Ban Hammer.  Predictably there followed a mass debate on Twitter and the various SEO forums about the rights […]

It’s Not You, it’s Me

Have you ever been out for a drink with someone who spent the whole evening talking about themselves?  If you have, the chances are that the next time they offered, you found a good excuse why you couldn’t go. A person who only talks about one thing is dull.  A person who only talks about […]

Make Loads of Sales on Deals Websites…

…by working hard and contributing to the community. There are a fair few deal sharing websites like Hot UK Deals or Fat Wallet where a community works together to find different offers, and like content sharing sites like Digg, these deal sites can provide you with a massive amount of traffic if your offer goes […]

Twitter : Keep the Information Flowing

There’s a fascinating post on the Twitter Blog that underlines the evolution of Twitter from its conception as a tool for sharing a quick status update into a communications hub.  The Tweets Must Flow is a fascinating insight into the world of Twitter, and reflects how important social media is for activism. While the article […]

Communicate / Organise / Revolt / The Social Revolutions

Every revolution in civilised history, from the Babylonian revolt against the Assyrian Empire through to the ongoing Egyptian riots against Hosni Mubarak has started with oppression.  Revolution, wherever it happens begins with an idea that can be shared and ideals that can organised around. If fear is the fuel of revolution, communication is the match […]