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What Makes You an Author?

16.8.2006 by Mother Superior

One of the Time top 50 websites of 2006 is blurb.com. Time concentrates on the site's service of turning blogs into hard copy books and it got me thinking about what gives information authority. The web has nurtured the emergence…

The World’s Content Providers no Longer?

14.8.2006 by Mother Superior

While Disney is currently ruling out big Internet partnerships, Viacom is trying to gain ground on Murdoch as he continues to gallop away in the broadcasters online race. Not only is Viacom looking closely at Bebo, but Techcrunch tells us…

The Importance of a Domain Name

11.8.2006 by Mother Superior

What with sex.com, damien-hirst.co.uk, bradpitt.com and many others all experiencing ownership disputes at one time or another, it would be easy to think that there's plenty of import in a name. In Sex.com, the book by Kieran McCarthy (to be…

The Click Fraud Solution

4.8.2006 by Mother Superior

There's a good article in business week about click fraud and the talks in progress between Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the Media Rating Council, who've joined together to form the Click Measurement Working Group. The Internet…

Online Holds the Future of Music

26.7.2006 by Mother Superior

The title of this post would immediately suggest I might be referring to the buying and selling of recorded music - but actually my work with the Manchester Jazz Festival this week has highlighted a very different area. UKFast is…

A Serious Spate of Security Concerns?

25.7.2006 by Mother Superior

The technology headlines are dominated this week by security issues. Specifically in the UK, the government has produced guidelines to educate on the issue of cyber-bullying while globally the latest Sophos report reveals that Asian spammers are more now prevalent…

Blessed be the Blog

21.7.2006 by Chris N

A while ago the Web was in the grip of robots. Take two of the classic web searches (no, not those two, this is a family blog) - consumer electronics and celebrities. I'd be searching for a USB powered keyboard…

Believing the Skype

17.7.2006 by Chris N

Much to my relief and much like Pink, I'm not dead. Good day once more, UKFast blog fans. Voice over IP, or VOIP, is quickly gaining popularity. I have my ridiculous Captain Scarlet-style headset waiting at home, in order to…

Will PR Need Journalists in 5 Years Time?

11.7.2006 by Mother Superior

An interesting question came up last week at the CIPR Northern Conference in Leeds. Julia Hobsbawn had just been talking about how new media has changed the landscape in terms of reporting news and the rise of the columnist within…

New Media is the Way Forward for PR

10.7.2006 by Mother Superior

The CIPR Northern conference last Thursday was full of great speakers and new ideas for the PR community - and the most resounding gong was for blogging and the new media techniques. The new media in this case is the…