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4/12/2006 - What COWBOYS are reading...

Not So Lonely - The new Wired has a great feature about the lonelygirl15 story. Lonelygirl15, you will remember, was a hit YouTube vlog about a teenage girl, her family and her ambiguous relationship with her friend Daniel. You’ll also recall that the central character, Bree, turned out to be an actress called Jessica Rose, working with a guy [...]

How to Optimize Your Blog for Search Engines - So you’re looking to increase the profitability of your blog for the Christmas period (and beyond). You’ve optimized your AdSense, Chitika and Affiliate programs, you’ve even written a little seasonal content…. but there’s one missing element…. Traffic.

Blogging Quick Tips - A massive thank you to all those readers who submitted reader ‘quick tips’ which I used as guest posts while traveling over the last couple of weeks. Over 50 tips were submitted (in fact more have been submitted in the last few days) - unfortunately I wasn’t able to use all of them (although [...]

Where Does the Web Fit? - An interesting post titled “Does your company need a Chief Web Officer?” from David Berlind, a ZDNet blogger, has got me thinking about where ‘Web responsibilities’ fit in the modern day enterprise.

Audio captchas when visual images are unusable - From time to time, our own T.V. Raman shares his tips on how to use Google from his perspective as a technologist who cannot see -- tips that sighted people, among others, may also find useful. - Ed.

Adieu to Google Answers - Google is a company fueled by innovation, which to us means trying lots of new things all the time -- and sometimes it means reconsidering our goals for a product. Later this week, we will stop accepting new questions in Google Answers, the very first project we worked on here.

South African Social Networking Site for SMME’s - I’m impressed with a South African online social-networking service for business called MyGenius. MyGenius allows users to promote themselves, build relationships and possibly collaborate with others. It’s been up for about three months, and already it’s got a nice size user base.

Media Enter Second Life But Its Potential Still Untapped - Perhaps fearful of missing the next big thing, brand marketers haven't missed a beat on the rising popularity of the Second Life virtual world. They're erecting huge pavilions to serve the community. Starwood Hotels has opened a hotel...

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