Monthly Archives: January 2009

31 posts in 31 days… now I’m gonna slow down…

Blogging can be a curious experience, sometimes it makes 3 weeks feel like a life-time ago. Talking of which, only 20 days have passed since I reviewed a recent book by Ken Wark, although subjectively for me it feels like … Continue reading

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Laura Oldfield Ford opening at Hales totally rocks!

I first met Laura Oldfield Ford 5 years ago when what public profile she had was as an activist rather than an artist; but even then I could see she was serious about pictures as well as politics…  and she … Continue reading

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Let’s burst the web 2.0 commercial bubble & instead get really funky!

The commercially driven nature of Web 2.0 has been stressed by many commentators, for instance Tim O’Reilly in his influential essay of September 2005 “What Is Web 2.0: Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software“. Thus … Continue reading

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Secrets of click thru ad busting….

I want to look briefly at a specific aspect of one of the web’s greatest commercial success stories, Google. AdWords is the name for the pay per click service offered by Google to advertisers for the sponsored links that appear … Continue reading

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