WordPress MU 2.9.1

We’ve just upgraded to the latest version of WordPress MU – the system that powered blogs.edgehill.ac.uk. You can see that latest features in this video: http://wordpress.tv/2009/12/21/introducing-wordpress-2-9-%E2%80%93-carmen/ That video was embedded using one of the coolest new features in WordPress 2.9.1 – oEmbed. oEmbed is a way of websites sharing information about how content should be […]

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Do you ever have really great ideas that on second thoughts are incredibly stupid?  Yeah, I have them all the time but usually I’m sensible enough not to tell anyone about them.  A month ago I was caught out by an email from Corporate Marketing Communications and Student Recruitment asking what people are doing for […]

A load of “Gobbledigook” from an online form

You have Spam! Web content editors, designers and developers have all worked hard to make their website interesting, attractive and functional. A lot of time and money is spent promoting the website. People find the website talk about it and link to it from their website, blog, wiki, bulletin board ect. Search engines then trawl […]

Google Wave is coming soon! – Part I

Google Wave was launched on the 28th May, 2009 at the ‘Google’s I/O Developer conference’ in San Francisco. It has been developed by a team working in Sydney, Australia. Which consist of two brothers, Jens and Lars Rasmussen and has Stephanie Hannon as the lead project manager, all of whom were previously involved in Google […]

Get the most of your twitter experience

I know there are a lot of sites and blogs talking about the twitter phenomenon and I don’t intend to turn our Web Services blog into a Twitter blog. Just take a look at this sites and tools for getting the most out of your twitter experience: Twitter Tools to optimize your twitter service: Twhirl: […]

Twitter Part 3: Into the real world

After a short break from blogging while we finished off the redesigned website I’m back with the third and probably final part of my guide to Twitter. It’s a fast moving world and since the last post, Twitter have stopped delivery of SMS to UK mobiles: Let’s start with the bad news. Beginning today, Twitter […]

Twitter Part 2: Bringing order to chaos

Last time I covered getting started with Twitter, building your network of contacts and interacting with others. This time I’m going to discuss some ways to manage your Twitter subscriptions and discover tweets about topics you’re interested in. The easiest way to use Twitter is to login to the website to read and post messages. […]

Twitter Part 1: What are you doing?

I’ve been threatening promising to blog again about Twitter. I’ve posted before introducing Twitter so this time I’ll go into a bit more detail about some uses that maybe aren’t immediately apparent. When I was writing this I thought I’ll ask my followers for a bit of help: Drafting a blog post about Twitter for […]