It’s that time of year where you have to post an annual wrap-up of the previous year’s posts. 10. Google Apps Mail – POP/IMAP/iPhone Just sneaking into the top ten is Steve’s introduction to some of the ways to access email for users of the new Google powered email. 9. New Departmental Sites Sam introduces … Continue reading Top 10 of 2009
It seems Argleton just won’t die! Late to the game behind the Ormskirk Advertiser, Mister Roy’s visit and my post about the village some 13 months ago, the Daily Telegraph yesterday revealed the mystery of Argleton, the ‘Google’ town that only exists online. It’s a nice article with exclusive interviews from Joe Moran from LJMU … Continue reading Argleton goes national!
A (very) quick look back at the Google story over the last 11 years. From Stanford to Mountain View and around the world, featuring many different products, starting with BackRub (Search) up to Go.. Excellent video covering the origins of the most powerful company in on-line media today.
I mentioned Argleton a year ago, Mister Roy has walked there and even the Ormskirk Advertiser has covered the issue but soon its days may be numbered! Google has announced a new feature to allow users to report problems and suggest changes to maps. It's currently only available in the US but you can see … Continue reading The end of Argleton is nigh!
Location-based services are - so they say - the next big thing. In essence, LBS capable devices can use GPS (or cell tower location if GPS isn't available) to provide tailored information based on where you are. This could be the location of a cash machine, games or where your friends are. In the last … Continue reading Location, Location, Location
I'm looking for help. No, not that sort of help... or that sort... I'd like you, dear readers, to help plan my holiday. While this might sound entirely selfish I will be using it as an experiment in crowdsourcing: delegating a task to a large diffuse group, usually without monetary compensation In this case definitely … Continue reading Crowdsourced holiday plans
At 5:01am on Saturday morning I was up and logged into Facebook. That might not be unsual for many people but last weekend Facebook launched usernames - the ability to give your profile or page a vanity URL - an easy to remember name - rather than a long number. I was trying to bag … Continue reading What’s in a name?
So mobile is the next big thing, right? People have been saying that for the last 10 years! First WAP, then those crazy phones from Japan... Now we've got Apple iPhone and Google Android and Palm's Pre and even Nokia have been able to produce some reasonable devices! With modern phones come modern web browsers … Continue reading Blogs on the go
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 … Continue reading Google Wave is coming soon! – Part I
The findings and opinions contained within this post are entirely mine and do not necessarily reflect those of Edge Hill University. The research and write up was done in my own time and is only posted here because it may be of interest to the HE community. At BarCamp Liverpool I gave a talk about … Continue reading Create a better search engine than Google