Posts Tagged: blog

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    Men Pointing At Maps? Hell, Yeah. But Where Are The Women?

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    Despite having a lot of NSFW content, estimated at between 2% to 4% by the site’s founder, Tumblr is also the microblogging site that some maps and cartography aficionados call home. The scope and range of these is simply staggering. But now there’s a new, albeit tenuously, related maps Tumblr in town.

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    The Delicious Debacle And My Dependence On The Cloud

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    About 6 months ago, when I announced that after 4 years I was leaving Yahoo! to join Nokia I wrote … So whilst I’m going to Nokia, I’ll continue to use my core set of Yahoo! products, tools and APIs … YQL, Placemaker, GeoPlanet, WOEIDs, YUI, Flickr and Delicious. Not because I used to work… Read more »

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    Reclaim and Own Your Short URLs

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    There are many reasons to like the use of URL shorteners such as bit.ly and tinyurl.com. These free services take a long URL such as this post – http://www.vicchi.org/2010/03/03/reclaim-and-own-your-short-urls – and compresses them down to a much more manageable shorterned version – http://bit.ly/aG1RBx or http://tinyurl.com/ylaodny. They increase link sharing; the vast majority of social networking… Read more »

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    On The Matter of Blog Comments

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    After last week’s comments troll spat I decided to i) lighten up and ii) take a leaf out of the book of an author and blogger I deeply respect. So, inspired by a post on John Scalzi’s Whatever, I offer up a brief decision making flowchart to aid me, in future, in deciding who does and who… Read more »

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    No Comment?

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    Why do we blog? It’s a gross simplification but I think the reasons are three-fold. Firstly when you write a blog post you have something to say, you need to find the right words and write them down, albeit virtually. Secondly, you want someone to read what you’ve written. Thirdly, sometimes you want to stimulate… Read more »