Jul 25 2008 |

Google Search Is Broken

Just read a very interesting article on the future of search. The bottom line for me was pretty clear: Google Search is broken. Several of the core principles behind it are now obviously wrong. (more…)

Jul 22 2008 |

Driving The Web Away From Search

I’m doing some analysis using the public search engines and I’m being presented with a lot of pages that are not what I’m looking for. The date of publication is sometimes wrong when I search over a specific time period, or the information is weak (more…)

Jul 16 2008 |

Gym Bunny

My friend Damian has a 5 year old daughter called Lola. On Saturday, she left her favourite stuffed bunny at my house after a visit. They live just down the road from me, so  no biggie I thought, I’ll just drop the rabbit round. But first I think I’ll go for a swim at the Gym. (more…)

Jul 14 2008 |

You Just Can’t Beat Marks’ – Sorry Tesco And Sainsbury’s

I don’t know about you – but growing up in the UK through the 80’s and 90’s (I wish it was later), I have an in-built love for Marks and Spencer. Yes, it’s true. (more…)

Jul 11 2008 |

Agile vs Well Planned

Much has been written about methods of developing software – books and books and blogs and blogs. I love the writing and thinking of Steve McConnell, although some of his observations can be a bit gloomy (top 2 mistakes almost always or often stated are 1 Overly optimistic schedules 77% and, 2 Unrealistic expectations 73%). (more…)

Jul 7 2008 |

The PURPOSE Of Social Search

Over the last 30 years, many tasks that humans once performed have been automated, encoded and passed over to computers. It’s the drive for efficiency that Bill Gates still talks about today. The internet however, never started off as a human-powered system so there was nothing to automate. But recently we have been witnessing the emergence of human-powered applications such as Social Search that are in some way competing with fully automated systems. (more…)

Jul 3 2008 |

Social Media

According to wikipedia “Social media is an umbrella term that defines the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction, and the construction of words and pictures. (more…)

Jul 3 2008 |


Defining brand image as a multi-dimensional entity and working with individual dimensions explicitly has several important benefits, in both practical and conceptual terms. (more…)

Jul 3 2008 |

Why Do People Talk So Little About Some Big Brands

Alan Mitchell wrote in Marketing Week last week about online peer-to-peer marketing. The central theme of his article is that it is early days for Marketeers in this space and that the web and p2p or c2c communication is throwing up some answers to questions that haven’t even been asked yet. (more…)