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Articles published in January 2010:

Jan 1 Month Roundup: December 2009

Month Roundup: December 2009

Simon Pitt | Friday 1st January 2010

A brief overview of everything that happened in the media in Decemer 2009. The month in which the newspapers gave up publishing anything except lists of what happened in the 'noughties', the Tories demanded music videos should have age rating, and a Japanese man married a computer game character.


Jan 9 Marketing: We're all Advertisers Now

Marketing: We're all Advertisers Now

Simon Pitt | Saturday 9th January 2010

In the first part of a series on marketing, Simon examines how the Internet has turned us all into marketers, as we struggle to get our friends, potential loved ones, employers and parents to read our statuses, tweets and blog posts. In this new, digital world have we all become the executives of our own brands?


Jan 11 Marketing: The Internet Dream

Marketing: The Internet Dream

Simon Pitt | Monday 11th January 2010

In the second part of a series on marketing, Simon looks at how Search Engine Optimization and our quest for attention, page views and celebrity has led us to pursue a false Internet Dream.


Jan 13 TV trends: Casual concessions

TV trends: Casual concessions

Robert Weedon | Wednesday 13th January 2010

With so-called 'channel surfing' becoming the ghost behind the wardrobe of programme makers, Robert looks into why they're concerned, and questions whether their fear is justified.


Jan 15 Links: Urns, Earls and a Guy Called Uri

Links: Urns, Earls and a Guy Called Uri

Simon Pitt | Friday 15th January 2010

The first in a several part series charting probably the most exhaustive examination of the hyperlink ever. In this part, Simon thinks about what we actually call the blooming things, looks at what this 'http' business is all about and considers how we should describe one of these: /


Jan 16 Links: The World's Longest Abbreviation

Links: The World's Longest Abbreviation

Simon Pitt | Saturday 16th January 2010

The second in a several part series examining the nature of the Hyperlink. In this part, Simon considers those all-too-famous three Ws, introduces the IP address and enters the domain of the domain.


Jan 17 Links: Misspelling for Profit and Pleasure

Links: Misspelling for Profit and Pleasure

Simon Pitt | Sunday 17th January 2010

The third in a surprisingly long series exploring Hyperlinks. In this part, Simon looks at domain names. What should you call your website, how long can the domain name be and what do you have to look out for?


Jan 18 Links: The Great IP Shortage of '11

Links: The Great IP Shortage of '11

Simon Pitt | Monday 18th January 2010

Another in the seemingly unending series about Hyperlinks. In this article, Simon looks at how all the IP addresses are going to run out soon and talks about reserved characters (like his Uncle Ernie).


Jan 19 Links: Injections and Rejections

Links: Injections and Rejections

Simon Pitt | Tuesday 19th January 2010

The fifth in the unfeasibly long series series about Hyperlinks. This time Simon looks at a few fun games we can play with links to Amazon and shows you how to take over the world from the address bar of your browser.


Jan 20 Links: Spaces, Brackets and Dead Links

Links: Spaces, Brackets and Dead Links

Simon Pitt | Wednesday 20th January 2010

Another in the interminable series of articles about Hyperlinks. In this part Simon looks at some of the things that can go wrong when giving people links and realises what a fine line it is between success and 404.


Jan 21 Links: Anchors Away

Links: Anchors Away

Simon Pitt | Thursday 21st January 2010

The seventh in an incessant series of articles about Hyperlinks. In this instalment simon looks at these: #. What are they called? What are they for? Do they mean pounds? And if so why?


Jan 24 TV Trends: A spoonful of crime

TV Trends: A spoonful of crime

Robert Weedon | Sunday 24th January 2010

Robert looks on as crime and medicine series spin themselves into oblivion.



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