Articles published in January 2010:Jan 1
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.
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?
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.
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.
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: /
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.
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?
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).
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.
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.
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?