Ubiquity brings mashups to all

There’s a really interesting project from Mozilla Labs called Ubiquity which aims to allow users to build simple personal mash-ups for themselves. It’s hard to explain but the video below does a really good job. Ubiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin on Vimeo. Technorati Tags: tools video mashups Firefox extensions

TES Connect

The Times Educational Supplement site has relaunched as TES Connect, focussing on jobs (as ever), community and resource sharing. It’s a great looking site with some nice functionality. Well worth a browse. Technorati Tags: education web new-site

Getting smart about online ads

Paul Bradshaw on the Online Journalism Blog posts some interesting advice to newspaper publishers about how to increase the traction in online advertising. He lists 10 ways publishers can improve the offering, working from the basic premise that the web is different from print. Among the more thought-provoking are: sell ads against dynamic content like […]

Paris Hilton hits back

In the UK many will have missed the furore over Senator John McCain’s “celebrity” ad which suggested Obama was more interested in celebrity than the big issues of the day such as high oil prices. (It’s here if you did). Paris Hilton, featured unwillingly in the ad, hits back in this spoof courtesy of Funny […]

Why is the oil price failing?

There was a great and simply explanatory piece in Saturday’s Guardian. Read it here, but in brief: project demand has been scaled back because of economic worries in the US, EU and even China supply has been picking up as OPEC members beefed up production to capitalise on the high price Geo-political worries (like Nigerian […]

Blending social technologies

Groundswell meets Will it Blend… Blendtec was one of the companies profiled in Charlene Li and Josh Bernhoff’s book Groundswell. They persuaded Blendtec to collaborate in a viral video to promote the book. This was the result.

The future of the browser

Adaptive Path has been doing some work for the Mozilla Foundation on the future of the browser. There are four videos, highlighted by Lifehacker, which show various ways in which a potential browser could work in a future where the internet of things is a reality. Worth a watch, even if you don’t buy all […]

Brave new world

Just reading an Outsell report on B2B media (subscription required – though highlights are available). The report charts the now familiar march from print to online and points to the continued rise of online advertising as an opportunity. The recommendations were: Learn from disruptors beginning to tap the core human need to network; Reclaim a […]

Doing things cheaply – and well

The Online Journalism Blog has a post which collects together some examples of the things that the Guardian bloggers are doing on their own with the help of excellent free tools available elsewhere. It should be an inspiration to bloggers everywhere… Technorati Tags: tools,Guardian,blogging

Google’s new search analysis tool

Google has released an updated version of Trends called Insights for Search. It allows for comparisons over time of competing search terms as well as suggesting upcoming related terms. Technorati Tags: google,search,tools