February 2008

When hackers strike

A question was asked on UKNM today.

I answered and wanted to share the reply.

The question was of a person who had her Tiscali email account hacked. The perpetrator forwarded private emails from her account to others and caused huge distress and embrassement. Is Tiscali obliged to to provide information concerning these acts? 

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Measuring Social Media podcast released

Yup, the podcast version of Chinwag Live: Measuring Social Media is now available for download. It's been processed, buffed and chopped into three bite-sized pieces, then released into the wilds of the Internet.

There's 3 easy-to-use methods for getting hold of the audio:

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Max Gogarty and the insincere blog?

Late last week, a 19 year old guy started to write his blog, the subject was on his travels to India and Thailand and as he says is will be a report on ‘partying’ and ‘finding himself’…

Normally a blog like this would have been dismissed but this blog was special as it was on the Guardian newspaper website and the man in question is Max Gogarty.

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Useful design tools

OK, so I know I was going to talk about the future of online font display this week, but I’ve changed my mind. I got kind of sidelined playing around with Typetester, so I’m going to talk about really useful tools for design development.

Typetester is an online application for comparing fonts for on-screen use. It handily puts fonts into three different groups:
• safe list
• Win default
• Mac default

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Next Chinwag Live announced, Tomorrow's Ad Formats

Blank Billboard For our next Chinwag Live event, the spotlight will be sharply focused on the future of advertising.

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Expansion & Investment Beyond the UK: Survey

A few weeks ago, myself and some of the Chinwag gang trotted off to VIctoria to meet with UK Trade & Invest. If you've not come across them before, then hopefully that's something that will change in the coming months.

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Shape The UK's Digital Marketing Strategy

UK Trade & Invest Survey UK Trade & Invest, the government agency responsible for attracting investment to the UK and marketing business overseas, is putting together a marketing strategy to promote the digital industry abroad. And they need your help!

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Using fonts on the web

This week I want to talk about typography. Well, start a discussion about typography really – as there’s too much to talk about in one post. So I’ll kick off with fonts.

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