Category Archives: Digital publishing

Microsoft creates a search comparison site to remind us all that Bing exists

Oh Microsoft. We see what you did there. Everyone sees what you did there. You’re trying so hard, and you know what they say about trying too hard… You tried to make Bing a verb, just like Google, and you … Continue reading

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That link to that old damaging news story about you? You can now make Google take it down

The European Court of Justice has ruled that “An internet search engine operator is responsible for the processing that it carries out of personal data which appear on web pages published by third parties” because, if I’m reading this correctly, … Continue reading

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News reporting after the end of the world

So I’m a big fan of my post apocalypse fiction, especially that which involves zombies. And I work in digital publishing and I’m always reading articles about where the digital newsroom is going next. So really it’s amazing to me … Continue reading

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Comixology destroy user experience by ending in-app buying because Amazon is cheap

Or at least, that’s my take on it. So I was lying in bed on Saturday night, checking my email and I see a note from Comixology – kill our old app, download the new one. Intrigued, I went into … Continue reading

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Am I the only person worried about Google Analytics’ Session Timeout being abused?

So Google Analytics is updating itself and taking us all with it. Universal Analytics is now out of beta and the times, they are a-changing. Unique visitors are now users. Visits are now Sessions. And the customisable session timeout clock … Continue reading

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Engagement Vs Mean People – the everlasting struggle of the comment box

So the Guardian reporting today that the Chicago Sun Times was temporarily closing web comments, because they are all too often filled with a “morass of negativity, racism, hate speech and general trollish behaviors that detract from the content.” Comments at … Continue reading

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