Top UK tech and online marketing blogs Oct 2010

Who has the top blogs in the the UK that cover technology and online marketing, two categories of blogs that typically interest many readers of this blog? ‘Top’ can be a subjective word and there are plenty of classifications out there. In this case, I’m talking about the rankings published each month by search engine and information portal Wikio which also publishes its ranking methodology, making it easy for you to judge its credibility. Each month for the past few…

Figuring out the state of the blogosphere

At one time, in the early days of social media when it was simply known as ‘blogging,’ the only service you gave any really serious attention to was Technorati. If you wanted to know who was who in blogging, you checked Technorati. A blogger’s rank and/or authority? Technorati. Where a blog sits in the blogosphere’s pecking order? Technorati. Founded by Dave Sifry in 2002, Technorati’s star dimmed significantly from the late-2000s onwards with many criticisms of its activities as it…

Knowing how to access and use content is king

The UK’s communications regulator Ofcom published a report last month on consumer behaviour with media and communication (mobile phones, etc). It was quite enlightening, with metrics showing things like people spending 45 per cent of their waking hours watching TV, using their mobiles and other communications devices, often at the same time. UK consumers send four times as many texts per day than they did in 2004, and spend almost a quarter of their time online on social networking sites.…

Just two strikes and Ping’s out for me

Like many other people, I’ve joined Ping, Apple’s new social network integrated into the latest iTunes 10 release that the company launched last week. Reaction by critics and pundits hasn’t been particularly positive even though Apple says over a million people joined Ping within the first couple of days following its release. I’ve already seen the word ‘Ping’ spelled out as ‘Ping Is No Good.’ So what is Ping exactly? Apple says: [… Ping is] a new music-oriented social network…

Top UK tech blogs for September 2010

Another sneak peek at who’s who in the technology blogosphere in the UK from my friends at Wikio, the European search engine and news portal. This top-20 list is a subset from the top 100 tech blogs ranking published each month by Wikio. September’s complete list will be online at Wikio in the next day or so. Some interesting movement in the September rankings compared to August’s as you can see from the positioning changes – no meaningful change in…

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