Saturday, January 21, 2012
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Internet seems so abstract sometimes, but with these tools you can actually measure the social impact on Websites when disasters happen.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Sample of a Poll that can be placed on any platform. The Poll is kept track of by one single site with the database and this way the in formation grows fast from several sources when doing research.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Monday, November 30, 2009
op de volgende link trof ik ook enkele interessante feiten aan:
Dat Twitter in korte tijd ongelooflijk populair is geworden moge duidelijk zijn. Twitter was vorige week zelfs zo populair dat ze tijdelijk onbereikbaar waren. Twitter is echter niet alleen populair bij online marketing guru’s zoals Robert Scoble, Steve Rubel en Marco Derksen maar ook bij Google. Van alle drie de bovenstaande Guru’s komt hun Twitter nu al op de eerste Google pagina terecht wanneer er op hun naam gezocht wordt. En dat terwijl Marco bijvoorbeeld pas op 16 Maart is begonnnen met Twitteren. Scobles Twitter staat op de 7e positie onder zijn naam, Rubel’s Twitter zelfs al op de 5e positie. Een mogelijke verklaring kan liggen in de hoge frequentie van postings en de enorme hoeveelheid links die naar elkaars pagina’s worden gemaakt. Ik ben benieuwd welke lessen hier uit getrokken kunnen worden door Search Engine Optimizers. In ieder geval is het geen slecht idee om relevante namen alvast te registreren want het is duidelijk dat je met een Twitter op een relatief makkelijke manier veel Google-juice kan krijgen
Sunday, May 31, 2009
- Real-time: In most instances, you can see what someone else is typing, character-by-character.
- Embeddability: Waves can be embedded on any blog or website.
- Applications and Extensions: Just like a Facebook() application or an iGoogle gadget, developers can build their own apps within waves. They can be anything from bots to complex real-time games.
- Wiki functionality: Anything written within a Google Wave can be edited by anyone else, because all conversations within the platform are shared. Thus, you can correct information, append information, or add your own commentary within a developing conversation.
- Open source: The Google Wave code will be open source, to foster innovation and adoption amongst developers.
- Playback: You can playback any part of the wave to see what was said.
- Natural language: Google Wave can autocorrect your spelling, even going as far as knowing the difference between similar words, like “been” and “bean.” It can also auto-translate on-the-fly.
- Drag-and-drop file sharing: No attachments; just drag your file and drop it inside Google Wave and everyone will have access.
While these are only a few of the many features of Google Wave, it’s easy to see why people are extremely excited.
Google Wave was the brainchild of a team based out of Sydney, Australia. The core team members are two brothers, Jens and Lars Rasmussen, and lead project manager Stephanie Hannon, all of whom were involved in Google Maps() previously. Google Wave was announced today at Google’s I/O Developer conference, although the product will not be available to the public for several months.
Today has been dominated by news and excitement surrounding Google Wave(), Google()’s new real-time communication platform that will launch to the public later this year. In fact, there’s been so much buzz that you might just not have enough time to read the thousands of articles being released on Google’s biggest product launch in recent memory.
To make sense of it all, we have compiled key information, definitions, and links related to the launch of Google Wave. This in-depth guide provides an overview of Google Wave, discusses the terminology associated with it, details information on Google Wave applications, (i.e. the Twitter Wave app Twave), and goes over ways to keep yourself informed. We know you’re excited about Google Wave, so here’s what we think you should know.
Google Wave actually has its own lingo - yes, you have to learn a few definitions if you’re going to really understand this new communication platform. Having knowledge of these terms will help you understand more about Google’s newest project.
- Wave: A wave, specifically, refers to a specific threaded conversation. It can include just one person, or it can include a group of users or even robots (explained below). The best comparison I can make is that it’s like your entire instant messaging (IM) history with someone. Anything you’ve ever discussed in a single chat or conversation is a wave.
- Wavelet: A wavelet is also a threaded conversation, but only a subset of a larger conversation (or a wave). It’s like a single IM conversation - a small part of a larger conversation and a larger history. Wavelets, though, can be created and managed separately from a wave.
- Blip(): Even smaller than a Wavelet, a Blip is a single, individual message. It’s like a single line of an IM conversation. Blips can have other blips attached to them, called children. In addition, blips can either be published or unpublished (once again, it’s sort of like typing out an IM message but not yet sending it).
- Document: A document actually refers to the content within a blip. This seems to refer to the actual characters, words, and files associated with a blip.
- Extension: An extension is a mini-application that works within a wave. So these are the apps you can play with while using Wave. There are two main types of extenisons: Gadgets and Robots
- Gadgets: A gadget is an application users can participate with, many of which are built on Google’s OpenSocial platform. A good comparison would be iGoogle gadgets or Facebook applications.
- Robots: Robots are an automated participant within a wave. They can talk with users and interact with waves. They can provide information from outside sources (i.e. Twitter()) or they can check content within a wave and perform actions based on them (i.e. provide you a stock quote if a stock name is mentioned).
- Embeded Wave: An embeded wave is a way to take a Google Wave and the conversation within it and place it on your website. Users could use this as a chatroom, as a way to contact you, or for something more.
Twitter as anomaly (#3) -- evolutionary de-evolution?
No one would have predicted that Twitter was going to be the next big thing, because it wasn’t/isn’t a logical “next step” in the evolution of the internet. Since html-based web pages put text and graphic files together on the same screen, the world wide web has been on a march to swallow all types of media and to embed them in ever-increasing quality (thank you, bandwidth). Twitter is “de-evolutionary”—taking us back to something that is simpler and even more constrained than basic text email.
Did the internet originally simply skip over Twitter (and is now going back to correct this mistake) or has Twitter actually arisen at its proper time and place?
by Allen Bukoff, PhD.
I am NOT a social media expert. There may not be any real experts on "social media" yet. It's probably too early for that. We don't even know where this is all going. But it looks like it's going to be an interesting ride. Especially Twitter! There's something really really fascinating and different about Twitter.
@bukoff on Twitter (the writer)
@iuoma onTwitter (that is me)
Friday, May 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Off course I started the tracking tool from Google Analytics also on this blog. We will see what it bring and I will report on it later too.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Sunday, November 16, 2008
First, when trying to get the most from search engine marketing, you should consider assigning ALT Descriptions on your site, which are used by visually impaired visitors, who cannot understand images. To ensure proper accessibility, ALT description should be assigned to each and every image. By doing this you will not only be assisting your visually impaired visitors, you will also help raise your search engine rating, as well as benefit more from search engine marketing.
Next, in order to get the most from search engine marketing, it is always good to avoid embedding text in images on your website. There is strong evidence to suggest search engines assign less importance to embedded text in images. So to get the best results from search engine marketing it is best to avoid embedding text in your website images. It is best to use HTML.
Another good tip to getting the most from search engine marketing is to be sure to use plenty of link text in your written content. Search engines are generally known to place great importance on link text. So when at all possible, to get the most from search engine marketing, use plenty of link text on your website.
Finally, if you know anything at all about search engine marketing, or search engine optimization, it should be that your page title is among one of the most attributes on the page. If it properly describes the content of your page, more search engines will be able to more accurately interpret what your page is about, giving you more out of search engine marketing.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Search engine marketing, or SEM, is a form of Internet marketing that seeks to promote websites by increasing their visibility in search engine result pages (SERPs). According to the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization, SEM methods include: search engine optimization (or SEO), paid placement, and paid inclusion. Other sources, including the New York Times, define SEM as the practice of buying paid search listings.
In 2006, North American advertisers spent US$9.4 billion on search engine marketing, a 62% increase over the prior year and a 750% increase over the 2002 year. The largest SEM vendors are Google AdWords, Yahoo! Search Marketing and Microsoft adCenter. As of 2006, SEM was growing much faster than traditional advertising.
As the number of sites on the Web increased in the mid-to-late 90s, search engines started appearing to help people find information quickly. Search engines developed business models to finance their services, such as pay per click programs offered by Open Text in 1996 and then Goto.com in 1998. Goto.com later changed its name to Overture in 2001, and was purchased by Yahoo! in 2003, and now offers paid search opportunities for advertisers through Yahoo! Search Marketing. Google also began to offer advertisements on search results pages in 2000 through the Google AdWords program. By 2007 pay-per-click programs proved to be primary money-makers for search engines.
Search engine optimization consultants expanded their offerings to help businesses learn about and use the advertising opportunites offered by search engines, and new agencies focusing primarily upon marketing and advertising through search engines emerged. The term "Search Engine Marketing" was proposed by Danny Sullivan in 2001 to cover the spectrum of activities involved in performing SEO, managing paid listings at the search engines, submitting sites to directories, and developing online marketing strategies for businesses, organizations, and individuals. In 2007 Search Engine Marketing is stronger than ever with SEM Budgets up 750% as shown with stats dating back to 2002 vs 2006.
Paid search advertising hasn't been without controversy, and issues around how many search engines present advertising on their pages of search result sets have been the target of a series of studies and reports by Consumer Reports WebWatch, from Consumers Union. The FTC also issued a letter in 2002 about the importance of disclosure of paid advertising on search engines, in response to a complaint from Commercial Alert, a consumer advocacy group with ties to Ralph Nader.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Do you know of good quotes, jokes or cartoons on Statistics? Please don't hesitate, and send it to us. Thanks in advance.
There are lies, darned lies, and statistical outliers.
Statistics means never having to say you're certain.
Statistics is the art of never having to say you're wrong. Variance is what any two statisticians are at. - C.J.Bradfield
A statistician is a person who draws a mathematically precise line from an unwarranted assumption to a foregone conclusion.
A statistician is a person who stands in a bucket of ice water, sticks their head in an oven and says "on average, I feel fine!" - K.Dunnigan
A statistician drowned while crossing a stream that was, on average, 6 inches deep.
Most people use statistics the way a drunk uses a lamp post, more for support than enlightenment.
Figures don't lie, but liars figure. - Samuel Clemens (alias Mark Twain)
Are statisticians normal?
An engineer, a physicist, and a statistician were moose hunting in northern Canada. After a short walk through the marshes they spotted a HUGE moose 150 metres away. The engineer raised his gun and fired at the moose. A puff of dust showed that the bullet landed 3 metres to the right of the moose. The physicist, realizing that there was a substantial breeze that the engineer did not account for, aimed to the left of the moose and fired. The bullet landed 3 metres to the left of the moose. The statistician jumped up and down and screamed "We got him! We got him!"
The weather man is never wrong. Suppose he says that there's an 80% chance of rain. If it rains, the 80% chance came up; if it doesn't, the 20% chance came up! - Saul Barron
All measurements are subject to variation.
The minute a statistician steps into the position of the executive who must make decisions and defend them, the statistician ceases to be a statistician. - W.E.Deming
I feel that the kind of examples of statistical analysis that tend to be considered in professional discussions ... are so grossly over-simplified as to make a pretentious mockery of real-life situations and statistical consultancy. - A.Ehrenberg
There are lies, damned lies, and statistics! - B.Disraeli
It has long recognized by public men of all kinds ... that statistics come under the head of lying, and that no lie is so false or inconclusive as that which is based on statistics. - H.Belloc
Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment. - J.Baudrillard
Where is the knowledge that is lost in information? Where is the wisdom that is lost in knowledge? - T.S.Eliot
One picture is worth more than ten thousand words.
The only useful function of a statistician is to make predictions, and thus to provide a basis for action. - W.E.Deming
The most powerful mathematical tools are sometimes less important to the engineer than some of the simpler or less powerful tools. But often, for lack of information about either, neither is used. - C.M.Ryerson
A knowledge of statistics is like a knowledge of foreign languages or of algebra; it may prove of use at any time under any circumstances. - A.L.Bowley
The long-range contribution of statistics depends not so much upon getting a lot of highly trained statisticians into industry as it does in creating a statistically minded generation of physicists, chemists, engineers, and others who will in any way have a hand in developing and directing the production processes of tomorrow. - W.A.Shewhart & W.E.Deming
The fundamental difference between engineering with and without statistics boils down to the difference between the use of a scientific method based upon the concept of laws of nature that do not allow for chance or uncertainty and a scientific method based upon the concept of laws of probability as an attribute of nature. - W.A.Shewhart
When you can measure what you are speaking about and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of the meager and unsatisfactory kind. - Lord Kelvin (British physicist)
1. If quality and productivity are to improve from current levels, changes must be made in the way things are presently being done.
2. We should like to have good data to serve as a rational basis on which to make these changes.
3. The twin question must then be addressed: what data should be collected, and, once collected, how should they be analyzed?
4. Statistics is the science that addresses this twin question. - W.G.Hunter