Monday, November 30, 2009

Statistics on this blog increase

One of the Counters on this blog has been active for a few years now. It shows that the amount of visitors each month has been growing quite a bit. Search Engine Marketing is more important than ever since the amount of websites and webtools is growing. Who will find what on the Internet is the big question everybody is asking.

Google is using Twitter

Twitter is a free service that lets you keep in touch with people through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What's happening? Join today to start receiving google's tweets. That is what Google is doing.


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

Google Wave 2

Google Wave has a lot of innovative features, but here are just a few:

- 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.


Google Wave


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.
Social Psychologist.
Business consultant.
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


A new searchengine is coming soon. See which will give you access as soon as it is online. The demovideo at gives you a glimps of what is coming. Microsoft tries to beat Google. We will see what the public thinks of this soon.....

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Google Analytics

Google Analytics offers a weath of possibilities when one wants to know all about a website. The only problem I see is that it is a commercial product that Google wan'ts to promote and when you use it and like it it might cause a problem of becoming dependent on the system. They made the analyses for free when your site doesn't generate too much traffic. You can monitor several sites from one console. Webdesignes and webmasters for sure will love this tool but eventually will need a subscription to have access to the data. But I must confess, the interface Google Analytics has designed is a fantastic tool for sure.


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

Stats on 20-3-2009

No changes on the BLOG for 4 months, still 2000 visitors to the blog. I must have done something right with this blog since the visitors come even without having any new information to tell you. Since a class of Mediatechnology gets a workshop on this theme, and I will use this blog as sample for some elements, I will publish a few new goodies here soon.....

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