January 2011

Stephen Fry. The wit in Twitter.

Jan 24, 2011 | Written by Alex Fenton

Three years ago if you asked me who I followed, I’d say Glasgow Celtic in the Scottish Premier League and Manchester United in the English equivalent. Simple.

Now I might offer up Stephen Fry, and I would not be alone. More people now follow Stephen Fry on Twitter than buy The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, The Telegraph and Financial Times combined. Yes, we all know newspaper readership is in decline, but that is a staggering stat all the same.

Fry talks about how he was a fairly early adopter of Twitter in 2007, but he didn’t use it for a year. Then, on September 10, 2008, just before flying to Africa on a documentary project, he announced that he intended to tweet while filming. By the time he landed in Africa, his twitter followers had increased from 5000 to 11000. Three years later, on November 30th, 2010, Stephen Fry sent a tweet to someone called Jonathan from Dundee, who had become the two millionth person to follow Stephen Fry. As at today, January 25, 2011, the number is 2,149,725 and growing. Why?

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24.01 2011

Dominos Embraces eCommerce

Jan 17, 2011 | Written by Joey Dorrington

In early January Domino’s UK announced some amazing results of their iPhone ordering app and results of online ordering as a whole.  Check out these numbers..!

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17.01 2011

Changes to Google Local

Jan 04, 2011 | Written by Joey Dorrington

Over the past few weeks I have noticed Google playing around more with the way it presents the results for location modified searches.  Below is an image (you will need to click it to view it in full screen) of 2 Google local searches, both performed on the same browser on the same day.


The left image is the traditional way of displaying Google Local Search Results.  I like this display as the 7 pack of results along with the top ad results still leave enough room for the top 3 organic results.

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04.01 2011