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Retrospective: How Google Monopolised The Search Market

Google November 1998
The main Google homepage as it appeared in 1998. Note the Yahoo!-style exclamation mark (which was dropped at the end of the site’s beta phase) and the Stanford Uni copyright attribution.

How strange it is to zip back through the years and revisit old articles from the 1990s – their writers referring to Google as the “The new search engine, Google.com”, and scratching their heads as to how the company was ever going to make any money. The scene, when Google first arrived, was awash with search brands such as AltaVista, Yahoo!, Lycos, Excite, Infoseek, WebCrawler, Hotbot, Dogpile, a host of others, and significantly as regards the future of Google, a new player by the name of GoTo. Continue reading Retrospective: How Google Monopolised The Search Market

Twelve Tips For Lasting Success With Tumblr

JPEGJuice Tumblr

You know your blog is happening when businesses start contacting you with observations that you’re outranking them in search, and with offers of work. But even an optimist like me didn’t envisage such success using Tumblr. When I signed up to Tumblr in 2011 I experimented for a very short time, scratched my head, thought to myself: “Nah, this is rubbish”, and immediately went back to WordPress and Blogger. Continue reading Twelve Tips For Lasting Success With Tumblr

Be Careful Using Twenty Fifteen Theme on WordPress.com

Twerds with Twenty Fourteen Theme
After a brief trial of Twenty Fifteen, I’ve switched the theme on Twerds to Twenty Fourteen.

Just a brief post to document a problematic experience I’ve had with the new Twenty Fifteen theme on WordPress.com… Continue reading Be Careful Using Twenty Fifteen Theme on WordPress.com

The Design Consultant’s Computer

Design Consultant Computer Fire

The Twirpz Design Consultant has experienced a problem with his home computer. It is very much hoped that someone can help with some advice.

Essentially, the computer became a little sluggish so the Consultant used an app built by Rick Uncensored to restore the system to health.

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