Google Plus the Very Busy Ghost Town

A jibe often directed at the social networking service Google Plus (Google+) is that it’s a virtual ghost town. When I read that and other dismissive blog posts or stray comments I wonder whether the people making those observations have actually put any time in to using Google+. Be that as it may, we now […]

Google Plus is Not Open for Business but it is Open for Learning

Google’s latest foray into social networking, Google Plus, or Google+, which “aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life” is now out of beta and as of last week you don’t need an invitation to join. But do you need to join anyway? Are you maybe one of those people […]

Is Automatic Translation for Business Blogs Useful?

I seem to be noticing more and more blogs with a little array of different national flags, clickable to transform the text of a blog instantly into a language of choice. And I know from stats reports that visitors to this site are by no means all from English-speaking countries. So while I imagine a […]

Crikey! Is There Only One Aussie Federal Politician Blogger?

Much has been made in the local media about Aussie politicians’ use of YouTube for political propaganda for the upcoming Federal election. And then there is the blogified but essentially propaganda-focused KevinO7 site, named for Opposition Labor Party Leader and Prime Ministerial contender Kevin Rudd and set up by the Labor Party. So is this […]