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November 15, 2017 / / Technical Discussions
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November 15, 2016 / / Search Engine Optimisation

Yesterday I found this new post over at Digitalpoint: Do a black and white multifunction machine really save the cost?

It has turned out, fairly predictably, to be spam but I felt like trolling so I posted a reply and let them run with it. All the brand new users who have posted in the thread are using the same IP address. What blew me away was when the inevitable link got dropped – it was to an official Fuji Xerox website.

That begs the question:

  • is someone really trying to do negative SEO against Fuji Xerox?
  • has someone conned Fuji Xerox into buying a Social Media Marketing package?

My next step was to alert Fuji Xerox that there might be a problem but their Customer Services Rep, Suki Chan, wasn’t interested because I wasn’t a customer of Fuji Xerox in Hong Kong. So much for international cooperation!

The lesson for the big corporates is that if someone takes the time to alert you to a problem that might affect your company’s reputation you need to take a look!

August 8, 2016 / / Games

Myth or a valid Ingress method? This data relates directly to a reddit post where I…

June 22, 2016 / / Social Media

There’s a mobile game I like playing called Ruzzle, I have the paid version and I’m aware that publishers find the paid versions less profitable than the free versions with ads, but still!

Last week Ruzzle started a permanent promotion to win coins which can be used in their weekly tournaments to increase your score. I took a look and discovered you have to play matches against a bot called “Wordbrain” who, quite frankly, doesn’t have a brain. Playing against it is so boring that you play for half the time and can then stop and still win by a healthy margin.

June 9, 2016 / / Social Media

Well this is a bit spooky and for once I think facebook is pushing the personalisation just a smidgen (or a fucking mile) too far.

I just opened facebook and at the top of the screen is the “What’s on your mind” box – but smack in the middle of it is a promo for a game that is currently playing.

Facebook promoting the Warriors versus the Cavaliers

I always view facebook with most recent posts selected and that ensures that I see new posts and hopefully I see ALL the posts. I don’t get any choice like this on my phone.

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You can’t avoid, however, the bleating posts from people complaining that their posts aren’t being seen and asking people to like or comment on their posts to help them beat the odds. 

It may be a little OCD of me but I get really annoyed when TradeMe users post items in completely the wrong category. Take these two… they’re in the iPhone 6s+ category for complete phones and not for accessories – and the screen protector is for a 4s, what a waste of time and effort?!

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