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Google (and advertisers who use Google) can target adverts at you based on what content you’ve looked at online. It’s done via a cookie – a small file placed on your computer – that then lets Google record the sorts of sites you visit. Google has various privacy and security rules in place (e.g. it […]
Take a look at this. To you it may be a smudge, but to the eagled-eyed politico it’s Google Street View showing a political campaign poster (for the Burnley Liberal Democrats’ campaign to save the local hospital). Is this the first time a political campaign poster has been caught on Google Street View?
There isn't space on a Google Adwords advert to put in an election imprint. So what happens if you run the adverts without an imprint? A case in Florida has put this to the test.
Yesterday we covered an open letter from 25+ Liberal Democrat prospective Parliamentary candidates (and see also this comment from ex-MP Richard Allan), expressing concerns over the line the party had taken in the House of Lords on a key part of the Digital Economy Bill. The party’s DCMS (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) team [...]
So far, it would appear I’m the only person in the world to have used the word “imagulator” (update: online that is – see comments), save for a couple of hardy souls who replied to a tweet of mine on the subject. Which all makes how Google sorts the search results for this word rather […]
Campaign ’08: A Turning Point For Digital Media is a slim volume by Kate Kaye, senior news editor at ClickZ, taking an in-depth look at the online advertising used in the 2008 Presidential contest for the primaries and then the general election. Though the book touches on other aspects of internet campaigning, what makes it stand [...]
Cross-posted from the Mandate blog: For this week’s PR Week podcast, I was interviewed about the launch of Google Buzz and its implications for privacy and for those working in PR: These issues also get a further airing in PR Week’s story, Tech Giant Google Backtracks Over Concerns With Google Buzz Privacy Settings which says in […]
Google has set a trend in labelling products “Beta” and then leaving them largely unchanged for long periods of time because actually they’ve been good enough to use and often better than ‘finished’ alternatives from rivals. Ironic really then that Buzz was rolled out without a “Beta” fanfare, as if it was a finished product. […]
Cross-posted from the Mandate blog: Google has just launched a new social networking service and unsurprisingly the blogs are, ahem, buzzing with discussion. If you’ve not yet seen it yourself, this video is an excellent quick introduction: Based on what has been seen so far, it looks like Google Buzz’s biggest strength will also be […]