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This blog is about technology, software and social media. It's aimed as much towards 'normal' people as the tech savvy. The author is Tony Gallacher.

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How Kaggle Makes Sense of Big Data

Ernest Cline’s science fiction novel “Ready Player One,” is about gamers. They compete in an online simulation for a fortune in prize money. The world watches as contestants leapfrog each … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Was London 2012 the First Socialympics?

I’m really excited about a talk I’m organising called “Was London 2012 the First Socialympics?  for Social Media Week Glasgow. It’s on 25th September 2012 at Glasgow Science Centre. Prof. … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

Remember Everything with Evernote

Evernote is a free, award winning, productivity app that promises to help you remember everything. It acts like a personal offline memory store. You can keep your notes, web pages, … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Facebook IPO: is this a Tech Bubble?

Facebook floated on the NASDAQ stock market today. Many believe it’s overvalued and that the whole event is a sure sign that we are gearing up for another dot.com crash. … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Apple and Google: too Many Smart Lawyers, not Enough Common Sense?

It seems that our favourite tech companies, like Apple and Google, may have become the soulless corporations that we hoped they never would. A level of arrogance has crept into … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Social Media Scheduler Buffer Could Save your Sanity

Buffer lets you schedule Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn posts. You add messages for each to a list (or buffer) and the service will automatically send them, spread throughout the day. The best time … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mooving your contact info using QR codes

QR (Quick Response) codes are a convenient way to transfer information directly into your smartphone, so that you don’t have to spend time typing it in. Everywhere you look there’s … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Have Fun with Google Play!

Google Play is a new online store from Google that launched on March 7. The Google navigation bar now has a link to it. You can buy Android apps, games, … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

ICANN’s New Domains Get Coca-Cola Fizzing

A sad example of how non-profits eventually lose their way, and focus only on preserving and extending their sway. That’s how Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media, publisher of the … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

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