Author Archives: Joe Hall

Homeland Security

By | June 22, 2011

The Department of Homeland Security mentioned WhosTalkin in a white paper [PDF] on social media monitoring.

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MIT

By | June 22, 2011

In a paper [PDF] discussing phishing, MIT researchers mention WhosTalkin.

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My Review of Google’s New “Search By Image” Feature

By | June 16, 2011

For best viewing, full screen the video.

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My Review Of Firefox 4.0

By | March 22, 2011

CORRECTION: Chrome’s “Home” icon is located on the left side. Not the right like I said in this video. Oh and it looks like CK Chung comes to the rescue!

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Dear SEOs, Please Shut Up

By | February 2, 2011

Ok, so this post will probably make me the odd man out. But honestly I am having a hard time staying quiet any longer. I have noticed a recent trend with in the SEO community to push Google to take action in several areas that I believe have an adverse effect on SEO. In many […]

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Does Google Sell Ads To Other Search Engine SERPs?

By | January 25, 2011

Today I did a Google query for “equal housing logo requirements” and a funny looking ad caught my eye. As you can see from the screen shot, Ask.com is buying ad space for the term “equal housing logo requirements”. When I saw this I thought, I wonder if Ask is getting into the real estate […]

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I Love NameSake.com But, Probably Won’t Use it Much.

By | January 6, 2011

  The amazing Tony Adam sent me an invite to the private beta of NameSake.com last night, and I will admit, I was planning on being disappointed. Maybe it was my recent troubles with Quora that made me skeptical, but for some reason I wasn’t expecting much. Boy was I wrong. NameSake.com is a beautifully […]

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The Probability of Blogging Every Day

By | January 5, 2011

Probability theory is a branch of mathematics that attempts to understand random events and predicts them so they aren’t that random anymore. For example, some will use probability theory to guess lottery numbers, others will use it to guess flu outbreaks. Some will use it to increase their chances at a desired outcome. They do […]

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Why Quora Is A Dead Man Walking

By | January 4, 2011

Let me begin by saying that I have only used Quora briefly. Mostly because I don’t see the value. I understand the concept of crowd sourcing. But crowd sourcing only works if you have a large diverse crowd to draw from. That’s the underlying premise, pull the best answers from a large diverse group of […]

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No New Years Resolutions For 2011

By | January 3, 2011

One of the things that I learned in 2010 was that to get things done, many times you have to work them into your “work flow”. For example, I started responding to support issues faster and more often after I piped them into Thunderbird. I just started using Evernote and I can already see a […]

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While Tumblr Fails, Find Stability On Your Own Micro-Cloud!

By | December 6, 2010

If you haven’t heard the news yet, microblog, lifestream giant tumblr is down. And not just for a few hours, but at this point 18!! On the internet that’s a lifetime! The free service provides blogs to some top players in mainstream media and a few giants in social media. So you can see this […]

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Digital Subjectivity, Explored

By | December 4, 2010

The image above is a screen shot of my Twitter. Yep, that’s right, I said “my” Twitter. You see no one else looks at Twitter the same way I do. No one else has the same follower/following formula. Sure many may have the same number of followers, but no one has the same followers and […]

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I’ll See You In 2011

By | October 23, 2010

I have some great news! 22 media is doing awesome. Since changing our name and adding a host different marketing services, we have acquired a handful of new clients and have seen growth in both traffic and conversions of several of our properties. To put it simply, business is good. And every entrepreneur knows that […]

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A Quick Review Of The New Twitter Interface

By | September 23, 2010

Well folks its finally here! We have the new Twitter.com and my initial reactions are good. Take a look at this video a let me hear your thoughts in the comments!

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WordPress Easter Egg

By | August 8, 2010

Programmers are funny people. Really, they have a sense of humor if you look hard enough. The best proof of programming humor are Easter Eggs. No, I am not talking about dyed eggs that soon become egg salad. I am talking about hidden features or “events” that programmers purposely hide in their code for their […]

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