Laurence Borel

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Tipspit: community-curated tips

I was recently approached a cool new website called  Tipspit to contribute to a tip for their newly launched platform. Tipspit in a nutshell, is a community-curated tips collection. You can think of it as a 140-characters Quora-type platform to a certain extent. Tipspit is the brainchild of renowned entrepreneur and venture capitalist Rocky Mirza, and aims to […]

Highly recommended WordPress malware removal tool

I had a bit of a nightmare week-end with my website, when I accidentally deleted my blog database (big thanks to my kick arse host, Hostgator for fixing my site in less than no time) followed my an email from Uygar mentioning that my site had been infected.   I can’t even fix my own database […]

A few social, search and mobile trends for 2012

  I am not usually a big fan of prediction posts, particularly when it comes to social, but recently spotted a handful of predictions by industry experts worth mentioning.   Without further ado, here are a handful interesting social, search and mobile trends for 2012. These 3 disciplines are inextricably interlinked, yet too often siloed, […]

Top 5 gadgets/tech of 2011; my picks

I am a bit of a gadget girl and simply couldn’t live without my technology; they help me be more productive on a daily basis.   1) Macbook (13 inch in case you’re wondering)  – this is probably very basic and cliche, but my Mac is my everything! It’s my TV, my sound system, my blogging tool, my […]

Need stock photos? Why not give a go?

The folks at royalty-free photo site have recently given me a one-month trial to review their site and offering. Time for a quick guided tour. I guess the title of the post is pretty self-explanatory, is a royalty-free pictures house, in other words a direct competitor to Getty Images. Their PR mentioned that […]

6 SEO Plugins for WordPress Hosting

This is a guest post by Margaret Saunders, a part time webhosting consultant for IXwebhosting a Web Hosting company based in Ohio. Search Engine Optimization is usually puzzling for first time bloggers as well as for expert bloggers. WordPress by itself already permits search engines like Google to view what’s going on however there are several really […]

7 top productivity tools I can’t live without

I am sucker for apps that help me be more productive at work and in my day to day life. I read, bookmark, share and create  an awful lot of content on a daily basis, and use an array of tools to help me manage my content consumption. Without further ado, and because we all […]

Introducing MOJO: Gamification, blog readership engagement, loyalty & growth

Checking-in has become an increasing part of our social consumption since the appearance of apps such as Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, Facebook Places, BrightKite, or entertainment social network, GetGlue. Whilst I have toyed at some point or another with these apps, Foursquare remains my app of choice; the user-base (i.e. the majority of my friends use […]

So what’s the Kindle like then?

Amazon recently announced that their Kindle e-books are they are outselling hardback books for the first time. If you had asked me a couple of years ago whether I would buy an e-book reader I would probably have said ‘no way!’ Reading a book is a pleasurable experience; the smell of the book, inspiring artwork […]

Must have gadget alert: Duracell Instant Power Charger

What is the iPhone user’s greatest fear? Mine’s running out of battery! Despite having 2 iPod/iPhone USB chargers, I frequently run out of juice (I blame Angry Birds!) The bunnies (!!) at Hill & Knowlton sent me the most useful gadget I’ve had in absolutely ages; the new Duracell Instant Power Charger. The Duracell Power […]

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