Links we liked this week
The LibDems (well Vince Cable at least) have to-date called it right on amongst other things the banking crisis and bees so it’s a pity to see them park their Citizen’s Pension. As former Money Marketing editor John Lappin points out in his blog http://www.themoneydebate.co.uk/?p=1005, at least while it was still a discussion point it gave the debate around means tested benefits a platform.
Well worth a read is this blog on possible Google real-time ranking factors for Twitter, looking at what works for and against. http://econsultancy.com/blog/5239-googles-real-time-ranking-factors-for-twitter
The mysterious case of David Cameron, the billboard poster and PhotoShop didn’t just give a forlorn Prime Minister fodder for PMQs on Wednesday, it also spawned at least one site where air-brushed artwork spoofs are being gathered.
Web technology is sparking a renaissance in data visualisation. But Alex Lundry’s presentation demonstrates how a fine art can become a dark art in ‘Chart Wars: The political power of Data Visualisation’.
Clay McDaniel runs through the essentials at Mashable.com for driving traffic and building word of mouth for your site – also contains some great links for monitoring your current social exposure.
The iPhone enters the financial advisory space: Could this be the start of something special? The vast range of apps dedicated to helping people manage their money better keeps growing and The Times selected their personal favourites.