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George Bush And Wild Zoo Animal Escapes In Scotland

Jeff Zycinski | 22:34 UK time, Tuesday, 9 September 2008


I have been told that George Bush and escaped zoo animals are two topics guaranteed to generate a lot of website traffic. This is just one of the nuggets of trivia that I've picked up at the multi-platform conference I've been attending at Pacific Quay this week. Someone else told me that mentioning George Bush on a blog means you are automatically tracked by the FBI...especially if you also mention the FBI...and especially if you link to them.

I like to think I keep up to date with latest developments in this field, but how wrong I was!
Until today, for example, I had never heard of Google Trends. This allows you to see, at a glance, which topics are popular on the web and which are getting a lot of news coverage.
Go on, give it a try.

And then there's the jargon. Anthony Lilley (pictured above), who runs Magic Lantern productions, has coined the term 'infobesity' to describe the surplus of information that's available on the web.

I'm going to try to work that into various conversations over the next few days, just to see if anyone calls me on it. Mulder and Scully, for example.


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