Google - Year in Search 2014

Google - Year in Search 2014

What are some of the big ticket items we searched for in 2014?

Google puts this into perspective with a short video highlighting what the world searched for in 2014 in a fantastic video presentation.

...There is Hope!

Credits: Google (YouTube)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Do you hear the term SEO or Search Engine Optimization and wonder what it all means? and Common Craft have got together and brought out this 3 minute video to help explain what its all about and putting into terms that you will understand...

Thanks to searchengineland via YouTube

Social Media Revolution 2011

Social Media Revolution 2011

Part of the world's most watched Social Media video series; "Social Media Revolution" by Erik Qualman. Based on #1 International Best Selling Book Socialnomics by Erik Qualman. This is a shorter version that includes new social media statistics for 2011.

Thanks to Socialnomics09 via YouTube

The World Is Obsessed With Facebook

The World Is Obsessed With Facebook

Thanks to for serving as inspiration and providing the data through "Obsessed With Facebook"​blog/​facebook-obsession

An informational motion graphics piece by Alex Trimpe Music by RJD2

The Social Media Revolution 2012

The Social Media Revolution 2012

The Social Media Revolution is here, RIGHT HERE!

Credits: TheTotalProfit (YouTube)

EmojiTracker – Realtime Emoji usage on Twitter


There are hundreds of emojis out there. Have you ever wondered how they are used? Check out the most used and the ones which don’t get a look-in by visiting EmojiTracker.

Once you visit EmojiTracker, the site will display an epilepsy warning due to the quick display of the tracker updating. If you suffer from epilepsy, we advised you hit the NO THANKS button and not to enter the site due to the flashing display. 

EmojiTracker - Epilepsy Warning

EmojiTracker – Epilepsy Warning

If you feel the site will be safe for you, hit the PROCEED button and instantly you will see the real-time display flashing in front of your eyes. Millions of people use Twitter to update their status and include some sort of emoji(s).

Watch the Emoji counter spin out of control but something more interesting is if you select any of the emojis, then you can watch a dedicated feed of real-time tweets being used which include that specific emoji. You will discover some very interesting tweets, some even a little explicit so be warned.

img_0898Give it a whirl and tell us what you think about this awesome Emoji Tracker…

Create an Automatic Twitter List with IFTTT

IFTTT - IF This Then That

Create an Automatic Twitter List with IFTTT

So, I wanted to follow a conference online but didn’t have the time to Scroll through all the hashtags to manually add people to a list. So I jumped onto IFTTT (IF This Then That) and set up some automation. Here’s how I did it…

  • Register or log into IFTTT & Register/Login into Twitter

Set Up Twitter List

  • Click on your avatar and select LIST (or go to
  • Click the CREATE NEW LIST button
  • Enter your LIST NAME and a Description
  • Make the list Private or Public
  • Press SAVE LIST

Twitter List



  • Click your username in the top right corner and click CREATE
  • Click THIS
  • Search for TWITTER and click on the icon

IFTTT - New Tweet From Search


  • In SEARCH FOR put in you #Hashtag, e.g. #linc15 (this was the conference hashtag)
  • Click THAT
  • Search for TWITTER and click on the icon

IFTTT - Add User To List

  • In LIST NAME add the list name you created in Twitter
  • It will then present a summary of the recipe, you can then receive notifications when the recipe runs
  • Click CREATE RECIPE and watch your new Twitter list grow.
WeGraphics – a graphics designers best friend!

WeGraphics – a graphics designers best friend!

Are you looking for graphic design resources, well you have come to the right place. WeGraphics offer some free resources to entice you to join their premium service, check out what you can download for free and shortly you will grab your credit card out and upgrade to their premium service, that’s what i did. I have now been a member for two years now and will continue to subscribe to their services.

New resources are always being rolled out to us designers as you can see, they are all date stamped when each item has been release.

WeGraphics offers brushes for Photoshop, all sorts of icon sets for such things as social media buttons or vector buttons of all sorts, Business cards, posters, iPhone mockups, texture packs and the list goes on and on!


WeGraphics have 4 pricing levels from FREE to $69 per Year, this is what each package offers:


Sign up

$7 per month – Recurring

unlimited downloads
commercial license
automatic renew 


Sign up

$49 per year – Recurring

unlimited downloads
commercial license
automatic renew 


Sign up

$69 per year – One Off

unlimited downloads
commercial license
no renew 

So don’t delay, no need to purchase the premium service but at least sign up and check out what WeGraphics have to offer as you wont be disappointed!

Is it Jess or is it Pappa Jess?

Is it Jess or is it Pappa Jess?

Work mates should never let me near their licence photo’s and i should have never been shown Photoshop because this is what i do!

Is it Jess or Pappa Jess?

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Spotify and Boxee Box by D-Link </br>a match made in heaven

Spotify and Boxee Box by D-Link
a match made in heaven

So i was at a Salesforce conference in Sydney a week ago called Cloudforce and Spotify did their presentation on their use of Salesforce (like Rypple) and how they integrate the packages in to their company with such great success. While surfing around the internet i came across Spotify’s competition page on Facebook, i thought to myself, no harm in trying and entered their competition and thought no more, as you do when you enter competitions.

So last night i get an email from Spotify saying “i won a Boxee Box and a 3 month subscription to Spotify on their Premium package” – i was jumping for joy. It’s not often i win something and for this to come out of the blue, i was totally wrapped.

Using Boxee and Spotify is just a match made in heaven. I can now have my home entertainment system hooked up together and pump out some great trax while im entertaining, working around the house or just chillin and taking time out.

To have Spotify working on the Boxee you must subscribe to the premium package, which is around AU$11 or AU$12 per month, which is nothing, what can you buy for that amount of money these days and spread it over 4 weeks. If you purchase an album in other services like iTunes, you are looking at up to $20ish dollars an album, so Spotify is just the perfect solution to downloading and listening LOTS to track and albums, either streaming it or actually downloading it to your mobile device or computer. Unfortunately with Boxee you can’t download it to the box but streaming is just fine.

Take advantage of your favourites and preload all your tracks into it, this way you can then walk away and listen to your line up of music without having to hunt around for it.

All in all, Boxee and Spotify is just perfect together for your home entertainment pleasure, inexpensive packages and a great range of music… check them out today!

Spotify logo



The Blogger’s Handbook

The Blogger’s Handbook

Well normally i would rate apps and software, so this time i’m going old school media.

I was at a conference last week and walked past a newsagent, normally i wouldnt go into one but i was filling in time, i checked out the tech section and picked up a copy of The Blogger’s Handbook.

I was very impressed with the content of this magazine. Jammed pack of all sorts of information about blogging platforms such as:

and much more…

This magazine is beautifully set out with detail that captures your eye (and your imagination) my head was filled with more idea’s of how to configure my sites.

For a magazine, its very thick and glossy, which is great, as it has plenty of content to help out with you blogging needs, in fact, 180 pages of social and online goodness!

To purchase it in Australia, it costs about $24.95 through any good newsagent or you can order it online through Imagine Shop for £12.99 plus postage, if you have found another place to purchase, id love to know!

If you have an interest in blogging, grab yourself a copy of this magazine, you wont be disappointed! The magazine also comes with a bonus DVD attached to the back.

The blogger’s Handbook Volume 2 is also out, im yet to grab a copy of this but will have one as soon as i sort one out!!! So i will let you know how i go!

Oh and I forgot to mention, there are many titles that are also offered via a digital format which can be downloaded, check out Zinio – Web Designer Magazine


the bloggers handbook

Gowalla gone Bye Bye

Its with sad news that we must inform you that Gowalla has shut its doors.

Here is their official statement as per their website.

“Thank you for going out with Gowalla. It was a pleasure to journey with you around the world. Download your check-ins, photos and lists here soon.”

Farewell Gowalla… It’s been fun knowing you.. Thanks for a great couple of years!

Clipster video player for Facebook pages

Clipster video player for Facebook pages

Do you want to create a video player for your Facebook Page? Try an awesome new app called Clipster.

In a few easy steps, you can create an awesome looking video player customised to your liking to attract your fans to keep coming back over and over again.

You can add custom header image, add text and change the color and the fonts.

Clipster is an ever growing Facebook app which they are looking at adding more and more features come March 30th, 2012, I look forward to the updates.

While you are creating your video player, each change is updated straight away so you can zoom over to your page and check out how its looking. Simple to add Vimeo and YouTube clips, just copy and paste the URL and the rest is done by Clipster.

Videos can be moved around so you can display your main video to be the main feature at the top of the player and even add catagories to your video’s.

Try Clipster today, plans start from “Free” and range to $9.99 per month, not a bad pricing structure. Me, i started at $2.99 per month to check it out… might look at upping my plan!

All this was done within a few minutes… check out my Clipster player on my Facebook page.

Fresh new VIIRL videos

Fresh new VIIRL videos

Try this new service which is in Beta testing, that combines the latest tweets from twitter mixed with the newest content from YouTube in a beautiful graphical user interface (GUI).

Take a few minutes or a few hours and lose yourself in this unique video content.

Head on over to and start tuning out to the magic of online video! If you find something you like, share it on your social platforms like Twitter or Facebook and get your friends and followers to join in on the revolution!

Are you an AppSumo Junkie like me?

Are you an AppSumo Junkie like me?

If you like your tech apps like me, check out AppSumo (

At AppSumo you can grab some great deals on software, video’s, e-books and much much more!

AppSumo also gives away free stuff too… even better than the heavily discounted deals which they run. Subscribe to their newsletter and be notified as soon as a good deal breaks. Some deals stick around for a while, some get bought up quickly…

Visit today and keep up to date with the best apps at really great prices!