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The Klout Score

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The Klout score is a measure of how much influence or clout that you have in social media, especially on sites like Twitter. The “Klout Score” ranges from 1 to 100, with higher scores showing a greater online social media influence, presence and activity. It not only considers the content created, but the interaction with that content and with other users. The average Klout score is around 40. The main advantage of the use of the Klout score is not what your indivudual score is, but it can help identify influencers and key people to engage with.

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‘Exercise Shoes’ and Legal Action

May 19, 2012 Sport

There has been a lot of interest in the blogosphere about the settlements with the Federal Trade Commission in the USA and the number of class action law suits filed against brands in the fitness or exercise shoe category of footwear. Reebok settled with the FTC for $25 million. Skechers are facing a number of […]

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Does the Circulation Booster Work?

September 28, 2011 Uncategorized

The Circulation Booster is marketed as a product for those with poor circulation, but does it work? Short answer: NO Long answer: It might help the venous return circulation, but it will not help the arterial circulation (ie how much blood that gets down to the foot). The Circulation Booster is heavily promoted by testimonials […]

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Autism and the MMR Vaccine

August 5, 2011 Family

Its time for the nonsense to stop. There is no relationship. Autism is not caused by vaccines. Get over it. Move on. Wakefield lied. Stopping believing the bullshit. Spend your energy on something more productive. Every report and investigation has shown there is no link. Proponents of the link are, at worst, close to becoming […]

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Forum Posting to Start a Forum

June 13, 2011 Computers

I run a number of forums and always looking for ways to do it better. Getting a new forum going is always a challenge and being connected in the niche of the industry is always the most helpful. No one wants to visit a forum that has no content. They do not contribute and they […]

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DMOZ / Open Directory Project

May 5, 2011 On the Web

DMOZ or the Open Directory Project is a web directory with almost 5 million websites listed in different categories. It is a human edited directory run by volunteers, but owned by AOL. Webmasters are always keen to get there sites listed in DMOZ as it is a widely held belief that having a website listed […]

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Laser surgery for toenail fungus

April 3, 2011 Podiatry

A fungal infection of the toenails is not life threatening and is generally not going to be painful, but those with it certainly are embarrassed by it. It is common as the fungal agents just love the dark and moist environment inside the shoe where it thrives. There are many different treatments for this. The […]

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The Power of the Placebo

December 18, 2010 Family

We all know the power of the placebo effect in the treatment of many medical conditions. Have a look at this: The placebo in question is just a wet flannel. It works wonders. It will work until they are old enough to understand and then I will be paying for the consequences of the above […]

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Forum Spam

December 8, 2010 Computers

My daily routine starts of with a breakfast drink, a quick check of my email and key websites, then off to the gym. When back from the gym, its then banning all the spammers on the forums I manage. It’s a mind numbing task and I can’t believe that so many lower themselves to this […]

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WordPress Security and Hackers

October 16, 2010 On the Web

WordPress is the most popular blogging or content management systems for websites (I use it here). This also makes it a massive target for the hackers who go to great links to damage sites (I can never understand the mentality). To protect my site and others that run on wordpress you need to: 1. Make […]

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The Frustration of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

September 25, 2010 On the Web

Search engine optimization is the technique that is used to try and get sites to rank higher in the search engines. There are plenty of strategies available for this and include things like the use of the keywords being targeted on the page and the use of strategies to build more backlinks to a site. […]

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The Individual Nature of Google’s Search Results

August 28, 2010 On the Web

Google do a number of things to the search results to individualise them. They use geotargeting to make the search results more relevant to your geographic region, showing local search results. They also individualize the search results in which they customise your search results based on your previous search history. This means that search results […]

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August 25, 2010 Podiatry

It that time of the year for chilblains. Here in Melbourne, it gets cold, but not cold enough for chilblains to be a big problem. At the University Teaching Clinic we see a few chilblains. So far this year just about every student has missed them! Very frustrating!. They have dismissed them as bruising or […]

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Authority Website Links

August 12, 2010 On the Web

Anyone interested in getting a website ranked well in the search engines knows that the number of links to the website are an important factor in the rankings. I have a few sites I admin at, especially the Podiatry Arena forum. It does well in the search engines, because it gets a lot of links […]

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