Fitzroyalty is now location aware

Fitzroyalty is now location aware

I wrote only a few days ago that my 5 year dream to make Fitzroyalty a location aware site was still unrealised. This initiated a Twitter conversation with fellow blogger and WordPress enthusiast Phil Lees, author of The Last Appetite, and he quickly created one of the missing links I had described – software to allow location aware devices to dynamically interact with geotagged content.…

I like to SEO

I like to SEO

I preface this post by saying I’m genuinely not trying to promote myself. I’m just using Fitzroyalty as an example. Hold that bile and invective. Today’s website insight is about search engine optimisation. SEO to you digital natives. SEO is about writing web content in a particular way, including using lots of keywords, to make Google rank your content highly so people can find it easily when they search for something that you happen to have written about.…

EatDrinkBlog – the Australian food bloggers conference

EatDrinkBlog – the Australian food bloggers conference

I’d like to congratulate all the amazing people who organised EatDrinkBlog (the Australian food and drink bloggers’ conference) held at Essential Ingredient in Prahran on Sunday 21 March 2010. They included Ed of Tomatom (opening the conference, below), Reem of I am obsessed with food, Mellie of Tummyrumbles, April of My Food Trail, Jess of That Jess Ho and Tammi of Tammi Tasting Terroir who moderated the conference.…

volunteer roles available for local news site editors and publishers

As I reported recently, the 10 Melbourne local news sites I have established are all now receiving regular contributions from diverse sources. Each site receives sufficient content to be considered a viable project. It’s now time for the next planned stage of the project.…

The Pandora Australian internet archive – what are the costs and benefits of having your site archived?

I was recently asked by the State Library of Victoria (SLV) if I would consent to have Fitzroyalty archived by the Australian internet archive Pandora, which was established by the National Library of Australia (NLA). Other sites I read regularly, such as artist Hazel Dooney’s blog, have also recently been judged worthy of being archived.…

hyperlocal media is a bad competitor

I love reading about economic theories and how they relate to and describe the internet and the information economy. An article I read some time ago called Bad competitors are ruining markets everywhere helped clarify my thoughts on the industry. The article makes me even more impressed by the founders of Craigslist than I already was.…

WordPress plugins for Mozilla Geode and Google Gears Geolocation would enable location awareness

If you’re a hyperlocal blogger or other WordPress user who publishes location based content, or are interested in publishing location based information, you may be excited by some recent developments in location awareness plugins for web browsers.

Mozilla Geode and Google Gears Geolocation are browser plugins that can determine your location via wifi triangulation.…