Thursday, November 29, 2007

Microsoft Live Search and Yahoo promote Fake Ads Site on first result page with undertaker domain parking company

It will be the second aniversary of the death of*. It was a collaborative blog in french were in Quebec we where between august 2002 and december 2005 two dozens of Web passionates of IT who was writing on that blog.

*It was sponsored by Michel Cartier a professor and researcher at the Department of Communications at the University of Quebec in Montreal and consultant in new information and communication technologies (NICT) for various companies and governments in both Europe and North America.

Now the surprise, a query on my name on Microsoft Live returns today for first result : !

The domain name seem to have been purchased after the end of that blog more than a year after the site was closed, and this smart guy from Australia who use Switzerland server, have seems to study the old links pointing to our city and use it to put sponsored links to Montreal now.

Yahoo, also give me a third position and this, 23 months after the site was closed and where my name was never been there!

I don't really explain to be a mistake, just a deal with the undertaker domain parking company Sedoparking !

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Facebook Pages Stats

Quite good for focusing on different age segmentation with those statistics provide by the new FaceBook Pages !

Friday, November 09, 2007

Almost 25% of all the canadians are in Facebook !

Exactly 7,759,540* Canadians have a profile on Facebook. If you look at the last demographic data (end of september 2007) of Statistics Canada we are 32,976,000, now. An huge percentage no ?

Well, theses numbers was also confirmed by the first FaceBook Camp held this week in Montreal, Quebec where, - in less than a week of promotion in... FaceBook Events -, we get almost 250 peoples met together with also some folks of Toronto and also as far as New York too.

In Quebec province (the only french province of the Canada) we have 749,740 profils in FaceBook which represent 10% of all the Québecois for a english interface social network!

*This number come from the FaceBook Social Ad of FaceBook witout any age restriction.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Google China : Other culture, other design

Here is the new look of Google China.

Here a automatic translation of the new Google China homepage.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Myspace jump in the Google OpenSocial Network

Nice move and it will make pressure on Facebook to jump in too. But I think it will wait after the launch of their ad platform.