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WordPress 3.9 and BuddyPress 2.0

The last week has seen two big updates for some of the core platforms that we support. The long expected WordPress 3.9 release is now out, and the BuddyPress team have release version 2.0 of their popular set of WordPress extensions. In true Automattic tradition, the WordPress release is named “Smith” after after a jazz musician Jimmy Smith (there’s […]

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Goodbye Posterous

Today is Posterous’s last day. Posterous started in July 2008 and was a great and easy way to share  short-form blog content, and it rapidly became popular. In fact so popular that Twitter acquired it last year. This was clearly a technology and talent acquisition rather than a platform one, and so a little while ago the […]

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Upgrading to WordPress 3.3.2

We’ve just upgraded all of our WordPress blogs to WordPress 3.3.2,. Assuming you’ve kept up to date, the upgrade is very minor . The changes between 3.3, 3.3.1 and 3.3.2 are predominantly security related, and shouldn’t cause any issues with themes or plugins. To be clear, there aren’t any major security issues to be concerned […]

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Communication – Becoming Fluid by Getting Uncomfortable

This TED talk has now had over 500,000 views on YouTube. I started writing this post 3 years ago. It’s sat in my drafts folder, simply because there are so many things to say about it. And I wanted to get it right. I wonder how many critical business breakthroughs have got stuck, and then […]

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WordPress 3.2 Intranets Internet Explorer and The Web

Internet Explorer 6 Countdown

WordPress 3.2 has been with us for a little while now – WordPress 3.3 is just around the corner (targeting the end of November as of this post), but in the Intranet world it’s been a longer journey than usual. WordPress 3.2 dropped support for Internet Explorer 6, and WordPress 3.3 will most likely drop support […]

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Is Ghost Blogging Ethical?

This is part 1 of 4 in a series of posts inspired by Steve Farnsworth. I was nudged to join in by Steve Lamb (his post is up already), and so here I am, blogging about the ethics and issues of Ghost Blogging. Before we go any further, I would like to point out that I […]

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Social Media at a Business Event – But Why?

Last week I spent a few days with a number of other bloggers at Orange Business Services at their Orange Business Live event. From my perspective, bringing a team of outside bloggers into a key customer event was a brave and bold move by them – and a very forward looking one. Brave, because most […]

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