The Downside Of Linking

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on April 24, 2015 in Internet |

It seems almost as if there has been a mad rush to correct something which could easily have been avoided: an older change to the algorithm Google uses to assess rankings seems to have caught some web sites off their guard. Over the last few weeks I’ve been hit with several requests to go back […]

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Seen Through The Eyes Of Someone Else

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 28, 2015 in Photography |

The other day I wrote a short post on a photograph I had taken; a book with glasses and a pipe. I wrote that it was a quick shot – six or so images to find the best one overall – and hardly planned. All I was doing was experimenting with light, since I am […]

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Internet Retirement: Your Days Are Numbered

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on November 28, 2014 in Internet |

Retirement is something many people simply do not look forward to: what will they do with all their free time? So much leisure all of a sudden, and no plans whatsoever. Either that, or they look forward to it more than anything else, have already made copious plans, and can’t wait to get out and […]

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Twitter Links: Hitting Rock Bottom

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 21, 2014 in Internet, News & Opinion |

For some sites, security is of the utmost importance, and that is a good thing. As we read, almost every single week of the year, about another breach, about more phishing, about millions of e-mail addresses, social security numbers, names and address, bank account details being stolen from their supposedly secure repositories on a server […]

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Tim Parks’ References, Please: A Reply

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on September 16, 2014 in Publishing |

The Internet is good for many things, but it should never be considered an adequate substitute for research, for reading and for learning from – where possible – original sources. It is a mass, if not a mess, of thoughts, learning, quotation and misquotation, false paths and short-cuts used by students all over the world […]

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Books: Getting Things In Order

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on August 27, 2014 in Personal |

There are stacks in the bedroom, on the side table in our living room, along one wall in the small hallway, right when you enter the apartment. Behind the couch are more, just growing there as new titles are added every few days. My small library, those few choice books I brought with me to […]

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Books: Setting Targets

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on August 21, 2014 in Personal |

Anyone who hasn’t caught on to my love of books clearly hasn’t managed to grasp the whole story yet, although I’ve never been one to trumpet what I’ve read it can’t be said that I have never mentioned books and reading in my blog. Fortunately I am not the only one who enjoys reading, who […]

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Sverve: Taking The Credit

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on July 7, 2014 in Internet |

Some readers here may well remember my comment about the social web site Sverve, where I had read a post on their blog and made a few suggestions for how to improve the site. Or, at least, the comment that measuring a person’s social rank by just using Facebook and Twitter alongside Sverve does not […]

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Your Evening On The Couch

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on July 4, 2014 in Immoral Conversations |

Ever wondered what there is to watch on the television without having to zap through all the channels in order to find just the right program? Ever wished there was an easy way to find just the right film or series to arouse your interests and keep you glued to the couch with a bucket […]

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Twitter: Not Quite Dead Yet

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on May 2, 2014 in Internet, News & Opinion |

I don’t know who first said it – although it’s probably well documented on the Internet somewhere – but the reports of the death of one or another social media platform are exaggerated. At the moment or, better, once again, it is Twitter that has died or is in its final throes. When you’ve nothing […]

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