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Geograph: Photo-Sharing Fun

In the Second World War as the Allies were planning for D-Day and other missions they often put out pleas to the country for pictures and photographs of places of potential military importance: the coast of northern France was a favourite. People would send in their holiday snaps and the photographs would be collated to …

The Million Word Site

Pixelotto looks like it might be picking up but MMMZR has fallen at the first hurdle with its founder crying off citing losses and complaining about lawyer’s fees. So what’s next from the flurry of ‘magic traffic driving’ sites? The latest on the bandwagon is New Yorker Itzhak Schier aka ZiQui Million and the Million …

In Praise of… Arena Flowers

I’m still trying to get a refund from SNCF for a ticket I bought but didn’t use in May. It was a right palava trying to transfer my broadband with BT (if you’ve ever heard the Marcus Brigstock sketch about the very same, it was just like that) and I’ve lost count of the number …

Revver: Video Sharing 2.0

My chum Alex Schultz has been bigging up youtube-a-like Revver for a few months now. As ever he’s blocks ahead of me, but I’ve been taking a few minutes to explore it and get a feel for the site and I must say, Mr Schultz is right. Revver is rather good. See Alex’s latest comment …

Don’t Forget that Perfect Gift!

House full of clutter? Budding entrepreneur? Fear not, help is at hand. With Dan Wilson’s stress free, jargon-busting easy to use MAKE MONEY ON EBAY UK you’ll soon be buying and selling like a professional. (Plug ends) Anyway, last chance to grab it before Christmas because today is the last posting day (exc special delivery) …

Check Out Pixelotto

Pixelotto is the latest offering from brightspark Alex Tew who also brought us the Million Dollar Homepage. It was one of the most significant and successful exercises in viral marketing… Tew walked away with a million bucks. Not bad work. Pixelotto has much the same feel and ethos but gives a lucky punter the chance …

Isle of Eriska Hotel and Spa Blog

Enough tech blogs already. It’s interesting to see how small businesses are using emerging technolgies as marketing tools. Here’s an interesting blog I’ve found. Beppo Buchanan-Smith owns and runs a luxury hotel on the Isle of Eriska in Scotland. It’s a high-class place that has all the charms you would expect: the big house, a …

Business Start Up Exhibition, London Olympia

If you’re expecting shiny suits and ‘Get Rich Quick’ schemes, you won’t be disappointed by the Business Start Up exhibition and conference that’s on today and tomorrow at Olympia in London. The Erotica Show is also in town at Olympia this weekend so you really can mix business with pleasure. The chances are that you …

We are the Mumtrepreneurs

There was a great piece in the Sun featuring my friend and eBay postal supplies selling success Kirsten Dudley. You can view the PostalSupplies shop on eBay here. Astonishingly, the Dudleys have sold 4 million jiffy bags. I’ve bought a few myself. It is amazing that she only manages the business with her husband Andrew …

Trip to the Eden Project in Cornwall

On Sunday after eBay University in Exeter, I was fortunate to take a long anticipated trip to the Eden Project in Cornwall, near St Austell. It’s the millennium dome that was built to last and, needless to say, it’s a great day out. We got there first thing and it was quiet, in fact it …

Reply from Watchdog

You might have seen BBC Watchdog this week. It was the usual sanctimonious, rabble-rousing nonsense this time having a pop at eBay PowerSellers selling fakes. Exploring the sale of fakes on eBay is, of course, quite legitimate. The angle that the show took focussed on PowerSellers and certainly was not balanced in its reporting. Why …