Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Recently I was forced to move a wordpress site to a different webserver. By moving to a new server due to different hosting policies I also had to change the physical directory in which the wordpress files were stored. Before it was something like /var/www/wordpress afterwards it became /home/domainname/www/ [...]

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Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: You are a musician or you work for a modern record label. You realized that after myspace is kind of dead that you can reach your fans and new audience on Facebook. Congratulation! Of course you can quickly go to facebook, create a fanpage for your band, install some [...]

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René Pickhardt on March 20th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Google has put information about the Youtube Symphony Orchestra on its homepage! Whatch yourself: After Thomas recommended reading a paper about trending topics in twitter where it was discovered that trends can be strongly influenced by external factors (media, news) I went right away to twitter looking for the [...]

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René Pickhardt on March 16th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Linked open data or the web of data is the main concept and idea of the semantic web proposed by Tim Berners-Lee. The semantic web is often also referred to as web3.0. But what is the difference of the Internet as we know it by now and the web [...]

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Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: After Eli’s talk on TED and my recent article about the filter bubble I decided to dig a little deeper into Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm, which decides what Updates appear in your news feed. I found some more scientific background on how EdgeRank really works. Even though EdgeRank was first [...]

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René Pickhardt on March 13th, 2011

Just today an interesting story came up on a German news site which goes back to Eli Pariser’s talk on TED about a thing he calls the Filter Bubble and how personalization is changing the Internet. Before commenting on his talk I want to personally thank him to use his reputation and start a discussion on such a fundamental and important topic!

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René Pickhardt on March 12th, 2011

Fans are the most valuable asset a musician has. Without fans there won’t be sales of an album or the possibility to hold concerts. Therefore a musician should always care about the interaction with his fans. In this post I will discuss some ways for you to interact with your fans.

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René Pickhardt on March 8th, 2011

There are some great resources on the Web about all the technical stuff related to search engine optimization. That is why I will not talk about how to craft your titles, headings and sites structure. This Article is supposed to help you to ask the correct questions and point out the correct goals for your bandpage SEO. The focus will be on keyword research and about how to choose good keywords

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