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Just Finished Reading: Empire – What Ruling the World Did to the British #book

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Empire: What Ruling the World Did to the British was the first ebook that I read in its entirety using Cool Reader. I really liked the reader, some of the default tap zone actions were less intuitive than I liked they were very simple to configure.

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I found Jeremy Paxman an entertaining author, who had apparently researched the book very well. Getting a relatively unbiased view of the impact that the establishment of a British Empire had on the world, which at its hight consisted of 25% of the world’s – I assume – land mass, was extremely informative. Naturally there seems to be some cultural bias, and whether this can be attributed to the author or the lack of source material for the subjugated. After all history is written by the victors. As a nitpicker I could easily criticize certain semantic errors, such as referring to the Union Flag as the Union Jack – the former being the national flag and the later being a naval ensign.

An interesting read.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

March 26, 2012 at 10:30 am

6 Months of Security Links #2011

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I’m a regular curator of daily links, and like to give overviews of my collection of curated links and posts. This is partly as there are some good sources and articles in here and as I am working on a research project which I started based on a number of books I read.

I’m sure you’ll find something interesting in the items below – there are some gems in the list – and I dare to hazard the guess you might learn something you wanted to know. 🙂

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July 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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Trends in Local News Searching #seo

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I was reading an article in the International Herald Tribune which stated that the search in foreign countries, such as China or India, of foreign news sources, European or American, for news about the home country is high. Citizens of a country like to know what the foreign press is saying about their home country.

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Google Trends for New York Times for India and China

Google Trends for New York Times for India and China

When looking at the statistics you can see that the search for India is obviously most performed in India, with second and third place locations being the United Arab Emirates and Singapore. For China the same can be seen, Hong Kong SAR is the number one searcher for China and the second and third place are taken by Singapore and Malaysia.

For me knowing how people search is as important as what they search for. Trends is a powerful tool to do this, and local knowledge is just as important. Whether you are targeting specific regions or want global reach. These search trends also show that some of the targeting also affects foreign nationals overseas.

So how can you use this information?

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

April 4, 2009 at 9:29 am

Gone to India

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March 13, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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Indian Independence Day

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August 15, 2008 at 7:30 am

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Breaking News: 7 bombs Bangalore

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“The city has been put on high alert. Majority of schools, shopping malls and cinema halls have been closed down and telephone networks have been jammed following reports of the attack. “1

I’m following pluggdin on Twitter and his blog at pluggd.in.

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July 25, 2008 at 11:21 am

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Rushdie’s new Novel #books

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Salman Rushdie, has released a new novel1 “The Enchantress of Florence.” It has Akbar the Great, the Mughal Sultan who build Fatehpur Sikri close to Agra.

Fatehpur Sikri is where Akbar is said to have played chess with human pieces for days on end. It was build in a desert, and was abandoned in 1585 due to a shortage of water. It’s beautiful, although with the exception of the central building it was in quite a poor state of repair when I visited it. Akbar, being Muslim, also build a beautiful mosque, although it is difficult to reach on socks or bare feet when the sun has been on the stones all day. The Enchantress of Florence

I read Midnight’s Children and The Moor’s Last Sigh, and enjoyed them. I wonder what Rushdie has to say about Akbar and Fatehpur Sikri

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 25, 2008 at 10:33 am

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