Freelance journalist article: The end of Search Engine Optimisation?

This is a feature article written for the September 2009 issue of internet business mag NETT magazine.

NETT magazine online: The End of SEO?

NETT magazine online: The End of SEO?

As search engines begin to understand meaning and context – the web as we know it will change. In this article, I’ve spoken to some key experts about where search engine optimisation might go if the time-honoured technique of stuffing a page full of keywords no longer works.

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Freelance feature article: “Bloating” – a common women’s health issue

SMH article about bloating

SMH article about bloating

This story for the Sydney Morning Herald ‘Essential’ health section explores the implications of an Australian health study that found two-thirds of women suffer from abdominal bloating.  More information is available from the Gut Foundation

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Freelance feature article: Health risks of mobile phones and technology

Technology Health Risks story

Technology Health Risks story

Mobile phones, computer screens and even gaming consoles all carry health risks; this article for Livewire, the technology section in The Age, looks at some of the common problems for technology consumers in Australia.

One source for this story was Canberra neurosurgeon Dr Vini Khurana, whose research suggests that heavy mobile phone use increases the risk of certain types of brain tumours. His website details his findings.

See the full story published in The Age here

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Freelance feature article: What’s Wrong with GTD?

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Time management book “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” has topped international business book bestseller lists for eight years. Written by mild-mannered time-management superman David Allen, a Californian management consultant, the book outlines a time-management system for the information age which solves a problem most time-stretched workers didn’t know they had: clearing the clutter of unfinished tasks littering their brain-space , by collecting and processing every task, every piece of information, every promise – then managing them through a process of regular reviews.

This story was one of the first to kick off the Whakate online management journal, now a well-respected international business publication.

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Freelance feature article: Social Networking

Social Networking story for ABC Science

Social Networking story for ABC Science

This feature, for ABC Science, gives a very broad overview of social networking, outlining some of the main sites as well as some specific to scientists. It also lists some key concerns for users of online social media, and outlines the tricky balance for social media sites which need to find revenue models to survive – without alienating their members.

See the full story published on The ABC Science site here

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