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Adblocking is asymmetric warfare and publishers can't win
For those of us who like to keep an eye on developments in web advertising blocking (adblocking), there was a flurry of excitement last week as Facebook announced that it had designed and released a way to defeat the blockers. Adverts inserted into Facebook...
For those of us who like to keep an eye on developments in web advertising blocking (adblocking), there was a flurry of excitement last week as Facebook announced that it had designed and released a way to defeat the blockers. Adverts inserted into Facebook's news feeds have been made harder for ...
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Six tricks to make your data visualisations look better
I saw a tweet yesterday from  @colinttrainor and couldn't agree more with this idea. (tweet shown split into two for clarity) Whatever software you're using, there's simply no excuse for accepting the defaults and not trying to make your charts look more pr...
(tweet shown split into two for clarity) Whatever software you're using, there's simply no excuse for accepting the defaults and not trying to make your charts look more professional. But where do you start? It's easy to look at great design and agree that it's great, but when you're looking at ...
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Adblocking could be the saviour of high quality journalism
Reading the latest news, adblocking is heralded as the harbinger of the online apocalypse. Many internet users have decided that they don't like to be tracked and profiled. They don't like to be irritatingly diverted from the article that they're trying to ...
Reading the latest news, adblocking is heralded as the harbinger of the online apocalypse. Many internet users have decided that they don't like to be tracked and profiled. They don't like to be irritatingly diverted from the article that they're trying to read. They don't like auto-play videos.
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We need to talk about Excel
I'm not sure when it happened. I've got a feeling that the writing's been on the wall since the introduction of the 'Ribbon' menu. I was the guy who could make Excel dance... Shortcuts flying, interactive dashboards, external data connections and VBA. I lov...
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In praise of modesty
One of these people invented the World Wide Web. The other talks about it. One of these people is the best footballer in the world. He's not the one in the gold shoes. More of this please.
One of these people invented the World Wide Web. The other talks about it. One of these people is the best footballer in the world. He's not the one in the gold shoes. More of this please. Posted by Neil Charles at 09:07 · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest ...
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Enthralled by tech we don't understand
The advertising world has discovered this week that an app purporting to crowd-source spotting migrant boats in trouble in the Mediterranean did no such thing . It rendered the same static image for every user and when they 'spotted' the boat in it, asked f...
The advertising world has discovered this week that an app purporting to crowd-source spotting migrant boats in trouble in the Mediterranean did no such thing. It rendered the same static image for every user and when they 'spotted' the boat in it, asked for their contact details.
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Liverpool v Aston Villa.
Dashboard explanation: http://www.hilltop-analytics.com/football/hilltops-match-dashboard/
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Is Microsoft's Power BI a Tableau killer?
Have you heard of Betteridge's law of headlines ? Then you already know the answer to this post's headline. No it's not. Why not? Good question. And there is one feature where Microsoft's Power BI  manages to lay a glove on Tableau, but we'll save that for ...
Have you heard of Betteridge's law of headlines? Then you already know the answer to this post's headline. No it's not. Why not? Good question. And there is one feature where Microsoft's Power BI manages to lay a glove on Tableau, but we'll save that for later. First, why are we here?
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The inaugural post on Hilltop Analytics introduced my one-page player snapshots. Now let's put them to use in anger. There was a flurry of articles last month around the theme of, “Is Michael Carrick England's Pirlo?” Searching Google for [carrick “england's pirlo”] turns up 1130 hits, ...
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Solar System | Tableau Iron Viz Entry
So this year, I couldn't resist. Tableau set the challenge to build something - anything - with Wikipedia data and they've put prizes on the line. It's enough to tweak the competitive streak in any analyst... But what to build? I started out with Football L...
So this year, I couldn't resist. Tableau set the challenge to build something - anything - with Wikipedia data and they've put prizes on the line. It's enough to tweak the competitive streak in any analyst... But what to build? I started out with Football League data as it's familiar and I do a ...
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