Gay footballers: fan attitudes limit progress

Congratulations to Thomas Hitzlsperger, the former German international footballer who came out as gay yesterday. I’m happy that he feels comfortable enough to go public about his sexuality, can act as a role model for those who want to be professional athletes, and has received widespread positive responses to his announcement.

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Importance of Content: Keyword Rich vs Keyword Saturated

Views are the lifeblood of the internet, and the most effective way to drive people to your website is through search engines – and tailoring content to show up highly in search engines is called Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). One of the key elements to SEO is the use of keywords. These are the words and phrases that are used by people – what they type into the search bar. Complex algorithms are used to help match these keywords to website content.

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The Plough Pub: an example of bad Twitter management

As you may well have seen, the Plough Pub in Oxford fired their head chef over the weekend. What they forgot, though, was that he had the password to their Twitter account (@PloughPub), and decided to vent his frustration, while trashing his former employer’s reputation in the process.

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Finding the middle ground: tackling in the NFL

Another week, another major knee injury in the National Football League. This time it is Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski who has been ruled out for at least the rest of this season with a torn ACL. The defence of the (legally clean) hit on his knee is that defensive players have to tackle low, since they can’t hit high. But what about the middle?

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