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10 stellar examples of NASA’s social media strategy

It’s not all just gob-smacking pictures of intergalactic phenomena and breathtaking rocket launches, you know.

Well alright, a lot of it is, but the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (apologies for the condescension pub-quiz fans) goes far beyond mere image re-appropriation from its vast archives.

How far beyond you ask? Where no one has boldly gone before? You ask again, straining to keep a straight face.

Well to that I say “your cheap and easy reference demeans us both, and you know it.”

Here are some social media goodies from NASA.

Eight free image resources for your website or blog

If you own a website or write a blog then you’re probably in need of a constant supply of stock images. 

This can lead to frustrating searches as you try to find a photo that illustrates your point without looking like a scene from a low budget ’90s romantic comedy.

It’s tempting to revert to a Google Images search, but that’s likely to lead to a breach of some poor person’s copyright so it’s not a good idea.

To help reduce the pain and suffering I’ve rounded up eight places you can go to find free and unique stock imagery…

The best free resources for an online start-up

If you’re finally building a website for your company then the chances are you’re doing it on a budget, but there are hundreds of useful free resources out there to help.

From free images on Flickr to free analysis from Google, here are the best freebies to help you build your site, fill it with attractive content and climb the SERPs.

Yahoo’s five biggest acquisition screw-ups

Q4 financial results have hit us hard this week, from all directions.

Yes it’s ridiculous that Apple’s quarterly net profit was larger than Google’s Q4 gross revenue ($13bn versus £10.6bn), and yes it’s sad to see Nintendo almost triple its estimated losses.

But what of Yahoo? It’s still hanging on in there, with control of millions of Yahoo mail accounts and a chunk of display thrown in good measure.