- New research, My Digital Life, from AOP has 73 per cent of 18-24 year olds writing blogs or posting comments online on a weekly basis.
- E-government@Large covers Phishing and comes to some scary conclusions about anti-virus software. "Even Domestos has had to abandon its 50 year old slogan 'kills all known germs dead' to say that it kills only '99 per cent of known germs'".
- Swiftcover.com has become one of the first brands to let users get instant insurance quotes by entering details within the ad copy.
- Firefox is battling IE7 through adding social features such as the Coop which lets users share favourite Web site links with friends.
More at Mozilla Labs
· The Coop, sorted by friends
· The Coop, sorted by friends (alternate)
· The Coop, showing a preview of a friend's shared content
· The Coop, sorted by content type
- Sexcameron takes choice clips of Dave on the stump and on his website and re-edits them to make it look as he's dancing to Justin Timberlake's SexyBack. Still waiting for someone to sex-up Ming ...
- Guardian intervews Mark Anders, senior principal scientist at Adobe Systems.
Why is Flash taking off again? "It's a combination of broadband and in the number of people being comfortable with it."
How has it changed? "Flash didn't really have a developer focus. It always had a creative focus. But I joined to help develop the messaging and tools."
- Blogging is now ten years old and there are now 70m of them around the globe.
- Heather Hopkins has looked at site visits against likelihood to vote and found:
· MySpace visitors least likely and
· Facebook visitors most likely.
In what must be a first, Guido Fawkes picked up on her comments on MySpace (but he saw it as somewhere for pollies to avoid - they don't vote).
- The City of London has become Europe's biggest wireless internet hotspot.
The network will span the entire Square Mile, and uses a new "mesh" technology to transfer users automatically from base station to base station as they walk by, allowing uninterrupted web use. Users will be charged about £11 a month.
- Unlike the UK, anyone is now free to download maps and satellite photos of Canada from its Geogratis portal and create a business around them.
- Ask.com, Google, Microsoft Live Search and Yahoo! are now supporting 'autodiscovery' of Sitemaps.
The new open-format autodiscovery allows webmasters to specify the location of their Sitemaps within their robots.txt file, eliminating the need to submit sitemaps to each search engine separately. More at sitemaps.org.
- Google Blogoscoped looks at coverage of criticism of the Beijing Olympics on Google.cn and asks
"Is it good SEO in China to not speak critical of my government – are there any Google webmaster guidelines as to what may get you removed?"
All new content on my restarted blog is here
Sunday, April 15
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poster ··· ·· · · Paul Canning ··· ·· · · 15.4.07
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