Google Reader carried out a satisfaction survey over the last two weeks, and asked its users to describe it in one word. Here are the results. This cool visualization was created using Wordle.net, which allows you to analyse text and generate tag clouds.
Since it is Blog Action Day on October 15th, Jacob Cass has decided to donate 10 cents for every comment you leave on this post. The maximum amount donated would be capped at Australian $150, or 1500 comments. At the time of writing this post, there were 60. So go ahead post a comment, and(…)
Finch is a free web service that strips web pages of all extraneous content (CSS, images, Flash, metadata, frames, etc.) so you’ve less data to download on your slow internet onnection. Use it to speed up your browsing on dialup, mobile phones, or anything else that’s slow, as well as make Internet cheaper for pay-per-megabyte plans.
Amazon S3 Tutorial: Learn how to hosting web images, css and other static files on to Amazon S3 Simple Storage Service.
Twitter Guide: Learn how to do interesting things with twitter like track shipments, translate text, setup reminders, add events to Google Calendar, post pictures on Flickr and more.
Google Custom Search allows you to create a custom search engine for your site. The problem is the advertising is sometimes too intrusive, even when no results are found.
Facebook is the second most popular website in UK after Google but closely followed by Windows Live Hotmail and eBay. However the growth of social sites is slowing this year.
Usernamecheck allows you to check the availability of your preferred username on 63 different social sites.
Yuuguu users can chat, share their desktop screens in real time with friends on the Google Talk or Google Apps network without requring any software.
The iPhone version of Orkut is more feature-rich than the older mobile version in the sense that you now read friend updates, delete scraps and even view photo albums right from the iPhone.
Digg has decided to retire Digg Spy, their live activity feed. When it was first released, Digg Spy was a nice tool to discover popular content posted on Digg in near real-time. However with time it became less useful, and the only thing it was used for was as a bury tracker.
Amazon has reduced prices of their Simple Storage Service aka S3. I use Amazon S3 to store all the CSS files, external scripts, web images and the site performance has improved since then because outsourcing to S3 puts less load on the Apache server.
If I come across a blog that is republishing content without attribution, I first send a polite email to the blog owner asking him or her to remove the material. This method is extremely effective and works in 99% of the cases. Sometimes things gets a bit complicated especially in cases when the splog owner(…)
You can now open email links directly inside web mail programs like Gmail, Yahoo! Mail or you could configure mailto with any desktop based email client like Outlook, Windows Live Mail or Thunderbird.
See screenshots of Google AdSense ads inside the map view of Google Maps.
According to Trend Micro, India now has the dubious distinction of being the 7th largest spam sender in the world and largest in Asia. Russia (11.92 %), United States (9.36 %) and Brazil (7.48 %) hold the top 3 positions.
Your Facebook profile page has a "Friends" box in the lower left corner that, by default, displays a list of six random friends. This selection is completely random and you’ll see a different set of faces (or pictures) if you refresh the Facebook page.
The most recent PageRank update sparked some intense discussion in the blogosphere with people like Steve Rubel, John Battelle, Danny Sullivan and Dave McClure joining the conversation.
Illinois based Earthcomber has filed a suit in the US District Court against Loopt and the popular TechCrunch blog for patent infringement.
It is possible that Google may add rss feeds for web search results. They already provide feeds for News and Blogs search results.