The traceroute command, known as tracert in Windows, helps you figure out the amount of time it takes for your computer to reach any website. You can also identify the path taken by Internet packets to reach the destination server starting from your local machine.
Old web browsers are not just insecure, they also pose a problem for web designers as they have to design sites while keeping the older versions in mind. If you like help people upgrade their outdated browsers, Pushup has created a script that can be easily integrated in any blog or website.
When you publish a blog post that has a screenshot or a picture, WordPress will automatically create two image thumbnails in your uploads folder on the web server. Learn how to disable these thumbnails forever.
The top search result on google.com for the query "google" is google.com. Can you think of any other keywords and/or phrases for which google.com shows up at the top ?
"This Boring Headline Is Written for Google" – this excellent article on NYT explores how print media journalists have to unlearn few things they learnt at the journalism school to get ‘successful’ on the Internet.
After a long gap, MyBlogLog has unveiled its new design. There are no new features though - only now everything is framed with shiny shadows and rounded edges.
Read Wikipedia articles, refer to Google Maps, watch YouTube videos, view Flickr photos, inside Microsoft Office Word, Notepad, Adobe Reader or other Windows applications without opening any browser.
You use del.icio.us bookmarks to save all your favorite links at one place and put tags to describe each of these web pages. Jaxly does the reverse - it helps you discover fresh stories on the web based on your del.icio.us tags.
Pencil lets anyone sketch complex GUI mockup screens or web page prototypes in Firefox without even being a graphic designer.
Search engines always take into account the title text and keywords used in the URL of a web page while determining rankings of that page in search results. The influence may be small but keywords mentioned in the URL do carry some weight.
Google today introduced Knol, a Wikipedia style encyclopedia that anyone can edit but with some major differences:
Everything you wanted to know about Google Knol - a wikipedia style online encyclopedia that anyone can edit and also make money using Google AdSense.
Pew Research Center for Internet has released some new numbers on blogging and blog readership using data of US based adults.
This morning I saw these strange strings (!$title$! & $!text$!) in the RSS feeds of popular sites like TechCrunch and Inside CBC.
Twitter provides an excellent search engine but the problem is that Twitter Search is pretty useless for ego surfing – that’s because all hyperlinks on Twitter are in the form of short URLs so you’ll never know if that TinyURL link is pointing to you or someone else’s blog.
If you use blogs, FriendFeed or Twitter to monitor buzz around your favorite topics (say iPhone launch) - do check out Spy.
When you perform a web search on mobile phone using Google SMS, the SMS text message you get back from Google has two parts - web search results and a short tinyurl.
The WordPress App for iPhone is now live on the Apple iTunes store. The app supports both self-installed WordPress blogs and those hosted on wordpress.com.