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Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Firefox manages to gain thirty million new users in just eight weeks.Firefox manages to gain thirty million new users in just eight weeks.

The folks at Mozilla are quite proud of their recent little growth spurt which was measured by tracking the amount of times that Firefox actually phones home to check for software updates (apparently it does this every 24 hours).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:30 AM | Tags (7) | browsers | interwebs | firefox | users | base | millions | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Reddit founders officially announce their departure from Reddit.Reddit founders officially announce their departure from Reddit.

I'm a huge fan of Reddit - and you should be too. The content is great and there is always something fresh to look at in a variety of categories. The commentary is insightful and at times laugh out loud hilarious. Hopefully, nothing will really change (the founders make that quite plain in aforementioned blog post).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:05 PM | Tags (6) | departure | fan | founders | interwebs | reddit | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Fourteen simple tips for super fast web browswing.Fourteen simple tips for super fast web browswing.

Quick summary: ditch Internet Explorer if you haven't already, learn some keyboard shortcuts, and tabs are your friend. There are other great tips and tricks for the slightly advancded web surfer on source article as well (bookmarklets, killing off extensions, disabling flash, etc).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:41 AM | Tags (10) | adblock | browsing | chrome | explorer | firefox | interwebs | safari | surfing | tabs | zenhabits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Microsoft and Google now have their very own special ways to search Twitter.Microsoft and Google now have their very own special ways to search Twitter.

You can try Microsoft's implementation here and Google's is somewhere over here. On the Microsoft side, searching for a particular topic brought me to my cousin's Twitter account which was kind of humorous but slightly scary at the same time. Good work, Dan.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 9:13 PM | Tags (10) | bing | google | implementation | integration | microsoft | realtime | search | sponsored | tweets | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 20, 2009

Twitter would like you to know that over five billion tweets have been served.Twitter would like you to know that over five billion tweets have been served.

It's sort of fitting that Twitter's 5 billionth tweet came not from one of the celebrities or marketers who have flooded the service in recent months, but from one of the quirky Bay Area dot-com nerds who formed its first loyal pack of users.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:00 AM | Tags (6) | twitter | landmark | tweets | billion | five | cnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.

Navigator was the first commercial Web browser to be wildly successful, rapidly achieving 90 percent market share before Microsoft entered the fray and took over the market. By 2000, Netscape's market share would fall under 1 percent...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:53 PM | Tags (15) | web | browsers | history | back | safari | netscape | explorer | mosaic | opera | infoworld | interwebs | surfing | information | internet | chrome |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

YouTube would like you to know that they now get a billion views per day.YouTube would like you to know that they now get a billion views per day.

Congrats to YouTube on their continued Internet meme machine success. May there be many more keyboard cats and unintentional rickrolls yet to come.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:49 PM | Tags (7) | billions | daily | inquirer | interwebs | videos | views | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twitter in licensing discussions with Microsoft and Google.Twitter in licensing discussions with Microsoft and Google.

You might be seeing a whole lot more of Twitter in your search engine results sometime in the near future. Please see the first post from this morning's batch of links for a quick lesson on Twitter etiquette.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:06 AM | Tags (5) | google | licensing | microsoft | tweets | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Amazon pulls the curtain back on mobile payment system.Amazon pulls the curtain back on mobile payment system.

A customer just needs to choose the Pay with Amazon option while making an online transaction through their smartphone and the service will seamlessly connect with the Amazon server to validate and complete the transaction.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:09 AM | Tags (6) | shopping | mobile | amazon | onthego | payment | system |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

Turns out that Twitter is also a great tool for serving court orders.Turns out that Twitter is also a great tool for serving court orders.

The blogger, who is also a lawyer and owns the firm serving the order, said that he thought that it was the first time Twitter had been used to deliver a court order.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:37 AM | Tags (5) | bbc | interwebs | lawsuit | served | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 30, 2009

One hundred greatest YouTube moments in just four minutes.One hundred greatest YouTube moments in just four minutes.

This video is proof as to why you love the Interwebs. Take it away, Keyboard Cat.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:34 AM | Tags (6) | collage | interwebs | keyboardcat | memes | montage | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Warner Music and YouTube close to finalizing brand new deal.Warner Music and YouTube close to finalizing brand new deal.

The deal would also open the door to a possible role for Warner in a new music video website called Vevo, which is backed by Universal and Sony and will be supported by YouTube's technology platform.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:56 PM | Tags (7) | agreement | artists | dispute | music | videos | warner | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

New study shows that time spent on social networks has tripled since last year.New study shows that time spent on social networks has tripled since last year.

You probably have Facebook open in another tab next to this one don't you? DON'T YOU?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 5:02 PM | Tags (8) | social | networking | nielsen | time | facebook | myspace | study | research |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Twitter founder would like you to know that no ads are coming in 2009.Twitter founder would like you to know that no ads are coming in 2009.

...but 2010 may be a whole different story. Also, 'premium accounts' will probably be available in the near future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:40 PM | Tags (7) | 2009 | accounts | ads | advertising | premium | twitter | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Facebook teams up with Nielsen to gather up advertising statistics.Facebook teams up with Nielsen to gather up advertising statistics.

While Facebook has been growing in prominence as a digital ad destination, it's still had to do some convincing to combat the industry attitude that social-media advertising doesn't work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | ads | facebook | internet | networking | nielsen | social | surveys | tracking |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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