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Monday: September 21, 2009

Fifteen of the biggest Wikipedia blunders for your community-edited pleasure.Fifteen of the biggest Wikipedia blunders for your community-edited pleasure.

...and the real lesson to learn here is that anybody can have a fake death sooner or later on Wikipedia.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:18 AM | Tags (7) | blunders | community | death | edits | fake | msnbc | wikipedia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten revealing infographics concerning the Interwebs.Ten revealing infographics concerning the Interwebs.

A collection of interesting graphs covering a variety of Internet related stuff from social networking popularity to the use of submarine cables for Internet access. Quite revealing indeed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:54 AM | Tags (9) | blogs | graphs | internet | interwebs | networks. communities | posting | revealing | sixrevisions | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Twitter valued at about a billion thanks to recent funding.Twitter valued at about a billion thanks to recent funding.

Last week, Twitter revised its terms of service to state that its service could contain ads that, among other things, target 'queries made through the services.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:31 PM | Tags (7) | twitter | value | funding | billion | interwebs | tweets | google |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Facebook would like you to know that they are now cash-flow positive.Facebook would like you to know that they are now cash-flow positive.

Oh, and they also have hit the three hundred million user mark as well. All hail Facebook.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:53 AM | Tags (8) | facebook | social | network | users | cash | profits | interwebs | latimes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

The top five web trends of 2009 according to ReadWriteWeb.The top five web trends of 2009 according to ReadWriteWeb.

It's been a fun year so far hasn't it? Now please go back to enjoying your personalized linked data that may or may not be portable on your mobile web which may or may not be capable of augmenting your reality.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:53 AM | Tags (5) | internet | interwebs | readwriteweb | trends | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft decides to give Bing some visual aids.Microsoft decides to give Bing some visual aids.

In a blog post, the company said a study it conducted found that consumers can process results with images 20% faster than text only results. 'It's like searching through a large online catalogue,' Microsoft said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:47 AM | Tags (13) | bing | searchengine | engine | visuals | aid | microsoft | interwebs | search | rivalry | competition | study | catalogue | bbcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Microsoft's new ad for Windows 7 comes with a whole lot of happy.Microsoft's new ad for Windows 7 comes with a whole lot of happy.

The ad features a pig, a unicorn, a cat and a mouse. I'm a PC! Take that, Apple!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:02 AM | Tags (8) | ads | advertising | cats | commercials | microsoft | unicorns | windows | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twitter revises terms of service to make way for more advertising.Twitter revises terms of service to make way for more advertising.

Some analysts are skeptical that advertising will catch on in a meaningful way on social networks, arguing that companies are reluctant to juxtapose their brands with unpredictable, and potentially offensive, user-generated content.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:49 AM | Tags (8) | advertising | networks | offensive | service | social | terms | twitter | unpredicatable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Travel blogs replacing travel agents according to new survey. Who knew?Travel blogs replacing travel agents according to new survey. Who knew?

According to the study, 34% of respondents prefer travel blogs for choosing their travel options, 24% use family and friends, and 13% go to travel agents.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:47 PM | Tags (6) | agent | blogs | survey | travel | replacement | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Seventeen ways that search engines judge the value of a link.Seventeen ways that search engines judge the value of a link.

A fun read for all my fellow developers out there who have to deal with SEO headaches.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 10:42 AM | Tags (6) | search | engines | google | value | links | development |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A quick guide for parents regarding content blocking technologies.A quick guide for parents regarding content blocking technologies.

Parents of young kids who like to frequent the Interwebs will want to skip ahead to page two of the article.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 10:30 AM | Tags (7) | parents | content | blocking | arstechnica | ars | guide | kids |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 3, 2009

How twenty popular websites actually looked when they were first launched.How twenty popular websites actually looked when they were first launched.

Welcome to Thefacebook. Hey, remember when Google referred to itself with an exclamation point at the end?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:42 AM | Tags (5) | facebook | google | launch | look | websites |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 97 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

Final version of Opera 10 now officially available in all it's turbo glory.Final version of Opera 10 now officially available in all it's turbo glory.

Opera Turbo will automatically detect when network speeds will enable you to benefit. Once you turn it on, Opera Turbo instantly compresses pages, so less data needs to be transferred over a limited connection.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:02 AM | Tags (6) | browser | interwebs | opera | turbo | version | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Skype to be sold off to private investors thanks to eBay.Skype to be sold off to private investors thanks to eBay.

Andreessen Horowitz, a new venture capital firm headed by the Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen, is likely to be among the investors in the group, the paper cited the people as saying.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:32 AM | Tags (6) | skype | ebay | venture | investors | netscape | sold |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

Ten of the most awesome contextual advertisement fails for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the most awesome contextual advertisement fails for your viewing pleasure.

...sometimes the sophisticated matching technology goes awry, putting ads next to articles in ways that are just a little off. When this happens, the savvy denizens of the internet are usually there to capture the hilarity with a screengrab.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:52 AM | Tags (6) | advertising | fail | urlesque | contextual | matching | ads |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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