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Monday: August 31, 2009

Wikipedia to start color coding untrustworthy text.Wikipedia to start color coding untrustworthy text.

...the program assigns a color code to newly edited text using an algorithm that calculates author reputation from the lifespan of their past contributions. It’s based on a simple concept: The longer information persists on the page, the more accurate it’s likely to be.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:30 AM | Tags (6) | wikipedia | wired | colors | coding | trust | text |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

Five features that would be nice to see in a future version of Firefox.Five features that would be nice to see in a future version of Firefox.

Memory management, memory management, memory management. Did I mention memory management? Also, please fix the whole 'Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:07 AM | Tags (6) | browsers | features | firefox | interwebs | lifehacker | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

The fifty best websites of 2009 brought to you by TIME.The fifty best websites of 2009 brought to you by TIME.

Sadly, GLM has been snubbed again. Shocker.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:22 PM | Tags (4) | time | websites | 2009 | bestof |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yar, smooth sailing for Pirate Bay purchase may be nary long way off the port bow.Yar, smooth sailing for Pirate Bay purchase may be nary long way off the port bow.

Mr Pandeya said the unusual nature of The Pirate Bay did not sit comfortably with some Swedish bankers. 'You are not supposed to buy an illegal site,' he said. 'This is out-of-the-box thinking.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:42 PM | Tags (5) | downloads | piratebay | sale | torrents | trackers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The White House officially has a million plus followers on Twitter.The White House officially has a million plus followers on Twitter.

'What would you like to see more of from this feed? Photos? Quotes? Cowbell? Tell us @whitehouse.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:38 PM | Tags (6) | twitter | whitehouse | obama | interwebs | politics | marketing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twitter might be offering some premium services in the near future.Twitter might be offering some premium services in the near future.

Certified accounts, anayltics and some kind of 'commercial layer' can all be yours if you have the cash to pony up.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:41 AM | Tags (5) | twitter | premium | services | money | revenue |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Technical glitch allows for new cannibalistic line of grills at Sears.Technical glitch allows for new cannibalistic line of grills at Sears.

The goof, first reported by TMZ.com, listed any grill viewed by visitors to the company's Web site under the category of 'human cooking > Grills to Cook Babies and More > Body Part Roaster.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:22 PM | Tags (6) | babies | cannibals | glitch | grills | hack | search |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Movie theaters decide to scale back on printing show times in newspapers.Movie theaters decide to scale back on printing show times in newspapers.

This probably doesn't bode too well for the newspaper industry what with recent declines and all. Cancel your subscriptions! Abandon ship!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:49 PM | Tags (5) | decline | internet | movies | newspapers | showtimes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Have an Internet Addiction Disorder? There's a clinic for that over in Washington.Have an Internet Addiction Disorder? There's a clinic for that over in Washington.

The mission of this innovative program is to help adults, addicted to video games and the internet, detach from their high-tech distractions, find balance, and reconnect to the real world.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:47 AM | Tags (7) | addiction | center | clinic | health | internet | interwebs | life |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


New study finds that smaller online ads perform better than giant skyscraper ads.New study finds that smaller online ads perform better than giant skyscraper ads.

Don't you just love those ridiculous animated mortgage ads? The folks over at Miramax seem to as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:05 AM | Tags (6) | ads | advertising | animated | performance | research | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

The twelve most annoying types of Facebook users.The twelve most annoying types of Facebook users.

Combine dull status updates with shameless self-promoters, 'friend-padders' and that friend of a friend who sends you quizzes every day, and Facebook becomes a daily reminder of why some people can get on your nerves.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:43 PM | Tags (4) | annoying | cnn | facebook | users |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 250 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twitter may not be able to trademark the term 'tweet'.Twitter may not be able to trademark the term 'tweet'.

Turns out that there are already three companies with pending applications for that particular term, all filed before Twitter's formal application. Oh noes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:14 AM | Tags (6) | cnet | internet | interwebs | trademark | tweet | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 18, 2009

Find out which search engine you really prefer with a blind taste test.Find out which search engine you really prefer with a blind taste test.

An neat experiment to see happens when you remove branding from popular search engines.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:19 AM | Tags (5) | bing | blind | google | test | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: August 15, 2009

New study figures out that forty percent of Twitter is 'pointless babble'.New study figures out that forty percent of Twitter is 'pointless babble'.

Quite shocking.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:54 PM | Tags (5) | babble | cnet | pointless | study | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Five ways in which to spice up your Firefox sidebar.Five ways in which to spice up your Firefox sidebar.

Airplane pilots and World of Warcraft players alike understand how valuable it can be to get more information at a glance, and a small amount of tweaking can get your browser’s sidebar working to do just that.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:11 PM | Tags (5) | firefox | sidebar | tips | tricks | mashable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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