Economic and generational cycles have impacted the world of blogs significantly in the last few years, and we seem to be building walls around ourselves in an attempt to protect the remnants of a faded ecosystem.
Not only is nofollow unable to fight spam and messing up the value of links on the web, its not even conserving pagerank like most webmasters thought it was. Matt Cutts recently shocked the SEO world by announcing nofollow destroys link juice rather than conserving it and keeping it internal.
Content writers have increasingly threatened legal action against aggregators, and nofollow is a significant part of the widening rift. How does a legitimate social bookmarking site differ from a content scraping system? How is the traffic faring for those who balance the interests of content writers versus those who don’t?
Despite some high profile websites dropping compatibility support for IE6, chances are most of us will be stuck designing for it a while longer unless we want to give up a large chunk of total traffic volume. Who uses IE6 and why is it such a source of frustration for designers? Learn more about the nightmare browser here…
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Judges are active defenders of copyright laws – and even advocates of expanding the laws and making examples of offenders. How far can the government takes its crusade against the information revolution, and what part are judges and lawyers organizations playing in the conflict?
When the sky is falling, running around in a panic won’t solve a thing – but building a better roof or new foundations for your business is part of the evolutionary process we should embrace.