Wordpress 2.8.5 is out, and upgrading is the easiest way to keep your sites secure and running strong. Also, if you like trackbacks, you’ll like some of the bug fixes in this release.
Geocities will be shutting down this week after many years of providing a free hosting service. Sites like these helped influence the evolution of the internet toward a more social media, and as such, it will be missed by myself and many of the others who used it as a platform for early web experiments.
Any green shoots economists had spotted have frozen over by now. Economic news continues to disappoint and many government programs have delivered underwhelming results compared to what was initially implied.
Proper eating habits and a bit of exercise won’t put more hours in the day, but they can help you find the energy needed to accomplish a long list of tasks.
There’s only so much ambition and hard work you can fit in to a 24 hour time frame. Sometimes its good to reflect on the limits of your time and where priorities are assigned. Hopefully, I can get away with a bit less sleep for a while 😉
Once spammers get their foot in to the door of your comment section, they will attract more of their kind and give confidence to those who think they can score a spammy link from your blog. One way to cut down on the noisy submissions is to ensure that they never show up – not even for a minute!
Google says that webmasters don’t need control over SideWiki comments about their sites, but they’re exercising the ability to remove complaints about the service from their own pages.
Google SideWiki has been hailed as everything from a revolutionary approach to web democracy or an evil scheme to maximize pageviews. In reality, its a bunch of noise and nearly useless comments that doesn’t seem to attract much activity.
The FTC is making a whole lot of waves, but the ruling is symbolic and unclear. Not only will enforcement be next to impossible, but the guidelines themselves seem to ignore the realities of online marketing.
I have a hard time hating on scrapers – I usually end up thinking about how I benefit and feeling sorry for them instead.
The freemium business model isn’t some academic theory of a new economy, you can go play some quality online games based on that business model right now.
Americans are often afraid to advertise with controversy – and with good reason, considering the Puritanical roots of its nation. But this is the internet, and that means advertising to a more global audience… Sometimes the best way to be remembered is to create a controversy.
Marketing works, and that might be exactly why it annoys me from time to time.