"In the future, the Internet is almost certain to look more realistic, interactive, and social—a lot like a virtual world"The Coming Virtual Web
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
New sites are coming up to tap into the oldest kind of social networks, this article highlights a few of them.
"Family Trees 2.0 A new crop of genealogy Web sites are designed to recharge the oldest social network in human history: the family."Family Trees 2.0
I guess, this had to happen sooner or later. Social Networks for the "really connected" seem to be the new craze (for those in the know) and you have to be "invited by an existing member" in order to join, sounds very exclusive to me! Read this BusinessWeek article for more.
"For the rich and well-connected who don't want to rub elbows with those who aren't, exclusive social networks pledge to keep out the riff-raff..."Way Too Good for Facebook or MySpace?
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I guess, this is okay for all those who are used to seeing ticker type info running along the bottom of their TV channels; but I wonder if it's going to intrude on the video content, leading to complaints from content providers.
"Google says it's ready to introduce a new kind of video ad. The ads will be like news tickers – appearing 15 seconds after a user begins watching a video clip, and run like an overlay on the bottom part of the screen. Google says users will feel like they are in control of what they're watching."NPR : Google to Embed Ticker-Type Ads in Video
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
More options for writers to get their work published.
"CreateSpace, which until last week was CustomFlix Labs, a company founded in 2002 and acquired by Amazon in 2005, today launched a print on demand book publishing service. The newly minted CreateSpace service line-up now includes print on demand books, DVDs, CDs, direct download video, audio books, and HD DVDs (Blu-ray coming soon). This puts Amazon in direct competition with Lulu, and to a lesser extent CafePress."Amazon Launches Lulu Competitor