Question and answer content has been around on the internet a lot longer than the web. From the early days of usenet (and before that, on prehistoric technologies that came before my time) people have been asking experts for answers. You can’t fail to have noticed, however, that it has resulted in some of the lowest quality content on the web. For far too many questions, the ranking answer is Yahoo! Answers (or similar) that looks as though it was written by someone who found writing YouTube comments too intellectually challenging:
Keep My Opt-Outs is an extension for Google Chrome users who aren’t comfortable with personalization of the ads they see on the web. It’s a one-step, persistent opt-out of personalized advertising and related data tracking performed by companies adopting the industry privacy standards for online advertising.
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In our experience most infections find their way into your system by using Internet Explorer. We highly encourage our clients to use an alternative browser when possible.
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Came across this neat little browser add-on the a few weeks ago. Really great for saving pages to look at later, get design inspiration, or if you just want to capture part of a web page to send a friend.
IE Version = Get FireFox or Chrome
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RIM’s market share over the same period collapsed, dropping almost 5 points.
Apple’s iPhone share increased slightly, but is dead in the water and has now fallen way behind Android (in smartphones).
“No one likes to perform in a vacuum,” said Kevin Systrom, the chief executive of Instagram, a mobile photo-sharing application, which allows users to make comments about pictures. The more creative or striking a photograph, the more likely it is to attract favorable attention.
The feedback, Mr. Systrom said, can be slightly addictive. People using Instagram “are rewarded when someone likes it and you keep coming back,” he said. Whatever angst people may feel when they see someone else having a good time, he said, is probably exaggerated by the overall effect of so many new social data streams pouring into browsers and mobile phones at once. “We aren’t used to seeing the world as it happens,” he said. “We as humans can only process so much data.”
Of course, fear of missing out is hardly new. It has been induced throughout history by such triggers as newspaper society pages, party pictures and annual holiday letters – and e-mail – depicting people at their festive best. But now, Ms. Fake said, instead of receiving occasional polite updates, we get reminders around the clock, mainlined via the device of our choosing.
SHERRY TURKLE, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of “Alone Together,” says that as technology becomes ever more pervasive, our relationship to it becomes more intimate, granting it the power to influence decisions, moods and emotions.”In a way, there’s an immaturity to our relationship with technology,” she said. “It’s still evolving.”We are struggling with the always-on feeling of connection that the Internet can provide, she said, and we still need to figure out how to limit its influence on our lives. I asked Professor Turkle what people could do to deal with this stress-inducing quandary. She said she would tell herself to “get a grip and separate myself from my iPhone.”
Very exciting news this week as both Mozilla FireFox and Internet Explorer release the next versions of their browsers.
We have been beta testing for several months and are happy to say that both have made excellent strides in usability, increasing usable screen space, and most importantly security.
Our pick as always is still FireFox as it offers a faster browsing experience, excellent customization, and tons of add-ons to make your browsing, YOURS!
Here are the links to the latest downloads, we advise all of our clients to download and upgrade to the newest FireFox or IE9.
IE9 WARNING – If you are using websites that are critical to your business and which also rely on IE7/8 ActiveX scripting then you should not upgrade without seeking guidance from those sites. Generally, we have been told that any site which works in IE8 will function without issue in IE9.
- Fixed monthly IT expenditures.
- Remote backup for disaster recovery. (60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster.)
- On demand phone and remote support.
- Technology planning and implementation.
- Freedom to focus on your business, not your technology.