Film Makers Don’t Get the Internet Picture

You would have thought, wouldn’t you, that those creative types based in Hollywood would be really switched on when it comes to new technology like the Internet. But they are not. In spite of a few examples, such as the Blair Witch Project, film makers in Hollywood have yet to … Read more

CISCO has new virtual meeting tool

CISCO, the technology company, has just launched a new virtual meeting tool which it hopes will replace typical video conferences links. The product competes directly with Hewlett Packard’s “telepresence” technology which some people say is so realistic they even try to shake hands with people in the meeting. These new … Read more

Internet success depends on flexibility

Yesterday I was running a workshop on blogging where I pointed out that you should include an email address in all articles you publish. That way, I argued, you can get to know exactly who is interested in your information. If you only included a link to your web site, … Read more

Top websites are not always the best

An interesting comparison of highly ranked web sites reveals some interesting findings. The researchers looked at the top 10 web sites for helping people lose weight. They then analysed the quality of the material offered on those web sites. The Mayo Clinic, for instance, ranked 9th in terms of web … Read more

Miami teachers exploit Internet for education

It was great to read that teachers in Miami are exploiting the Internet and modern technology to help teach children. According to the Miami Herald newspaper one art teacher is using blogging to engage more with children in classes. Another teacher has started using iPods to deliver digital content to … Read more

Your web site will need GPS facilities

New market research suggests location based services are going to take off in a big way. According to the research published in eMarketer, the current 12 million subscribers to location based services will skyrocket to more than 300 million in the next five years. Location based services mean you integrate … Read more

Google and the YouTube deal

So, Google has bought YouTube for $1.65 billion. Wow! In case you don’t know, YouTube is an online video sharing web site. You can post your home videos up there and anyone can have a peek at them. So why is Google that interested in YouTube? Advertising. Pure and simple. … Read more

Internet jargon still baffles users

Internet users are confused by the jargon surrounding them. Research from Nielsen/NetRatings shows that people are buying new technology and are using it, but have significant misunderstandings because they are faced with so much jargon and “geekspeak”.  According to the research Internet users have little idea what “podcast” means and … Read more

The Internet really appeals to the young

A couple from Lincolnshire, UK, had the surprise of their life this week when they found their three-year-old son, Jack, had bought a car from E-bay. And it was not just any car; it was a £9,000 bright pink Nissan Figaro. Luckily, the seller saw the funny side and didn’t … Read more

Internet crime hits home users the most

Internet criminals are targeting home users because they are easy prey. A new report by Symantec shows that attempts to hack into personal details have gone up by 81% in the past year. Many of these criminal acts succeed, as do the spam emails that we all get. They succeed … Read more