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A reputation nightmare

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday April 17, 2009 )

The old saying goes the pen is mightier than the sword, but in the online world, a video camera is probably the more modern equivalent. The recent Dominos incident is another good example of why we need to closely monitor our online reputations. (more…)


Spam’s carbon footprint

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday April 16, 2009 )

While the meat product would likely have a sizeable carbon footprint, email spam doesn’t get off lightly either. (more…)


97% of email is spam: Microsoft

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday April 10, 2009 )

According to Microsoft, over 97 percent of e-mail messages sent over the Internet are unwanted. (more…)


AP gets tough on content reproduction

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday April 8, 2009 )

As old media continues to suffer an often undignified demise, one of the world’s oldest and largest newsgathering organizations is about to come out swinging against content theft. (more…)


Spam rebounds

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday April 5, 2009 )

After a major spam platform was taken out last year, it seems the spammers have regrouped and our favorite form of email on the rise again. (more…)


The end of Encarta

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday March 31, 2009 )

Growing up, I was privileged to have a set of Funk and Wagnalls encyclopedias thanks to my parents. While the F&W’s weren’t as costly as Brittanica, they still weren’t cheap by any means – my parents had to work hard to provide me with that resource. The volumes also took a up a lot of space, pretty much a full bookshelf by the time the yearly world books were added. (more…)


Firefox – not so secure

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday March 27, 2009 )

Back in my Moz/Firefox hating days, one of the points I used to argue the most was the “it’s more secure” fanboy cry. (more…)


Facebook statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday March 25, 2009 )

Just a year or two ago, I might have been rattling off some MySpace statistics (MyWho?); but as Facebook is the golden-haired child of the moment, lets take a peek at some of their numbers. (more…)


Australian online censorship controversy

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday March 19, 2009 )

A web site that reportedly published a list of links to sites which will be banned to Australian users under a new government filtering scheme is causing all sorts of controversy locally and overseas. (more…)


Internet, economy claims newspaper

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday March 17, 2009 )

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer will roll off the presses for the last time today after 146 years in operation. (more…)