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World Wide Web’s 20th Birthday

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday March 15, 2009 )

Just over 20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee submitted his paper ‘Information Management: A Proposal’. His boss said it was “vague, but exciting” – and Mr. Berners-Lee was allowed to proceed with his research – which became the World Wide Web. (more…)


Spam trends

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday March 3, 2009 )

MessageLabs recently released their monthly Intelligence report outlining some of the latest email threat trends for February 2009. It certainly seems the spammers aren’t giving up and still have a few tricks up their sleeve. (more…)


The use of urgent flags

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday February 23, 2009 )

Do you use the urgent flag on email liberally? You may find it counterproductive. (more…)


Over 1 billion served..online

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

A milestone was quietly passed in December 2008 – over one billion Internet users served during that month. (more…)


Facebook matures

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday February 10, 2009 )

.. not so much in terms of how long it’s been around, but the age of users Facebook is attracting. Like MySpace before it, Facebook is experiencing an influx of the mature members. (more…)


Australian bushfire appeal

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday February 9, 2009 )

I love my country – its harshness somehow adds to the beauty; but the bushfire emergency of recent days has reaffirmed in me just how deadly it can get here.. and so quickly. (more…)


Marketing Wisdom 2009

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday February 7, 2009 )

Looking for some inspiration? Marketing Sherpa’s Marketing Wisdom 2009 might have some ideas for you – and it’s a free download. (more…)


Offline GMail Launched

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday January 30, 2009 )

Webmail is great – unless you aren’t connected to the Internet. In a step that is blurring the lines between desktop email client software and webmail, Google is experimenting with an offline version of its Gmail service. (more…)


The Printed Blog

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday January 23, 2009 )

We’re certainly used to seeing offline ventures increasingly going online; but this concept takes something uniquely online back into the offline world. (more…)


Thumbnail patent lawsuit

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday January 4, 2009 )

Using thumbnails on your web site? Watch out. Straight from the “you’ve got to be kidding me” file contained in the “only in America” folder comes this little ripper from the US legal world; where law, justice, fairness and ethics are often entirely different beasties. (more…)