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Instant messaging etiquette

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday August 20, 2007 )

Have you ever barged in on an important meeting a co-worker pal was having with your CEO to let him know about a cool new video on YouTube?

Likely not as it isn’t a great career move – but in the world of IM communications, it happens all the time. (more…)


North Korea’s .kp TLD coming soon

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday August 17, 2007 )

North Korea has no active Internet top-level domain country code currently, but that might be about to change. (more…)


Wikipedia hijinx

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday August 16, 2007 )

I love Wikipedia and made my first contribution to the online encyclopaedia yesterday. Lots of people and organizations add and edit Wikipedia entries – even folks at the CIA and Vatican it seems. (more…)


Users consuming more content

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday August 15, 2007 )

According to the Online Publisher’s Association Internet Activity Index (whew), Internet users are spending far more time online engaged in content based activities than in previous years. (more…)


Domain renewal scams

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday August 14, 2007 )

Received an email or snail mail item from your registrar regarding your domain name renewal? – watch that it’s not a scam. (more…)


Self destructing email

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday August 1, 2007 )

Ever suffered sender’s remorse, that is, sent an email and wished it would self destruct before the recipient gets to it or that you could somehow bring the email back and reword it? Now you can. (more…)


Email junkies

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday July 31, 2007 )

I used to think perhaps I allowed email to have too much control over my life until I read the results of this survey. (more…)


Silver surfers go high speed

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday July 29, 2007 )

68% of all European “Silver Surfers”, who are those people online aged 55 or older, are now accessing the Internet via broadband and broadband adoption in this age group is increasing at a faster rate than the average European internet user. (more…)


The Semantic Web – Web 3.0

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday July 28, 2007 )

Hold onto your hats – Web 3.0 is closing in, aka The Semantic Web…. The whosit web? What’s this all about? (more…)


Startup capital and microloans

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday July 24, 2007 )

When you see the millions of dollars in grants, venture capital and loans floating around for online ventures, it can get pretty frustrating if just a few thousand dollars stands between you and your online dreams. (more…)