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Blogging and accountability

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday July 20, 2006 )

Ah, a keyboard, a blog, half a dozen whiskeys. It’s a recipe for disaster for many bloggers in relation to their employment – and sometimes the whiskey isn’t even required :) (more…)


Podcast consumption statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday July 14, 2006 )

New research states that just over 9 million online adults in the USA have downloaded an audio podcast and 5.6 million a video podcast during a recent 30 day period. (more…)


Vishing – VOIP phishing scams

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday July 11, 2006 )

I guess nothing is sacred or untouchable to the bottom feeders of the web. It was only a matter of time before VOIP (Voice Over IP) was exploited by phishers. Welcome to the newest trick in the fraudster bag – “vishing”. (more…)


No more updates – Windows 98/Me

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday July 5, 2006 )

There’s reportedly around 70 million computers worldwide still running licensed copies of Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (ME). That’s at least 70 million PC’s that are going to be without security updates from next week. (more…)


Spam statistics – June 2006

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday June 30, 2006 )

Image spam, emails containing no text but just a .gif or .jpg image, has grown from less than 1% in June 2005 to over 12% this month (more…)


Teenagers – online activity

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday June 13, 2006 )

Over a third of teenagers aged 13-17 years spend three hours or more per day online (outside of school) according to a recent survey and in the 4 hours per day group, the gals outpace the guys (more…)


The online life of Generation Y

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday June 9, 2006 )

As with Generation X, there’s some debate as to the timespan that Generation Y covers, but it appears to be generally agreed upon that it applies to those people born between 1977-1994. This means that those born earlier in the period could also be identified as (more…)


MySpace Pt. 5 – tracking sequel

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday June 2, 2006 )

The MySpace Profile Tracker issue continues to stir up all sorts of reactions, from those who fruitlessly seek such an application, to striking fear in the hearts of those who feel they may be tracked. (more…)


Online freedom of speech

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday May 31, 2006 )

Amnesty International have taken the fight for freedom of speech online a step further by launching Irrepressible.info. It’s not just a petition against governments who curtail online activities (more…)


Social networks growth/stickiness

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday May 20, 2006 )

A recent report on social networking examines the spectacular growth and stickiness of the most popular services. Stickiness is a term referring to the ability of a site to retain clients, members or visitors and to have them (more…)