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IAB and ANA oppose new gTLD’s

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday August 17, 2011 )

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has added to the call for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to put a stop to its plans to allow for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLD’s). (more…)


“Microsoft” scammers take to the phones

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday August 13, 2011 )

I know of two people who have been affected by this scam recently, so I thought I’d make mention of it. (more…)


Google Effects On Human Memory

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday July 17, 2011 )

Nearly 4 years ago, I mentioned my failing short term memory and questioned if my reliance on the Internet was part of the cause rather than perhaps a case of early onset Alzheimers. A recent study shows the former may be the case. (more…)


Social networking and our lives

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday June 19, 2011 )

It only seems like yesterday Facebook was a closed shop and MySpace ruled the roost. Things have changed, as has the impact of social networks on our lives generally. (more…)


Facebook send button feature

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday May 8, 2011 )

Just over a week ago, Facebook launched a new feature site owners can integrate into their content – the send button; to complement (rather than replace) the “like” button. (more…)


Rise of the search engine machines

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday April 23, 2011 )

Imagine a search engine algorithm that refined itself without much in the way of human intervention. I kept having flashes of 800 series cyborgs as I read about this :). (more…)


Google Offers Daily Deals

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday April 22, 2011 )

If you can’t buy ’em.. build something similar. That’s what Google has done in order to enter the daily deals space. (more…)


Evil Google shareholders

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday April 17, 2011 )

Perhaps Google needs to clue in some of its shareholders on the company’s “don’t be evil” motto. (more…)


Facebook comment plugin – troll killer?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday April 10, 2011 )

Is Facebook’s comment plugin a way to help stomp troll comments or perhaps kill conversation generally – or a bit of both? (more…)


Google introduces domain blocking

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday March 12, 2011 )

We all have sites we love to hate (or just plain despise) for many and varied reasons. Google has rolled out a feature that allows you to block domains in search query results. (more…)