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Forecasted Wireless and Web growth.
I came across an interesting report summary from a respected industry resource, and while the information is around 6 months old, it's still very interesting and demonstrates the continued rapid growth of the World Wide Web and associated technologies.
According to the Computer Industry Almanac, the total online population is set to double by the end of 2007 to over 1.4 billion users, with the most rapid growth experienced in Asia, Latin America and parts of Europe. Added to this staggering amount of people surfing the 'net in it's various forms, it is estimated that by the end of 2007, over 56 percent of people will access the Internet via cell phones and PDA's.
The wireless revolution is still in its infancy, and like the original tentative steps of the World Wide Web, the technology involved is fraught with problems, but many fortunes will be made and lost in these short years ahead by forward thinkers and entrepreneurs riding the wireless wave. Will we see a repeat of the incredible boom/bust environment of the traditional WWW applied to the wireless revolution. Yes, I think we will, greed has a terrible habit of creating selective memory.
Google launches news search
Google has expanded it's suite of services to included a fully automated fresh news search & spidering system that regularly checks over 4000 news sources around the planet.
So, how does this benefit those involved in the web development and marketing industry? Google has categorized their news search to assist with the refinement of results provided to users. For those involved with web development, there's specific categories for business and science/technology - it's a very convenient way to keep up to date with current trends in this rapidly changing online world. It's a great addition to their suite of services and Google News is updated continuously throughout the day - it's already saving me a great deal of research time! See it in action here:
(If you are going to use the script above, ensure you copy it to Notepad first)
Email harvesting software has become the best friend of every idiot in the world who believes that by collecting 30 million email addresses and then firing a message regarding the virtues of breast enhancement cream at them, they will become overnight millionaires.
An email harvesting program is the Darth Vader of Search Engines. The idiot (I mean operator) of the software only has to point it at a web site, click "Go" and the software will send out a spider to index all pages, searching for mailto: strings in source code that indicate an email address. Then, to add insult to injury, the software will follow links on the site to other sites and repeat the process. Not only does it result in a healthy swag of email addresses for the idiot, damn, I mean operator, but the owner of the web site may also have to wear an increased bandwidth bill as the harvesting software attempts to call any page on the site that can somehow be reached through following links on the index page.
Most of these email harvesters will also leave a footprint of a popular browser, and that makes it difficult to ban them from your site using the robots.txt file. For further information on banning specific spiders from your site, view:
So, now all I have to do is find the time to change 300 pages, implement a whole new set of email addresses and we'll be spam free again ;0). Guess I'll just keep hitting that delete button for a while...
If you want to add subject lines, cc addresses etc to your anti-spam email link, I came across a great free online generator here:
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