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A compact resource of Internet-based tools for information retrieval, interaction, and computer-mediated communication (human communication via computers.

Dec 19 2013

Heath Ledger’s death triggers net spike

Heath Ledger’s shock death caused one of the biggest internet spikes since the death of Steve Irwin in 2006, with news sites and search engines experiencing huge amounts of traffic.

Yahoo reported that four of the fastest moving search terms on its Buzz index were Ledger related, with searches on the quickest mover, “Heath Ledger”, sky-rocketing a staggering 110,285 per cent.

Dec 11 2013

Wikia Search gets luke warm reception

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Wikia Search, a potential rival to Google was launched yesterday but has already taken fire from Bloggers. Spawned from the co-founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales aim was to provide a search engine which internal workings were totally transparent to users and developers a like.

Dec 10 2013

Command Shift 3, the Hot or not of webdesign

Battle websites against each other in this ‘Hot or Not’ style interface. A great idea that introduces you to lots of new sites, not as involving as Stumbleupon, but then it doesn’t claim to be.

Its super fast, rapid fire voting system makes it easy to log on for a quick run through the latest sites out there.

Nov 26 2013

Top 10 most subscribed RSS feeds

According to Feedburner the Top 10 most subscribed RSS feeds to date are as follows:

Nov 24 2013

97 per cent of mobile network performance issues go unresolved

Actix, the recognized global leader for systems that enhance mobile network customer experience have revealed that resource constrained network engineers are only able to investigate three per cent of network issues every month!

Nov 17 2013

Impossible to get Dugg without a Digg Circle

It seems that if you haven’t got a ‘Digg Circle‘ going, or are not a well established Blog then you have very little chance of getting Dugg to the Home page these days. Only the sites which are already the big players have the power of making new Blogs and sites more powerful. Is it possible to get Dugg without a Digg Circle?

Nov 11 2013

Skype offers cheap Mobile Phone calls

Internet Telephony firm Skype, has just come up with a great wheeze to encourage people to sign up to its Skype Pro service. Low cost mobile / cellular calls with Skype to Go.