I've always thought of Instagram as another photosharing site, but not a place where the users post pictures of cats and their credit cards. Given that I'm not a fan of posting every photo I might have taken to the 'net at large, I hadn't signed up for an account there.
This post is a compilation of links I've been reading, with my responses.
There have been remarkably few car analogies in what I've been reading. Shocking, I know.
The Public is Right to Be Cynical of Internet Usage Regulators [ Globe and Mail ]
This decade has seen a lot of absurd arguments: obvious problems that bigcorps try to spin out of the way.
I'm confident that the most absurd one of all is that "Net Neutrality Laws are Unnecessary".
The notion that companies who sell internet connections to the public will all 'do the right thing' and not selectively censor and/or slow internet traffic that they: a) Disagree With, b) competes with their other business unit is utterly ridiculous nonsense. Of course they will. It's more profitable for them to do so.
Dalhousie University launches a new website tomorrow. They've got a preview on the linked article. For the first time in half a decade, it looks good. But what made this blog-worthy was a quote:
This is part one of a series in Creating the Modern Website: You can find part zero here, which outlines the goals of the series and materials that I'll cover. This part covers the fundamental elements of modern websites and how they differ from websites designed in the past.
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Reasons for this Series
There are many old website still on the web. Many but not all are bad: some are just old and tired.. Perhaps you're reading this because....
With every new Internet explorer release, Microsoft makes many statements concerning their 'commitment to the web'. It's not true. While reading a TechCrunch story, the computer program that everyone refers to as 'Internet Explorer' or 'IE'
iswas called Microsoft Internet Explorer. That's fine: it's a bit long-winded, but it's fine to put the name of the company that makes it in the name of the software.
A while ago -- at approximately the same time -- Facebook and Digg both started using a 'Navigation Bar' plopped at the top of all their outgoing links. Anyone who will remember the late 90's on the web will find this tactic familiar. Why is it annoying? Because it steals traffic, that's why.