Archive for ‘Web & Technology’

Control the ads you see with ‘Mute this Ad’

Google have recently announced that they are introducing a ‘mute this ad’ button for ads on their Google Display Network.

How To Mute

The ‘mute this ad’ button will be in the form of a small [x], which will appear beside display ads. …

 

Curiosity landing on the Red Planet

The Mars Science Laboratory – The NASA rover Curiosity will land down on Mars on Monday, August 6, 2012, as estimated today at 3:31am AEST. This mission, lasting one Martian-year (98 Earth weeks),  is of both scientific and human significance.  …

 

Visualizing Small Arms & Ammunition Import / Export

Demo of the latest Chrome experiment which allows you to see global small arms and ammunition trade in an interactive 3D environment.

“The tool was produced by Google’s Creative Lab team in collaboration with theIgarape Institute. More than 1 million data points on imports and exports of small arms, light weapons and ammunition between 1992 and 2010 and across 250 states and territories across the world were provided by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) small arms database.

 

Google+ Event Theme Template

Check out the theme image for our Google+ event. Neat huh? Well, it wasn’t always that well-balanced.

Hangout Neat

Current Layout

This is what we started with and then realised that too much is being cropped and shoved around:

Hangout Messy

Past Layout

The trick was in finding the right template so the image fits within the event page smoothly.…

 

Update to the Google Cache Disclaimer

Google have added a tip to its disclaimer on cached versions of a webpage:

“Tip: To quickly find your search term on this page, press Ctrl+F or ⌘-F (Mac) and use the find bar.”

Searched terms are still highlighted on the page, but could this be a sign that may be removed in the not too distant future?…

 

Alternative Open Source Platforms

Open source platforms have become very popular today. It is very clear that it is not only the price of these solutions that make them an attractive choice for businesses and organizations. Quality open source systems have become popular because of the countless benefits they can give to users.…

 

Server Wars II: Attack of the Clouds

Storage has always been a static concept. Whether you are looking to put away those ancient vinyl records or decade old annual reports, storage has been viewed as a tiresome necessity dressed in a guise of unimportance. However, the growth of online storage devices is not only providing new options, but seeking to change the way we envision and use storage.…

 

Open Linked Data, DBpedia, Serendipity, and the Future of Web – Interview with Kingsley Idehen

Being a Semantic Web, Open Linked Data, Open Source enthusiast, and at some point the contributor to the AP for the FOAF and other metadata standards, recently I had an opportunity to talk with Kingsley Idehen on his current projects,  views on the use of the Web technologies, Open Linked Data,  WebID, serendipity, and certain aspects of the Internet that influence our everyday lives.

 

Google Experiments With Share Button In Search Results

Experimental Share Buttons

Google’s Sean Liu announced today that they would be rolling out a new experiment to show a ‘Share’ link in Google search results in place of the +1 button. The new button would allow users to add a comment about a site and why they find it useful then share it either publicly or with circles and post to Google+ streams.…

 

Smart Link Building With Referrer Traffic

Referrer traffic monitoring. A great tactic for building good links which won’t harm your website.

New link and old links hitting the target

This one is real nice and easy, and everyone can do it. The chance is, your website likely already earns real natural links (if it doesn’t then you may have to look at what you’re doing wrong with your content anyway).…

 

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