google vs. yahoo (interesting little visual)

November 5, 2007

Sometimes I find the most interesting things on the internet…

A cliché true, but I found this little google vs. yahoo comparison today. I’ve no idea
of its accuracy (but I would think it probably is), but a very neat little tool to compare results ranking for a particular term in yahoo vs. google.

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will portals win the social networking war?

October 23, 2007

Finally, some real contendors in aggregating social networking — a centralized spot to collect all of YOUR web 2.0 stuff! Isn’t it funny how there is all of this “stuff” and then the next step is to organize it and streamline it (sounds like cataloging, no)? Create the content and then organize it! 😉

Pageflakes has a lot of functionality in terms of creating a centralized social networking presence , plus the ability to pull in even more content. Unfortunately, every “page” that you create has the same url (here is my page). It would be better if you could create unique pages with unique urls.

Other options include spokeo, profilactic, profilefly, and even google might be getting into the act if socialstream ever goes public….and there is about a million more in the works, it seems. Socialstream looks promising as does profilactic. I’m not sure about profilefly.

Anyhow, a brief post about portals vs. social networking working sites:
http://www.micropersuasion.com/social_networking/

..and how to aggregate your social networking sites:
http://mashable.com/2007/07/17/social-network-aggregators/

Pageflakes Update: There IS a unique URL for a pagecast. I’m not sure if this functionality was nonexistent when I set those up (lots of enhancements since then) or if I just never ever found it! When logged in, go to profile (click on your login name to get to the profile), and there will be a list of all pagecasts, rolling over the pagecast name displays the URL. The unique URL does not appear when logged in on the pages, though. In pageflakes when logged in, you see all of your page/pagecasts as tabs. These tabs do not display as unique URLs (which makes sense in some ways, but in others, makes it less apparent that there is a unique url for each page/tab!) Thanks for the anon tip! Much appreciated!


Speed up your website!

October 6, 2007

For those of you who create websites, here is an interesting article about speeding up websites (and a free little tool, too!):

ySlow a firebug/firefox plug-in: 
http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow/
Most of the rules revolve around making sure the browser doesn't have
to work too hard to load and display your Web pages, particularly by
making maximum use of the browser cache. That's where your browser
stores bits and pieces of the Web pages someone downloads.
http://www.baselinemag.com/article2/0,1540,2197256,00.asp


5000 resources to do just about anything online

September 9, 2007

5000 resources to do just about anything online

I love mashable and I can’t possibly summarize everything in this article, but if you are looking for new things to do with your blog/website, or just to have a little fun on the ‘net, do take a look. You can find things such as 30 widgets for a wordpress blog, 70+ podcasting tools, 12+ twitter tools, etc. Lots and lots of wordpress stuff. 😉