Wednesday, June 4, 2008

My last post this semester...

As my last "monitored" post for this course I would like to say that I learned so many new things. Before I didn’t even know what Web 2.0 is and now here I am with dozens of posts each discussing a new idea about the commercial web.
So as my last post for this semester, I would like to say that hopefully I would be continuing with this blog or maybe start a new blog on my own. (Of course no offense Crystal:P)
I'm glad I chose this topic (Web 2.0) because everyday there's something new about it. I think there's still a lot to be improved in this web but since IT companies are working on it everyday it's going to make a difference, other than introducing the social networks...
Hope what I have written made you learn something new for I have sure learned a lot from this blog...


I hate blogging!!!

During this course I said a few times this phrase: "I hate blogging!!!"; because sometimes working on getting links and photos that are related to my posts is hectic. However; I think I found a solution to this problem.

Zemanta is a new tool that you can download to make blogging much more fun. It will help you find links, pictures, blogs... that are related to the topic you're dicussing in your post. According to an article I read Zemanta COO Bostjan Spetic said that the tool is pulling in links from a live index of 600 blogs which have been picked from multiple ranking sites, including Technorati. In addition to that listing, it's also pulling in another 400 popular news and entertainment sites like and The New York Times. Pretty cool huh?
Guess it's worth a try though I wish I knew about it from before it wouldve saved me alot of time; but I guess for now back to "I love blogging!!!"

P.S: Try the Demo so you can see for yourselves.


Extreme IT

You think your work life's stressful?

Lots of people would like to describe their jobs as being the boss and way too important. but there are IT professionals whose jobs really do put them on the front lines of a combat zone.. That's how life is described for military of U.S in Afghanastain and Iraq, Military are responsible for communications, networks, and IT system. even though its a desert, and war things where never complicated to the communicatons and networks. some interviews were made with several colonels, explaining that eventhough they where i a battle zone, they have complete network connectivity.EXAMPLE :

Fielden: I've been in Iraq eight months so far, and I'll be out here for four more. I'm the commanding officer of the communications squadron here, which is the home of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing. Our wing also comprises other units that are scattered throughout Iraq, and I play a role in ensuring command-and-control connectivity to our other Air Force locations.


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Even Web 2.0 needs good connections…

Web 2.0 isn’t too much different from Web 1.0, since you can retrieve information through both of them. The difference between them though is because of relationships!
It’s funny how in the old days restaurants never had self service nor did gas stations, but now most of them are due to development and the fast pace this century is going at. However; if we consider the web we’ll find the opposite method was followed. Before Web 1.0 was all about self service but now relationships is a must in order to create action and retrieve information. Also, before we used to have keywords, context... for a certain website but now we have users’ data and a billion links that would connect you to other users.
Web 2.0 = Sociability and as I mentioned in one of my previous posts Web 2.0 is all about the people!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Criminal : Music Piracy

In Brooklyn, N.Y a man was convicted of copyright as an act of infringing last week, Knowing that its the largest criminal that had been done in the United states.. Music Piracy. Barry Gitarts, 25, was convicted by a jury in federal court in Alexandria, Va., for his role in the so-called Apocalypse Production Crew, an online piracy group that specialized in stealing and disseminating not-yet-released music.
Barry is senteced for 5 years of jail and fine of $250,000.. Augest 08 his sentence will take place.. According to the prosecutor, Gitarts tried to install Linux software on his server in an attempt to delete his Windows applications and destroy evidence.
People Becareful, especailly the one in the states.. Piracy is a real crime, I hope others will learn from this case and take it serious and stop pirating material from the internet.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Web 2.0 like “Swiss Cheese”???

Yeah I know this sounds weird. But I read an article about Web 2.0 and how it’s unreliable. I’m sure you’ve all experienced unexplainable log outs from Facebook or 404’s from YouTube and so on... I’m not trying to discriminate any of these really respectable social networks, but I’m trying to explain that this is a serious problem facing Web 2.0. I’m going to explain this issue in a pretty simple way: Lets say you have a room that fits usually 50 boxes and all the sudden you put a 1000 boxes in it. That’s exactly what companies using Web 2.0 are doing(making it full of wholes/flaws). A huge number of consumers are using the network that even if they have a prepared infrastructure still it won’t be able to deal with such a huge quantity of users. That’s why Facebook borrowed 100 million dollars to backup its servers to be able to handle this kind of mass usage.
I don’t know if they’ll find a final solution for this, cause I think they’ll have to add server farms everyday if the users’ appetite towards Web 2.0 keeps growing at this pace…

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Facebook Security Problem

Facebook is not really safe, As a researcher found out that security problem Facebook could lead to hackers taking contorl of user accounts. Hacker's can create fake log -in page and steal user's passwords!! A cross-site scripting vulnerability can let an attacker display data from another Web site or run malicious code, which can compromise user data on the targeted Web site.
Crystal :)

Friday, May 23, 2008

India here we come...

BlogCampPune is a free unconference created by bloggers, for bloggers, about blogging... It is going to take place June 16 in India. A blogcamp will start from a white board, starting from scratch, and all participants/bloggers are supposed to participate. Despite the fact that BlogCampPune is going to be in india everybody can be part of it (via Skype, YouTube...) There is going to be blogging of all kinds; video/photo/...blogging!!!
I guess this is our (bloggers) opportunity to improve our daily bestfriends, our blogs, which have become part of us.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Search the Web in 3D!!!

SpaceTime is a new 3D browser that suits the Web 2.0 demand today. This new browser spares you time and space. Since most of us use the web intensively, SpaceTime is something we should be considering...
Instead of being lost and frustrated by opening a billion thumbnails and windows, this browser allows you to utilizes the space between each web page and thus facilitates you to view multiple web pages at the same time. Imagine you'll be able to open Ebay pages, Facebook... and you wouldnt be confised by the windows popping up in your face using all this space and making your pc go slower and slower and...
I'm downloading SpaceTime right now; I think you should give it a try too...


Monday, May 19, 2008


What is SpinBox? it s a trakcing system tool that track the online campaign it gives us a real time report on the impresisons delivered. In other words, it's an internet appliance
that simplifies the changing of our Web advertising and content. SpinBox was built for speed, presenting visitors to the Web site with targeted, rotating content at up to 35 million times a day. With the product's intelligent targeting, your content and ads receive optimum exposure and its real-time, Web-based, graphical reporting allows monitoring of all activity.