Making the world’s information searchable – not

Sometimes, having a great vision can backfire. Jeff Jarvis reports on a programmer who failed to get into Google, only to be approached by several other Google recruiters trying to hire him. Perhaps the information within Google wasn’t searchable, he suggests… Technorati Tags: GYM

BBC goes media neutral

The Beeb has combined its news teams to ensure that breaking stories make it to the earliest available platform, reports the AOP. Technorati Tags: editorial, puppy, TV

4 hour work week

I’m reading a very thought-provoking book called The 4-Hour Work Week, by Tim Ferris,. This was prompted by several recent blog posts from, among others Jeff Jarvis and Robert Scoble. I couldn’t put my thoughts better than Scoble: Tim Ferriss’ book, the 4-hour Workweek, is getting me to look at my life differently. I already […]

One laptop per child

The OLPC (one laptop per child) programme is rolling forward and Nicholas Negropronte is nearing his dream of an affordable laptop for the developing world. Forrester analyst Josh Bernoff has an interesting post about the potential implication of the project. Despite efforts by Microsoft and Intel, he has high hopes for the project. Technorati Tags: […]

Sky in Second Life

Sky News is the first news channel to broadcast from Second Life, the virtual community – report from AOP. Meanwhile, for those still not able to get their heads round the alternative world, Scoble has produced a four-episode video exploration of Second Life as a marketing medium. Technorati Tags: virtual reality, web2

Telegraph offers blogging

The Telegraph has launched a blog service offering readers a free personalised homepage, reports the AOP. Called My Telegraph it incorporates blogging facilities and an RSS reader and is being dubbed a “reader community”, by the site. It aims to be as simple as possible for the web neophyte. Technorati Tags: blogs, newspapers, online

Women dominant online

The AOP reports that young women are the dominant demographic online. Women aged 18-34 are the most prevalent demographic group, accounting for 18 per cent of all active online Britons, and more than one-fifth of all UK computer time, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. The 18-34 year old bracket including men and women accounts for 32 per […]

New look for Analytics

Google Analytics has a new interface – much cleaner and intuitive. You can still get access to the old style if you need it, but I think most will switch easily to new style. Technorati Tags: GYM, tools

Scoble on Engadget’s misadventure

Ex-Microsoft blogger (how he must hate that sobriquet) Robert Scoble posts sympathetically about Engadget. The tech blog posted a story about Apple iPhone and OS X delays which purported to come from an official Apple corporate email circular. Sadly for the blog, the email turned out to be a fake, Apple’s PR department was slow […]

Microsoft goes mashup

Popfly is a free online tool from Microsoft which enables even non-programmers to easily create mashups of web based services, says the official blurb. It’s not gong to be an officially supported product – just a sandbox for community experimentation. Is Microsoft finally beginning to get it? Who knows? Technorati Tags: GYM, mashups, tools