While Google is a terrific tool, it doesn't necessarily answer all our questions. What if you have a specific situation that needs a personalized response?
That's where websites like Quora and Stack Exchange come in. By combining aspects of forums, wikis, and social networks, these sites are trying to build human-generated, human-searchable arks of knowledge. Wired magazine had a terrific article on this:…Continue
Cameraman at USA Science and Engineering Festival.Photo: DeusXFlorida / Flickr Creative Commons
Journalism has gotten a bad rap lately, with print publications laying off reporters and going out of business. On the bright side, some tech-savvy…Continue
With Microsoft falling behind Apple and Google on the telecommunications front, their acquisition of Skype is a big attempt to catch up (see NY Times article).
How will Skype change after being taken over by Redmond? This quote gives a glimpse:
Microsoft, whose growth has been lagging, could find a lucrative revenue stream in selling…
Here's a good read for anyone job-hunting right now: 7 surprising trends that show what tech skills you need to succeed.
The findings are based on an analysis of data from Dice.com, a leading website for tech jobs. So the conclusions can be taken with a grain of salt, since it's not based…
Matt Cutts certainly needs no introduction to most industry pros: he's the head of Google's web spam team. In other words, he's the guy all the search engine optimization experts are trying to outsmart. Despite Cutts' exalted status, he freely shares advice through his blog, Twitter, and Google Webmaster Help videos.
SEER Interactive, an Internet marketing agency, pulled some screenshots from those videos and wrote…Continue
It's instructive to watch the various malicious bots troll through your server looking for vulnerabilities. Woe betide you if they find one! Even Wordpress.com has been hacked. Prior to that, at the beginning of this year, a significant number of stand alone Wordpress installations were hacked when their owners did not update to the newest security release.
Here's how you can recognize a malicious bot. If you are using Cpanel, go to "Error Log". You'll see a whole list…Continue