SiteMaps

Are you looking for a better way to get your site indexed? bq.In an encouraging act of collaboration, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft announced tonight that they will all begin using the same Sitemaps protocol to index sites around the web. Now based at “Sitemaps.org(What are Sitemaps)”:http://www.sitemaps.org/, the system instructs web …

Social Bookmarks

bq.The ability to save a URL has been around since Mosaic 0.2 but is currently experiencing a transformation as we learn more about the pages and content behind the pointers and share our findings with others through social networks. – “Niall Kennedy(Bookmarking and social sharing trends)”:http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/archives/2006/10/bookmark-search-social-sharing.html Today during lunch, I …

State of Search

Niall Kennedy has taken a look at where the cutting-edge in Search lies as far as “Audio(The current state of audio search)”:http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/archives/2006/10/audio-search.html, “Video(The current state of video search)”:http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/archives/2006/10/video-search.html, and “Images(The current state of image search)”:http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/archives/2006/10/image-search.html. I did find some irony in one statement, though. bq.The most reliable data comes from …

Netcast

Just two years ago, many people heard a word for the first time. bq.At the core is an activity they call podcasting, a really simple idea with powerful implications. – “Dave Winer(I’ve been lurking on the ipodder-dev list)”:http://www.scripting.com/2004/09/24.html#When:1:51:29PM And a revolution was born. But after Apple sent recently sent “a …

RSS Redefined

Back when Dan Libby created RSS, it meant “RDF Site Summary(Dan Libby’s Resume)”:http://dan.libby.com/resume/. Later Dave Winer changed it to the less-technical “Really Simple Syndication(All About RSS)”:http://radio.userland.com/allaboutrss. Apparently, though, this still isn’t simple enough for some people. bq.The technical acronym for RSS is “Really Simple Syndication”, an XML format that was …

Citizendium

Once upon a time, there was “Nupedia(Nupedia)”:http://nupedia.8media.org/. “Wikipedia(Wikipedia)”:http://www.wikipedia.org/ was a successor that attempted to improve on many aspects of the project. Now “Citizendium(Citizendium)”:http://citizendium.org/ is going to attempt to do the same thing to Wikipedia. Like “Michael Arrington(Does Wikipedia need to be fixed?)”:http://www.crunchnotes.com/?p=279 and “Eric Rice(Don’t you dare edit that Wiki!)”:http://www.ericrice.com/blog/?p=110, …

Mobizine

I hadn’t heard this term before. bq.Basically a Mobizine is a java application that runs on your cellphone and updates periodically with text, images, audio and video via a GPRS connection. As Steven describes them “kinda gimmicky, kinda cool…” and it seems like they’re the latest thing that certain magazines …

Invalidity in RSS

Right from the beginning, there has been “controversy(The case for simplicity)”:http://diveintomark.org/archives/2002/09/06/the_case_for_simplicity over RSS 2.0. And last time, I checked it seemed “more controversy(RSS feeds: valid, useful, or accurate?)”:http://thresholdstate.com/threshold/4163/rss-feeds-valid-useful-or-accurate was to be found. Have things got any better of late? bq.Over the past 7 days my team of volunteers at Podcast …