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:: University Bans MySpace
04/28/2006 Del Mar College students now have
to use computers outside the school's system
if they want to visit the popular Web site MySpace.com.
The community college has blocked the site
in response to complaints about sluggish Internet
speed on campus computers.
An investigation found that heavy traffic
at MySpace.com was eating up too much bandwidth.
:: Web Award Nominations
04/27/2006 Nominations are open for the 2006 WebAwards. The 2006 WebAwards
will name the best Website in 96 industry categories.
Nominate a website today!
:: Google Paranoia?
04/26/2006 Anti-Google sentiment is on the rise.
Web pundits have tossed around monopoly theories
and privacy advocates have warned of a day of
reckoning. While Google has made friends on
Wallstreet, it has disappointed the technical
evangelists who were once its fiercest followers.
Google has grown into a big scary company and
web watchers are expressing their concerns about
the information Google gleans from their various
04/26/2006 According to Yahoo's blog on Monday
they updated the search engine:
We rolled out an index update last night.
As usual, you may see some changes in ranking
as well as some shuffling of the pages that
are included in the index. Those who follow
these weather updates may have noticed that
they are occurring more frequently; this is
the result of improvements to the indexing system.
The search community have not noticed any significant
changes as a result of the update.
:: Critical Elements to a Good
04/18/2006 Distributing a press release to editors
and news organizations is only half the battle.
Writing a press release that will be published
by the media is equally important. Press releases
are public relations opportunities. A well written
press release, can generate exposure in publications
that could be worth thousands in advertising
dollars, for a fraction of the cost.
04/11/2006 Shareware Promotions has launched a
new newsletter, aimed to give web marketers
the advantage over their competition. Read the
first issue of Competitive Edge.
:: The Downside to Web Solutions
04/11/2006 Just one day after issuing a press
release hailing its high uptime over the past
month, Salesforce.com suffered a serious crash
that left its hosted CRM service unreachable
for much of Thursday.
Salesforce.com's status page describes the
outage as beginning at 8:11 a.m. PDT yesterday,
and attributes it to a cache server overload.
Restarting the servers failed to resolve the
problem, dragging the fix time out beyond Salesforce.com's
initial estimates. Customer reports suggest
the outage lasted several hours.
04/11/2006 The core use for RSS is generally considered
news headlines and blog syndication, but innovative
businesses are learning to use RSS in different
ways. Consider RSS as a communication channel
that can provide current, targeted information
as it appears within a very targeted audience.