Weekly digest of week 39 2010

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New Rules for the New Economy For the first time we have technology naturally suited for a size smaller than mass and greater than the self The future of web standards Contrary to popular opinion, the phrase ‘Web 2.0’ was not coined by Tim O’Reilly and did not, originally, refer to web applications like Facebook […]

  • New Rules for the New Economy
    For the first time we have technology naturally suited for a size smaller than mass and greater than the self
  • The future of web standards
    Contrary to popular opinion, the phrase ‘Web 2.0’ was not coined by Tim O’Reilly and did not, originally, refer to web applications like Facebook and Twitter that enable Muggles, er, non-web-professionals, to share information online.
  • Spammers Hire CAPTCHA Solvers for Dirt Cheap
    CAPTCHA, or those boxes of distorted text that appear on many websites before you perform key functions like commenting or editing wikis, may be annoying for users to deal with, but they’re a partial shield against a web dominated by spam.
  • Social Bulimia
    Nearly every day, someone tells me about a love affair with a social media service gone sour. Whether Facebook, Twitter, Gowalla or Foursquare, the story is always the same: At first, you’re infatuated, finding delight in every new thing you learn about your love.
  • The world now has half a billion fixed broadband lines
    In the third week of July 2010 the world passed a significant broadband milestone, half a billion lines are now installed in households and businesses globally.

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Rick Mans is a social media evangelist within Capgemini. You can follow and connect with him via Twitter or his personal blog

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