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List of URL Shorteners Grows Shortener

One of the many URL shorteners has announced that it is shutting down in just under three weeks. Cli.gs has announced, via its blog, that it will no longer accept new URLs to be shortened as of October 25. It will also stop logging analytics. Cli.gs will still forward URLs…

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Tags: internet, social media, standards

Facebook and Google Want to Translate Your Site

This article was originally posted on evolt.org, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted evolt.org the right to use this article on their web site, and they are the only entity with the right to reproduce it. Translations for Facebook Connect Earlier this week…

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Tags: Facebook, g11n, globalization, Google, i18n, internationalization, L10n, localization, translation

Come See Me: October 6

I will be one of the panelists at the Business First Power Breakfast: Online Networks, this coming Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 7:30am at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Rd., Depew, NY 14043 (map below).From Business First:ONLINE NETWORKS – Facebook * Twitter * LinkedIn * YouTube – MAKE THEM WORK…

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Tags: social media, speaking

Microsoft Doesn’t Like Chrome Frame

As if anybody is surprised, Ars Technica reports that Microsoft recommends against Internet Explorer users installing Google Chrome Frame citing security concerns.As I blug (I like that better than “blogged,” for now) on Tuesday, Google Chrome Frame is a plug-in for Microsoft Internet Explorer that essentially instantiates the Chrome browser…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, Google, Internet Explorer, Microsoft

Google Chrome for Internet Explorer

This article was originally posted on evolt.org, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted evolt.org the right to use this article on their web site, and they are the only entity with the right to reproduce it. A Brief History of Time Spent on…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, Google, html, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, standards

Verified: Google Ignores Meta Keywords

In a post on the Google Webmaster Central blog today (Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking), Google has clarified its policy on meta tags and page rank. Those of us trying to protect our clients from SEO/SEM snake-oil salesmen are happy to finally have an…

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Tags: Google, SEM, SEO, standards

Corporate Social Media Policies

This article was originally posted on evolt.org, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted evolt.org the right to use this article on their web site, and they are the only entity with the right to reproduce it. Chris Boudreaux is the author of an…

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Tags: social media, standards

Three Good Site Search Articles

A List Apart has posted a triple threat today: three articles on site search and reporting.Testing Search for Relevancy and Precision by John Ferrara discusses relevancy testing and precision testing for your search results based on what users have searched for within your web site. He even provides a spreadsheet…

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Tags: analytics, search

Google Chrome 3 Released

Google has announced the release of Chrome version 3 (stable release). Given that it just celebrated its first anniversary earlier this month, it may catch up to Internet Explorer versions in no time.SpeedGoogle claims the latest release is faster — 150% faster in JavaScript performance since the first beta and…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, Google, html, standards

Twitter Updates ToS

On Thursday Twitter updated its Terms of Service. Much has already been said about how Twitter has confirmed that you as the author own your own tweets, but I was more taken with how Twitter made the new Terms easier to read for those of us who haven’t gotten a…

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Tags: social media, Twitter

Facebook Stalks Twitter

It’s been a busy day over at Facebook HQ. They have announced three new features/applications that are either influenced directly by Twitter or can be viewed as direct competitors to features of Twitter.@Replies in Status UpdatesA compelling feature of Twitter is the ability to either respond directly to another Twit…

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Tags: Facebook, social media, Twitter

Ning Apps Launch

Ning has announced today on their blog that Ning Apps have launched.We use the Ning platform to run the Ride for Roswell community site (RideConnect) and for the QuantumCMS forum (QuantumCMS is Algonquin Studios‘ web content management system, for which I am responsible, so go sign up with us). Having…

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Tags: apps, ning, social media

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