Skip to content. Adrian Roselli Consultant, Writer, Speaker

All Posts

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…

Posted:

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…

Posted:

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…

Posted:

Tags: apps, ning, social media

Facebook Doesn’t Make You Smarter, Rigorous Research Does.

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. Yesterday Mashable.com posted an article titled “Psychologist:…

Posted:

Tags: Facebook, rant, social media, Twitter

Google Chrome Turns 1

The Google Chrome blog has announced today that Chrome has officially turned 1 year old. In the regular world of software development, that might not be too long, but Google is quick to point out what they have done in just 1 year (I left their links intact):51 developer releases,…

Posted:

Tags: browser, Chrome, Google

Google Chrome Pre-Installed on Sony PCs

Google cut a deal with Sony’s PC division to distribute Chrome as a pre-installed browser on their Vaio PCs. Google claims to be in talks with other computer makers. Google has supposedly discussed distributing Chrome with RealPlayer and is also talking about TV commercials.It looks like Google might be making…

Posted:

Tags: browser, Chrome, Google, Sony

Opera 10 Released

Opera 10, the web browser of the niche user, has been released today (on schedule). Among the new features is something called Turbo, which “uses compression technology that provides significant improvements in browsing speeds over limited-bandwidth connections.” I guess this means I should try it at the cafe on those…

Posted:

Tags: browser, Opera, standards

‘Superfriends’ Raise HTML5 Concerns

The self-proclaimed ‘Superfriends’ have come out with a positive note supporting HTML5 that is actually a cover letter to their significant concerns over some issues they and others have been raising for quite some time now. Their list of concerns crosses off the issue that’s been raised with the time…

Posted:

Tags: html, whatwg

Contribute to HTML5

Listen, if I’m going to start a blog on web development some 15 years after I actually started web development, I really need to accept that all the furor of debating HTML has long since passed me by. But wait – I am proven wrong! In case you are a…

Posted:

Tags: html, W3C, whatwg, xhtml

Plug-ins Getting Unplugged from IE

Many of you may already be aware of the Eolas Technologies lawsuit against Microsoft for patent infringement as reported on News.com. It is perhaps the only time the general web community hasn’t been rooting for the little guy to win out over Microsoft. For those who don’t know, the short…

Posted:

ICANN Moves .org Away from VeriSign

This Saturday, the .org top-level domain (TLD) will no longer be privately managed. With VeriSign’s contract with ICANN for management of the .org TLD ending December 31, 2002, ICANN put management of the new registry out to bid and has chosen the Internet Society (ISOC) / Public Interest Registry (PIR)…

Posted:

On Safari

So you’ve been wondering what all the hubbub is about this new browser that Apple has released, right? I bet you’re thinking to yourself, “oh dear, even more browsers in which to test.” Well, you’re right, it is a new browser to test, but it’s eerily familiar to many of…

Posted:

Search icon Used in the search form as a button. Search icon Used in the search form as a button. Information icon Lower-case 'i' in a circle. Checkmark icon Symbol showing a checkmark. Alert icon Exclamation mark within a triangle.