Sunday, 27 June 2010

Website Pronunciation (onion award)

Goes to netlog wey   - I just deleted my account.

In their eagerness to get new users signed up, the system uses MSN Live data, imports all your msn contacts, and sends them a message suggesting that they also sign up to netlog. I am about to contact their tech support and have all the invites withdrawn with an apology. If it is not forthcomming, I will start finding something nasty to say about a website which is probably just another innocuous social web. I mean there layouts are nice and clean, some of their advertising is a bit off the beaten track, but the features and all are tempting to start using... if only they had not turned me into a spammer with just one click.

This is not this weeks only onion award - Orange mobile UK may be up for one on monday -which technically makes it next week, but the mess (if Orange did at all, indeed cause it) did start on thursday.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

The Internet is not flat

Since I was interrested recently in working at Google (if I could be so lucky) I had a look at the map of sites, and you can too - interresting how Google have offices predominately in the Northern hemisphere, where most of the content, traffic and customer base are all together.
Check the map out for yourself on their Jobs page .
I have just wasted 1 hour searching for an internet traffic density map, but all I could find is a resonably low contrast intantaneous map, which is clearly time sensitive - but here it is.

You can study it more closely here - the point is the internet is happening in the Northern hemisphere - not fair at all. But it all points in the same direction, much like having a TV arial on your roof points to you having a set?