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Search Engines to kill comment spam?


As a ‘blogger, you come to expect comment spam. Such things are part & parcel of ‘blogging. As a ‘blogger however, what we don’t want is for comment spammimg to become an industrial-scale process. But maybe we could expect to find salvation in a very unusual but very visible source? If we assume that the […]


Scientific advancements of the future


So the question was: what do you see as amazing scientific advancements during our lifetime that our grandchildren (or even children) will take for granted? This gem of a question surfaced on the Science Junkie forum on StumbleUpon, posed by Cindy Chesley (a.k.a. AstroGirlBunny) And as all good questions do, they inevitably get me thinking… […]


Social networks for the real world


Society may have come full circle. For some, not a moment too soon. But while old-fashioned values like love thy neighbour might well be on the return, for those that remember those Halcyon days the first time around, there’s this barrier called the Internet to contend with… As purely incidental as the comment was to […]


Second Life businesses on life support?


Wherever people gather in sufficient numbers, the unwritten rule is, there’s money to be made out of them. And so it goes that within the virtual world of Second Life, with enough people, the money should flow, right? Currently, that’s not entirely been the case for those business currently in residence, though enough have tried […]


Will advertising ever not be annoying?


Eventually, the TV channels got smart. So when you walk out of the room during the adverts, they pumped up the volume. Why? So you can still hear the adverts while you’re in the kitchen making a cup of tea. It’s a power struggle – the advertisers and the channels are trying to poke the viewer in the eye as a way of curing our increasing ‘ad-blindness’, which is no cure at all…