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OpenID to pave way for Web 3.0?


Some time ago, I tried OpenID. The end. Well, not quite. But I did manage to get an account set up with them, despite the trials & tribulations I went through at the time, and due in some part to the intervention of one of their support guys. The thing is, something like OpenID is […]


Tailgate, booBox in-page ecommerce


It’s one of those Golden Rules of web usability: don’t make the visitor click more than they need to. And so it goes that both Tailgate and booBox have gone beyond the simpler affiliate advertising model and created a new, more instant paradigm… In the case of Tailgate, their approach is to re-purpose existing screen […]


Virus risk as Apple iPhone goes Web 2.0


For all of the talk of “Walled Gardens” and proprietary development for the iPhone, the news of Apple making the iPhone a full-blown Web 2.0 citizen of the ‘Net just got breezed over for the most part. Well I have a theory about that… Some of the comments I read, scattered hither & thither around […]


Will everything on the web one day be free?


I ask this question because I think we may well be inching closer to a point where lots of web services will be free. I say free, but what I really mean is advert-supported. But that’s still free, isn’t it? I thought about making this into a huge analysis of a possible future free web, […]


Spock gets pinch on finding people


Be you the ardent journalist, the voracious researcher or the sweating voyeur, Spock really does apply some very lateral thinking to a common, logical problem. And the problem? Finding stuff about someone in particular on the ‘Net. Oh, you can just use Google for crap like that, surely? Well, yes. But if you’ve ever performed […]