web (tag)

Web 2.0 doesn’t exist

Well, the expression exists. There it is: “Web 2.0”. But as a concept, it’s almost like talking about “Onion 2.0” just because you now do pickles differently.

I remember Andrew Keen and his position regarding this phenomena. His criticism is totally valid as long as you start with assuming that “Web 2.0” actually exists. The name itself invokes criticism. Put aside this assumption and you’ll find yourself actually talking about criticizing large scale mediocrity and large scale deification of mediocrity,  which is historically unprecedented.

Continue reading

Types of ad consumers on the web

AdsenseOr, types of “victims” you can pick when advertising on your website. I’m talking about advertising that requires positive action in the form of clicks, and about who you should target with it so that the clicks will abound.

1. The Confused

It’s that (third world country) guy who just found about the “internets” from his coworkers or his own children, and goes online from his work computer, or his child’s. He’s fascinated and confused, distrusting, yet enthusiastic. He’s so candid he’s attracted by strong colors and likes sites looking as Yahoo! did ten years ago. He is utterly incapable of discerning between a link and some underlined text, let alone a link and a link within an Adsense ad. He can be an extraordinarily bright individual, but he’s simply illiterate when it comes to online culture. He’s the ideal victim for Made For Adsese (MFA) websites and one of the best for online advertising generally.

Continue reading

The thing about personal development

It’s so damn personal!

However stupefying this may seem, in light of all recent technological advances, personal development remains so darned personal.

Self betterment is still so much about the actual “self”. “Personal” and “self” continue to be the keywords here. Who’d have thought that with all this technology we’d  still have to take personal development personally? Shameful.

There are over seventy seven hundred million results for “personal development” in Google search, and over forty three hundred for “self development”. People obviously have an need to discuss it, mainly teaching it to others. Which is utterly absurd, to put it mildly.

Continue reading

Micro-blogging

Public micro-blogging is exactly the crap that was missing for an even more irrelevant web in an even more hysterical world.

Who doesn’t need such useful information and insight:

11:45 just crapped. you?

11:46 http://youtu.be/plWnm7UpsXk

11:47 wiped ass. you?

11:48 forgot. any one knows what’s a kundera?

And this is the mankind you get high hopes about. If you’re a raging lunatic, maybe.

Instead of private blogging, how about, hm, email? Or IM, maybe? Nah, those are so passeé, darling.

Continue reading

News intoxication

No one knows it better than the sufferer, the recovering sick man I speak for.

reddit, digg it, fave it, share it, tweet it, blog it, ping it, track it back, IM it, mail it. Track it, don’t let it slip. Scan both ways, hunt it high & low, stay informed, breath it in, fill yourself up.

Is it raining? Sunny skies? Millennia? Has it been millennia?! No matter, where was I? Ah, yes! digg it, reddit, blog it, tweet it! Nothing, on nothing, a rich lady whore, an imbecile cop, a thousand corrupt politicians, two dead, four explosions, a hundred wounded, Huffington Post, a singing whore, iPod, the new iPod, meme, Techmeme, boing2, red carpet, Bond, aggregator, the lich king!! Two hundred thousand corrupt politicians, oil, Amazon, green, eco, Prius, RSS, puppies,  chihuahua, high velocity projectiles, Python, web 2.0, Google, “I love you”, choose payment method.

Continue reading

Link-backs

Short version

Those funny looking comments you may find on your pages, with the author having a small icon to the left, those are pingbacks. You’re able to moderate them just like you would any ordinary comments.

After you’ve published an article, just hit “Ping!” in the article admin interface. Have no fear. That’ll just send pings to all links in your article (actually, to certain pages of all servers hosting content that you have linked to, but stop… this is the “short version”, after all).

Continue reading