By Mark O’Neill
If you’re an avid Twitter user, you might from time to time find it difficult to keep track of who is following you. I personally only have a couple of hundred people following me and I don’t religiously follow everything that they all say (not that I’m rude, I just don’t have the time). But if you’re a really heavy user with a couple of thousand people following you, you might find it difficult sorting through everyone. You might also miss a good message or two. That’s where CrowdStatus comes in to mix things up and make things interesting.
By Mark O’Neill I am closely monitoring an online conversation today over a Twitter user’s decision to sell his account on eBay. This has raised the following questions – is a Twitter account worth anything financially? Is the guy betraying his “followers” by selling their loyalties and direct private messages to someone else? Thirdly, is […]
By Mark O’Neill Analysts at a consulting firm called Gartner have concluded that Microsoft Windows is perilously close to collapsing, as the default operating system on most computers has become more and more “bulky” and “ill-equipped” to cope with the rapidly changing needs of computer users. Now before all you Linux geeks start cracking open […]
By Mark O’Neill Just when you think you’ve seen it all, PicLens comes along and proves you wrong. There’s something of the Matrix in this one and with Flickr going off in the strange direction of video at the moment, PicLens might be in the right place at the right time to capture some disgruntled […]
By Patrick Biz Contributing Writer, [GAS] A lot of people are saying that Wikipedia is loaded with errors, and for good reason. Wikipedia contributors aren’t forced to verify their sources before posting anything, but if they were, it would greatly improve the quality of the online encyclopedia. Here’s a very good example of such a […]
By Mark O’Neill
Real Networks (the same people that gives us the crappy Real Player) is doing their level best to pull the rug from under one of the most popular, if not THE most popular game on Facebook, Scrabulous, despite repeated pledges to save it. But here’s the kicker. No-one seems to be interested in what they’re now offering.
By Mark O’Neill
Britain’s Carphone Warehouse, which owns the internet service provider, TalkTalk, has firmly rejected demands by the British music industry to cut off the internet connection of any TalkTalk customer caught illegally downloading copyrighted material.
The CEO of Carphone Warehouse, Charles Dunstone, has firmly stated that his company will not become “the internet police”
“Our position is very clear. We are the conduit that gives users access to the internet. We do not control the internet, nor do we control what our users do on the internet.”
While the decision has been hailed as sensible by customers, it has been met with anger by British music executives who wanted a “three strikes and you’re out” policy for illegal file downloaders and who wanted the ISP’s to cut off any customers who were caught. They instantly accused Mr Dunstone of “misrepresenting their position”.
By Mark O’Neill If you’re looking to strike lucky in online dating, you should take great care in what username you use. That’s the conclusion of a new research which will be presented to the British Psychological Society’s annual conference in Dublin today. It seems that cute cuddly names like “fun2bwith” or “i’msweet” are the […]
By Mark O’Neill We’re all guilty of it. We’ve emailed a link of a picture or video to someone, forgetting that they are at work. They receive the link, click on it, and immediately land in hot water with the boss because they are watching a video of a dancing vomiting pig instead of doing […]
By Mark O’Neill In an interview with the BBC, the man who invented the Web says that more needs to be done to stop people and their surfing habits being tracked on the internet. Sir Tim Berners-Lee spoke out after a company called Phorm announced plans to track web activity to create personalised adverts. “I […]
By Mark O’Neill Being a nice generous geek, I decided this evening to make a Facebook fan page for Kiltak and Geeks Are Sexy. It only took me a couple of minutes and I figured it would make a cool little meeting place for all the GAS readers who are also Facebookers. Plus if you […]