Teen arrested after offering to sell his vote on eBay

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Many people are looking forward to this November’s presidential elections.   Some are looking forward to voting in a new president and ushering in a new era, but others are looking forward to it for other reasons – financial opportunities.   A teen has been arrested and charged after allegedly offering […]

Google finally surrenders & posts a privacy link

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] After constantly refusing to do what other big websites had already done – post a privacy link to their front page – Google has finally surrendered and done the big move. No-one knows why they suddenly caved in, but Techcrunch speculates that it was probably government pressure or the […]

Facebook : the truth and nothing but the truth

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Despite having a huge interest in social media, I nevertheless have a big dislike towards Facebook.  The site and I have never really clicked for some unknown reason.   I have an account, but only to keep in semi-regular touch with a couple of long distance friends who refuse to […]

Digg introduces Recommendation Engine

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Digg has introduced a new beta feature called the “Recommendation Engine” which aims to match up users with other users based on their “Digging” patterns and show them other stories that they may be interested in Digging. As with all other algorithms, this is something that is not too […]

Cut down on the Friendfeed noise with Noiseriver

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

With Twitter’s downtimes becoming less and less of a joke, lots of people are migrating to Friendfriend. I’ve been at Friendfeed for quite a while now but the site suffers from the same problem that most aggregation services suffer from – excessive noise.

No, I don’t mean Led Zeppelin being played at full volume or the screams of passionate love making. What I mean is lots of duplicate entries cluttering up the page – yes, that kind of noise! This can be a big problem if you’re on Friendfeed and you’re following several hundred people. If someone posts the same link several times, it can be enough to get you unsubscribed – and it’s easy to do. If you digg a link, then stumble it, then add it to your Delicious account, then talk about it on Twitter, then blog about it….there’s 5 identical links right there.

Import your Delicious links into Firefox 3

By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Now that Firefox supports bookmarks with tagging, you can now import copies of your Delicious links back into your browser with the help of this importing tool.   It’s very easy – in fact, once you’ve made backup copies of your Delicious and Firefox bookmarks, putting it all together is […]

ICANN Proposes Web 3.0 Vision

By Shea Bennett Contributing Writer, [GAS] Thursday’s landmark ruling by ICANN, the organisation that regulates the domain name registration system, is set to shake up the way everybody uses the Internet. Scratch beneath the surface, and one wonders if the groundwork is being laid for a new categorisation system for websites – if so, how […]

Move over TinyURL, here comes TinyPaste

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

Here’s one for all you wordy blowhards out there who go totally nuts at Twitter’s 140 character limit, yep all you people that think that Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” is just a bit of casual light reading for a Sunday afternoon.

If you absolutely love to write on and on without any kind of restraint whatsoever, you now can! TinyPaste will give you a free text box in which to write your huge masterpiece unhindered and without any character limits. You can then post it online wherever you want.