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“Who’s Ruining the Internet”

An excellent interview with Cory Doctorow on Radio NZ:’s-ruining-the-internet “…while the intentions of those who were ‘inspired by and excited about the possibilities for directly connecting people with one another’ were to keep the internet open, constant compromises meant that over time it became less egalitarian, a less competitive, and eventually less free. ‘You… Continue Reading →

Easy Secure Passwords

password crisis

Internet security is never far from the news these days. In the light of recent high profile security breaches, two pieces of advice come to the fore: use different passwords on all your accounts and make sure they are strong. This is pretty much part II of an article I wrote on good password practises… Continue Reading →

Why Do I Need a Web Site?

The Revolution You are part of the biggest communications revolution in history. Never before has it been possible for an individual to broadcast in real time to a global audience the way almost anyone can today. And we’re only at the beginning of this new era. The internet is changing the way everybody communicates, obtains… Continue Reading →

An introduction to HTML for beginners

The official HTML5 logo

“If you’re going to be managing—or regularly contributing to—a WordPress blog, it’s helpful to know some basic HTML. I know it can seem a bit intimidating, but it’s just like anything else in life—it’s not as complicated as it looks. And it’s your friend! It can help you to do amazing things when telling your… Continue Reading →

Ordering Your Online Space

With the recent announcement that Posterous will be closing at the end of April, it’s a great time to think long-term about your online presence. Posterous is home to around 15 million blogs and 63 million pages which will all cease to exist after the end of April. Sure, they can be backed up &… Continue Reading →

Seth Godin rallies the troops…

“The curious imperative” – A stir up from Seth Godin’s blog “Now that information is ubiquitous, the obligation changes. It’s no longer okay to not know. If you don’t know what a word means, look it up. If you’re meeting with someone, check them out in advance. If it sounds too good to be true,… Continue Reading →

Your Website is a Hub

Remember the days when all you had was a website that was one huge page with blinking text and a gaudy background which your neighbour put together for your one afternoon using frontpage express on his windows 98 machine that took 5 minutes to boot up and crashed a couple of times most days

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