category: minipost

.com 25 years old today

posted March 15th, 2010 by

On 15th March 1985, 25 years ago today the first .com domain was registered by Symbolics computers of Cambridge, Massachusetts. 668,000 .com sites are registered every month totaling 250 million. Read more on the .com’s silver anniversary on Facebook and the BBC.

Did Last.fm pass data to RIAA?

posted May 23rd, 2009 by

There’s something of a spat developing over whether Last.fm’s parent company CBS handed over sensitive user listening data, usernames and IP address to the RIAA. TechCrunch challenges Last.fm to Deny This after Last.fm says
“TechCrunch are full of shit”.

Kevin Rose’s new site WeFollow

posted March 28th, 2009 by

Digg founder Kevin Rose last week launched his new site WeFollow.com, a user-content-driven, Twitter directory. WeFollow categorises and aggregates your Twitter account based on the three keywords you supply and your Twitter following.

Lead designer leaves Google

posted March 21st, 2009 by

Douglas Bowman, Google’s Visual Design Lead has left the company, posting his reasons on his blog Stop Design. In his goodbye message he sites the over use of testing and data to justify every design decision saying: “that data eventually becomes a crutch for every decision”.

Gigya Social Widgets

posted February 19th, 2009 by

Gigya.com is a “widget sharing platform” that helps developers and publishers distribute widgets, providing an API and analytics, to help you create and publish to 70 well known social networks, blog platforms and bookmarking sites.

Are My Sites Up?

posted February 14th, 2009 by

aremysitesup.com offers a web service that notifies you when your website becomes unavailable and then comes back up. The free package will check up to 20 sites 25 times a day, sending notifications by email or SMS. more…