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Top Internet Trends of 2000-2009: Democratization of News Media. It's November 2009 and we're nearing the end of a decade.

Top Internet Trends of 2000-2009: Democratization of News Media

It's been a tumultuous time of change for many industries, much of it driven by the Internet. The newspaper industry has been particularly affected by the Web. Over the past 10 years, news media has undergone a seachange akin to the invention of the printing press in 1440. Just as Johannes Gutenberg's printing press brought books to the mainstream public in the 15th century, Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web brought commercial publishing to the people.

The Web has always been a medium where people could just as easily write as read (yes, the read/write Web), however it didn't reach its potential until blogging came along earlier this decade. Blogging. Patent Prowess. Dominating electronics once again are Hitachi, Matsushita, Xerox Corp., and Sony, just as it was in 2006.

Patent Prowess

11 Free Websites To Send And Recieve Large Files Quickly. Don't Forget to participate in a contest where you can win an amazing e-Commerce template from TemplateMonster.

11 Free Websites To Send And Recieve Large Files Quickly

Free file hosting is not a problem now a days but to find a great high speed website that can help you to send or recieve your large files in an easier is really hard. We also know that people have a love and hate relationship with free file hosting sites. Some file hosting sites are really handy and make sharing data even simpler than sending a file via email while other services spam you with countless pop ups and forced membership options to simply download a file. Access your Gmail at Work - Startpage Ireland. Also having problems with your Gmail access being blocked at work?

Access your Gmail at Work - Startpage Ireland

If you are one of the many people employed in one of the numerous call centres in Ireland there is a good chance that you have no access to your Webmail account. One of the most popular webmail providers at the moment is Gmail, I'll show you how to access it from your work. Most System and Network administrators block access to the Webmail servers at the Http level, that is, they block the address from being accessed via your browser. Better than free - Kevin Kelly. [Translations: Belarusian, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish] The internet is a copy machine.

Better than free - Kevin Kelly

At its most foundational level, it copies every action, every character, every thought we make while we ride upon it. In order to send a message from one corner of the internet to another, the protocols of communication demand that the whole message be copied along the way several times. IT companies make a lot of money selling equipment that facilitates this ceaseless copying.

Every bit of data ever produced on any computer is copied somewhere. Our digital communication network has been engineered so that copies flow with as little friction as possible. This super-distribution system has become the foundation of our economy and wealth. E-Government Meets Web 2.0: Goodbye Portals, Hello Web Services. Gartner recently released a couple of reports on how web 2.0 technologies are being used in e-Government.

E-Government Meets Web 2.0: Goodbye Portals, Hello Web Services

The reports are entitled The E-Government Hype Cycle Meets Web 2.0 and Government and Web 2.0: The Emerging Midoffice. Both are about how modern e-government efforts are moving away from the 'one stop shop' portal approach that characterized early efforts, and are turning more towards mashups and (to quote the first Gartner report) "a number of mostly adventurous initiatives with blogs, wikis or islands in Second Life. " But it's the ecosystem of Web Services - and the reusability of content and services that Web Services enable - that really excites Gartner about web 2.0 in e-government. Control The 'Hype Cycle' Gartner report makes it plain that Gartner analysts do not consider all aspects of Web 2.0 to be useful in e-government. Don't all IT projects require focus? Note: this isn't an official government presence in SecondLife. How to answer 23 of the most common interview questions.

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How to answer 23 of the most common interview questions

The Road to the Semantic Web. Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus.

The Road to the Semantic Web

Semantic Web: Difficulties with the Classic Approach. Summary: The original vision of the semantic web as a layer on top of the current web, annotated in a way that computers can "understand," is certainly grandiose and intriguing.

Semantic Web: Difficulties with the Classic Approach

Yet, for the past decade it has been a kind of academic exercise rather than a practical technology. This article explores why; and what we can do about it. 49 ways to build your brand using online marketing. Building a brand from scratch is not an easy thing to do, especially if you are in a market that is very competitive.

49 ways to build your brand using online marketing

How does one start to rise above the noise to distinguish themselves as a heavy hitter? What techniques and tricks can you use to reach your brand awareness goals? Below I have outlined some of the most effective ways to build your brand using online marketing techniques. Video Marketing: Usability professionals from NYTimes: They Make It Really Work - How I built a Web 2.0, User-Generated Content, Citizen Journalis. Web design and SEO in Canberra Australia. The BBC's Fifteen Web Principles. 40+ Ways to Make Money on the Internet - by Dumb Little Man. How to Run a Meeting Like Google. How to Win With Google AdWords. Most businesses want a cost-effective way to bring in more customers. The challenge is to find prospects who are thinking about your products at the exact time that you reach them.

With the advent of Google AdWords, it’s possible to target prospects at the very moment they’re thinking about buying your products or services. If someone runs a Google search on digital cameras, they only see ads for digital cameras. If someone performs a search on organically grown coffee beans, they only see ads for organically grown coffee. Google AdWords enables you to implement precisely targeted advertising. 5 ways to start a company (without quitting your day job) - May. Almost everyone stuck in a cubicle dreams of starting his own business. Here are 5 ways to use your current gig to launch a new venture. (Business 2.0 Magazine) - If you're reading this, there's a good chance that you've always wanted to launch your own startup.

According to our research, roughly half of all Business 2.0 readers dream of founding their own companies. Become a Gmail master - Lifehacker. How to Start a Business without Money. Several decades ago, before I got interested in starting businesses, I met a friend who went from being penniless to becoming quite wealthy in a breathtakingly short amount of time. I asked him what the secret of getting rich was.

He said that you should find something that interests you and become an expert. For some reason, he became interested in turquoise and went from knowing nothing to becoming quite knowledgeable about the gem, the various sources, the market, and the players. How I saved $100 million on the web. Ideas for Startups. October 2005 (This essay is derived from a talk at the 2005 Startup School.) How do you get good ideas for startups? That's probably the number one question people ask me. Current Cool Friend Interview. This I Believe! - Tom Peter's 60 TIBs. Aspiring Towards Auto-Pilot: Automate Your Business Marketing [F. How We Got Started - Fortune Small Business. Start my subscription for the U.S. edition of FORTUNE to receive the number of issues I've selected. I'll also receive all the automatic renewal features described below.