Daily SearchCast / NNi v2
One of the most well-respected names in search, Danny Sullivan, has a relatively new webcast (formerly known as podcast) called Daily SearchCast.
A couple episodes played in the background today at myDigitechnician while other work was being done...sort of. Two cautions about Daily SearchCast. First, you need to be highly interested in the internet and web search to enjoy the show. Danny assumes you're pretty plugged into the web and search, and you might not catch a number of his references if you're just casually interested in tech topics.
Second, if you do listen to Daily SearchCast, be prepared to be less productive whilst listening. Danny's webcast decreases productivity for 96% of his listeners. One just can not listen to Daily SearchCast and have it occupy idle brain cells like you can do with music. If you want more info about the topics mentioned during the webcast, go to his website, http://dailysearchcast.com, which has links for most of the topics discussed.
A similar webcast can be found at TWiT. If you like Leo Laporte, check out This Week In Tech.
- Microsoft Streets & Trips 2007 With GPS Locator Helps Consumers Take the Tension out of Travel http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/Oct06/10-11TravelTensionPR.mspx Perhaps Andy can give us an update on whether the changes in Streets & Trips 2007 make it worth upgrading over earlier versions. Streets & Trips has been very useful for Andy, so if you have questions about it, talk with him at NEW NET.
- Gtube: why copyright violations don't matter http://www.siliconvalleywatcher.com/mt/archives/2006/10/why_copyright_v.php Google ticked me off by buying YouTube, and there was a temptation to not include the topic in this week’s NEW NET list. However, because Gtube has the potential for a huge impact, either good or bad, it had to be included.
- Google Docs and Spreadsheets: Not quite Google Office, but closer http://news.com.com/2061-12572_3-6124601.html Writely and Gspreadsheets were combined in a common location and interface. For many people, such as soccer moms and community groups, Gdocs may now be a good alternative to emailing Word or Excel spreadsheets back and forth.
- Google launches Mac blog http://www.macworld.com/news/2006/10/10/googlemac/index.php There have got to be lots of Mac diehards at Google, so it’s surprising it’s taken them this long to launch an official Mac blog.
- Torvalds takes bite of Mac mini http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/hardware/soa/Torvalds_takes_bite_of_Mac_mini/0,130061702,339271592,00.htm Linus like some things about the Mac mini, but he is certainly not giving Apple rave reviews for their implementation.
- What is Office 2.0? http://www.redmonk.com/sogrady/archives/002358.html An interesting think-piece about online apps and the possibilities of the MS Office model of digital documents transitioning for some organizations or people to an ‘online office apps & docs’ model.
- 43 Folders Series: Inbox Zero http://www.43folders.com/izero/ Check out this webpage if your Inbox has more than 20 emails in it. This is the first time I’ve heard of 43Folders, but it had some interesting items. Not sure if the site would improve my effectiveness or just suck up my time reading it.
- Business.com Launches Work.com http://www.traffick.com/2006/10/businesscom-launches-workcom.asp Work.com is described as a B2B version of About.com. Has useful info and suggestions for small and medium businesses, and you could make worthwhile connections with some of the site contributors.
- Looking Sharp http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=19&entry_id=9823 Here’s an offer you may want to consider. Trial accounts are free until 15 Nov 2006. Sharpcast aims to make your synched digital content available to you online or offline on multiple electronic devices.
- The Ongoing Struggle of Free vs. Fee, Part Two http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3623664 This post’s comment about ‘digital natives’ sparked a small epiphany. Media companies and digital content creators had a fighting chance with digital immigrants, but the new generation of digital natives will likely change the world because they’ve always known free and easily accessible digital content. They have little tolerance for the old models.
- Wikipedia - Where do People Go After Visiting Wikipedia? http://weblogs.hitwise.com/heather-hopkins/2006/10/wikipedia_where_do_people_go_a_1.html The statistical analysis metrics discussed in this post could be a good tool to show where there is clear need for an online market leader. People wanting to build an internet company should read this post.
- Time's About Up For Windows XP Service Pack 1 http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2006/10/still_running_service_pack_1_o.html
- Top 10 annoying things about next gen http://www.unfetteredblather.com/?p=266
- AMD takes wraps off of quad-core design http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061011-7961.html
- Free international calling... for the next 3 years? http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/10/how_to_free_int.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890
- Eudora to partner with Mozilla and go open source http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061011-7962.html
- Yahoo! Sites and Verizon SuperPages Lead in Share of
Internet Yellow Pages Searches http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/061009/cgm022.html?.v=68 U.S.
- Firms to boost Internet speeds without fiber-optics http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061010/wr_nm/broadband_television_dc
- BounceBully: return spam to the spammer http://www.bouncebully.com/
- Google reboots its master plan http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/10/11/google-reboots-its-master-plan/
vs. Google: Benevolent Skynet or 1984? http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2006/10/united_states_v.php United States
- IceWeasel - Why proprietary software will always win out. Humour? http://engtech.wordpress.com/2006/10/12/iceweasel-why-proprietary-software-will-always-win-out/
- Google's personal search services http://www.currybet.net/cbet_blog/2006/10/smarter_searching_liberating_i.php
- Fujitsu To Offer Flash-Disk Option With Laptops http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20061013/tc_pcworld/127501