Quora, a hot Q&A startup has been gaining traction at an astounding rate for a while now. Though not a frequent user, I was impressed by the many candid answers from some of the biggest names in our industry (IT). A lot of inside information and perspective can be found there, and it’s a credit to their team for getting those players on board. Continue reading My take on Quora vs. Stackoverflow, or substance vs. social
Through reading an interesting post by Chris Dixon titled “To make smarter systems, it’s all about the data“, I came across another interesting link in one of the comments – the google research blog post on “The unreasonable effectiveness of data“.
The post links to a PDF document written by three Google researchers, and covers a subject I’ve been experimenting with a lot lately – the semantic extraction of data.
Continue reading How to add semantics to content? embed it in the tools
He has recently decided to have a go at a t-shirt design himself, and came up with this brilliant concept which I think is pretty awesome. If you like t-shirts and have a threadless account, please take the time to have a look and vote for it (I’d really like to see it printed :P ).
The term web 2.0 has been frequently misused and misunderstood, however it is more than a buzz word – it defines a very real phenomenon in which user generated content can be the driving force behind an online site / service.
Some very well known and successful online entities can be considered as such – Wikipedia in which users contribute knowledge, Digg in which users help others find interesting articles by voting and facebook which is the current golden standard for social networking (in which user generated content – UGC – is a given).
Continue reading A web 2.0 business model can work, and work well
Internet Explorer 6 (abbr. IE6) is the biggest thorne in a web developer’s behind at current times. This legacy browser, released almost 7 years ago, is known for its multitude of offenses on security and standards compliance and still has a sizeable user base to this day. Its market share makes it impossible for us developers to ignore it still, despite how much we would want to do just that.
Continue reading The life expectancy of IE6