Spam, the scourge of the inbox, has bounced back to the same horrific high levels as five months ago according to anti-spam company Postini, a division of Google.
Back in November last year, spam levels registered a dramatic drop when Internet backbone providers cut off McColo Corp., a California Web-hosting service used by steenkin’ spammers to coordinate e-mail attacks.
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In the UK, it usually only takes about a nano-centimetre of snow to have the headlines blaring, “OMG! SNOW CHAOS!!!,” but in the last 24 hours parts of the country have suffered major snowfalls.
Several travel websites buckled under the strain this morning as anxious commuters tried to find out if their train or bus was running (if you did manage to get through, the answer was generally: “it’s not”).
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January has proved to be a good start for Apple, with around 10 percent of Web users running the operating system, according to Web metrics company Net Applications.
Microsoft’s new Windows 7 OS – currently in its first public beta – also enjoyed a surge of popularity. The company first made the beta available for download on January 10, although it suffered an inauspicious debut, with servers crumbling under the demand.
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The British Library has expressed concerns that future historians may face a “black hole” of lost material unless urgent action is taken to archive contemporary websites and other digital records.
Lynne Brindley, the library’s chief executive, is concerned that Britain’s cultural heritage may be at risk as new technologies make current standards obsolete. Some have noted that this is already happening, with photos stored on computers lost forever when hard drives fail and mobile phone snaps easily being lost or never transferred off the handset.
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Over 210 billion emails were sent every single day in 2008, according to recent research by the Web site performance business firm Pingdom.
The company with the funny name estimated that steenkin’ spam accounted for 70 per cent of all email sent, with the total spam count for the year being an almost unfathomable 53.8 trillion emails.
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The total global online Internet audience has passed the one billion mark according to digital marketing intelligence provider, comScore.
Their smartypants sounding ‘World Metrix audience measurement service’ calculated that the total number of web surfers logging on the web last month reached the landmark 1bn figure.
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Use of the mobile Internet is growing eight times faster than traffic to the PC-based web, with the number of Brits accessing the Internet from their mobile devices soaring by 25% in the third quarter of 2008, according to new research from stat-studying spods Nielsen Online.
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We’re at FOWA listening to speakers and popping around chatting to people. Suw stepped in due to a last noshow but presented a fascinating talk. It’s slightly in note form, but the essential are there.
Suw looks into how humans (that’s us) become addicted to certain Web sites and services like email.
To build proper social sites, we need to understand how people work – their psychology.
It’s about understanding compulsive behavior.
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YouTube has swiped aside Internet monsters Google and social networking phenomenon Facebook to win the honour of the ‘coolest online media brand’, according to this year’s CoolBrands survey.
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The creator of the World Wide Web has voiced his concerns that his invention is being used more and more to spread misleading information, rumours and bonkers conspiracy theories.
The comments by Tim Berners-Lee came just a week after many science-lite websites were busy speculating that the end of the world was nigh with the switching on of the Large Hadron Collider, ironically located at CERN where Berners-Lee did his pioneering work on the web.
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