John W. Furst

Fewer and fewer people care about “mobile web-sites.” Maybe it’s time to create an app instead?

cdixon:

People are spending more time on mobile vs desktop:

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And more of their mobile time using apps, not the web:

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This is a worrisome trend for the web. Mobile is the future. What wins mobile, wins the Internet. Right now, apps are winning and the web is losing.

Moreover, there are…

*What Happens To A YouTube Video After You Re-Upload It One-Thousand Times*

Interesting: What a YouTube video looks like after re-uploading it 1,000 times.

There is at least one website for you in this list.

Fine! The Stop Online Piracy Act, SOPA, bill has been shelved after the global protests. My stance on it: SOPA Is Off The Table For Now

Fine! The Stop Online Piracy Act, SOPA, bill has been shelved after the global protests. My stance on it: SOPA Is Off The Table For Now

Free Speech On The Internet At Risk?
Here is my take: http://fcon21.biz/440/

Free Speech On The Internet At Risk?

Here is my take: http://fcon21.biz/440/

Unless you are living under the rock somewhere in nowhere-land you have heard about Google+ (just in case you care: John Furst’s G+ profile), the new social and sharing platform made by Google and launched a couple of weeks ago.

There is rumor that many dissatisfied Facebook users jump ship and are more than happy to have a new haven. It’s mostly privacy issues which have turned many Facebook users off.

Not surprisingly even Google had to withstand some criticism about their privacy model but it wouldn’t be Google, if they hadn’t acted fast and implemented one or two "fixes" — as requested by the community of new users — right on the spot.

One popular feature of Google+ are the Hangouts. It’s essentially a video group chat.

As a reaction Facebook just announced a deal with Skype.

Facebook users will be able to make free video calls to their friends through the site after the social networking giant announced a partnership with the web telephony service Skype.

Well, it seems that Microsoft (new owner of Skype) and Facebook are gearing up to defend Google’s social offensive.

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John W. Furst