Popular websites in 1996 and now

This is called progress! Here is a comparison between some popular websites, there is a big difference between the way they look in 1996 and the way they look now, wow! For full size click on the pictures.

  • Yahoo

– In 1996:

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Careful with entrecard!

For the ones who don’t know what entrecard is, let me tell you. Entrecard is an innovative system, basically it is a banner exchange system, pretty efficient I can say.

As I came across entrecard’s blog today, I saw that they got really mad on the users that try to fool the system. So called “Power Drop” pages are not allowed anymore, and if you have a page like that you must delete it until the first of July, else, you will be banned.

A “Power Drop” page is usually a blank page that has installed on it only the entrecard widget. Here is an example:

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You can read the official article on entrecard’s blog.

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Good news: new domain extensions available

I have some good news for you! ICANN ( Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ) thought thatinternet.jpg there aren’t enough domains available on the internet, most of the good ones are taken so there is a great proposal: .news, .sports, .ebay and more. This is very good because we all know that many good domain names are taken, so if you want to start a sports related blog you have to think hours and hours for finding a good domain name that is available but with this change you will be able to buy a domain that ends in .sports.

You will be able to buy the domain that is has the most related name to your website’s content. For example, if you wish to start a blog where you will write about IBM products, you will be able to buy a domain with the extension .ibm, isn’t that great?

It will be a little weird at the beginning, until we will get used with these new extensions, but we’ll manage.

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Big threat for the Americans who love internet

Yes you heard me, unfortunately there’s a big threat for you at this moment! Tell me please, why do you love highway.jpginternet? First, let me tell you why I love it. I love it because of its freedom, you can be anybody here, anywhere, reading anything you want no matter your job, or even your age! Internet is a great source for documentation, having fun, connecting with others or even finding the job that suits you.

As I came across a Google’s page today, I was shocked. There was a big title “A Note to Google Users on Net Neutrality:” so I read the whole article. I say it again, I was shocked, Eric Schmidt was writing that there is a debate heating up in Washington, DC on something called “net neutrality” and Google was requesting our help. Nobody wants the internet to be controlled by phone and cable companies and not allow us to see what we first want and when. Nobody wants restrictions. Internet is a a great highway, a world without restrictions and that’s how it must be in future too!

If you want to help with this,  you are pleased to call (202-224-3121) and let your voice be heard.

You can read Eric’s article here.

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Firefox 3 – a success!

Do you remember about this article regarding the plans of Firefox 3 to set a World Record? To do that, Firefox 3 must be the most downloaded browser in 24 hours.

Well, Firefox 3 is a true success, being download by more than 8 million people in only 24 h – the top countries being US, Germany, Japan, Spain, UK, France, Iran, Italy, Canada, and Poland.

All we can do right now is just to wait and see what the people from Guinness will have to say about this stunning record, but I am 99% sure that Firefox 3 has made it to the top.

By the way, the guys from Internet Explorer made a delicious present for the guys from Mozilla, congratulating them for their new amazing release:

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Feed Compare – alexa like

I found a new website called Feed Compare which is a comparison tool for feedbuner feeds. It even displays the number of subscribers for so called “anonymous sites” that don’t make public the stats.

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I find it very useful for seeing your feed progress and your “enemy” feed progress. I must say that Feed Compare is very accurate too, it usually displays the real subscribers number.

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