links for 2010-05-23

  • Well, this is nice!
  • "Html+flash -yhdistelmäratkaisun etuna voidaan pitää myös parempaa mobiilitoiminnallisuutta ja sivuston saavutettavuutta, koska html-versio palvelee niin mobiilikäyttäjiä kuin erityisryhmiä.

    Flashin soveltuvuudesta web-julkaisutekniikaksi voidaan olla montaa mieltä, mutta sen yleisyys on todellisuutta ja on hienoa, että sen aiheuttamia haittoja käyttäjille osataan minimoida – ja toisaalta ottaa Flashin tarjoamista näyttävämmistä esitystekniikoista enemmän irti"

    (tags: flash)
  • Nifty list. Just add "websites that have (all) content as pictures" and we're done!
  • "FinderBase.com is a community where the members help each other find their lost belongings. That means FinderBase.com is a social search engine for anything physical you've lost or found. Whatever it is, you've come to the right place."
  • For all their buzz and value, location-based social networks haven’t really gone mainstream yet. Only 7% of Americans are aware of location-based social networks, according to data from Edison Research.

    Part of the explanation for this is that the majority of mobile users aren’t using smartphones. And as a result, just 10% of those surveyed use mobile location services at least once a week, according to the Mobile Marketing Association’s latest Mobile Consumer Briefing survey. For smartphone users, like those of the iPhone (a popular device among early adopters), that number jumps all the way up to 63%.

    Still, even with smartphones predicted to overtake feature phones sometime next year, there may still be adoption hurdles for location-based social networks. Here’s a look at why location-based services haven’t yet hit critical mass and what those platforms are doing about it.

  • HTML is the unifying language of the World Wide Web. Using just the simple tags it contains, the human race has created an astoundingly diverse network of hyperlinked documents, from Amazon, eBay, and Wikipedia, to personal blogs and websites dedicated to cats that look like Hitler.

    HTML5 is the latest iteration of this lingua franca. While it is the most ambitious change to our common tongue, this isn’t the first time that HTML has been updated. The language has been evolving from the start.

  • This blog post by Kurt Opsahl at the the EFF gives a brief timeline of Facebook's Terms of Service changes through April of 2010. It's a great overview, but I was a little disappointed it wasn't an actual timeline: hence my initial inspiration for this infographic.
  • To manage your privacy on Facebook, you will need to navigate through 50 settings with more than 170 options. Facebook says it wants to offer precise controls for sharing on the Internet.
  • "We believe that privacy and connectedness do not have to be mutually exclusive. With Diaspora, we are reclaiming our data, securing our social connections, and making it easy to share on your own terms. We think we can replace today's centralized social web with a more secure and convenient decentralized network. Diaspora will be easy to use, and it will be centered on you instead of a faceless hub."
  • Every time you make a powerpoint Edward Tufte kills a kitten
  • Koska alue ei säily tuollaisena jälkipolville, ajattelin taltioida sen liikkuvan kuvan avulla. Ajelin ympäriinsä hylättyjä kujia pitkin ilman sen suurempia suunni­telmia. Aloitin pysäköintiruudusta ja päädyin melkein mereen. Penkin tärinänvaimennus oli parempi kuin kameran alla oleva, mutta kyllä videosta selvän saa.

    Jos Jätkäsaari on jäänyt käymättä, ei tämän jälkeen sinne ole tarvettakaan.

    (tags: video finnish)
  • Laitanpa tämän juuri julkaisemani materiaalin myös tänne Vierityspalkki.fi:hin, sillä tästä tilastopläjäyksestä lienee iloa verkon kehittämisen parissa työskenteleville – tai ainakin se tarjoaa mielenkiintoisen katsauksen suomalaisten verkon käyttäjien tämänhetkiseen “tekniseen tilaan”. Iltalehti.fi jakaa siis nyt, suurimpana suomalaisena verkkopalveluna, käyttäjiensä selain-, resoluutio-, yms. tilastot vapaasti kaikkien maamme verkkopalvelukehittäjien hyödynnettäväksi.
  • In the 10 years since the USA military was ordered to unscramble the GPS signal, the big benefit has been to increase accuracy from about 20+m to less than a few metres.
  • " In the end, much was said, most of it in the form of flaming posts to various discussion boards, and the <blink> tag will probably be remembered as the most hated of all HTML tags. I would like to publicly state that at no time did I actually write code or even seriously advocate for the <blink> tag. It is true that I put forth the initial inspiration, but it really was merely a thought experiment. I am not going to name any names of the people who coded the dastardly deed, if they wish to step forward, they will need to do it themselves. In the end, the thing that I am truly sad about, is that Lynx never did get to blink. I am also sad to report that the St James Infirmary burned to the ground in 1997, it was a great place to hang and and will be missed."

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