A post of mine has just been published over on the Digital Clarity blog regarding the Google announcement that logged in users will be redirected to the secure .com search, what it means for you and what may happen in the future. You can read it here and leave a comment if you’d like.
This is a shame because I like it – the interface is great and the ability to create ‘circles’ to control who sees my content is brilliant, but no one’s using it who isn’t in the tech community as far as I can see, but then, why should they?
Google+ brings nothing revolutionary to the table and it’s only when it does that it’s going to grab the average persons attention – Facebook already forfills people’s need to stay in touch with each other.
At this point I’ll outline how I personally feel about Facebook and why I actually like Google+, despite the boredom it’s inducing.
With Wikipedia reaching it’s 10th birthday it seems appropriate to take a look back at it’s history and what it’s achieved.
Despite being one of the most visited websites on the internet (around 400 million visitors a month) few people know how Wikipedia works, it’s founding principals and why it’s grown far beyond the traditional Encyclopedia model those ‘pre-wiki’ would be so use too.
The video below is not only great visually but gives a great overview of Wikipedia is, does and where it’s future lies.
If like me you’ve visited Wikipedia to look up specific information and found yourself an hour later reading up on the mating habits of the North Short Tail Shrew (and having no idea how you got there), please consider donating. Wikipedia is a completely non-commercial enterprise and relies on donations to keep the servers running.