Popularity of e-

Perhaps this is a good indication that with the economic crisis occurring in the world and the global consideration for the environment, that people are more prepared to shop online for a discount and to shop from home to reduce emissions. Also to purchase e books as opposed to paper books. Or are we in a sense of false security http://www.enn.com/business/article/39060  if this is to […]

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Hacking the Internet

During the recent Denial of Service (DoS) attack on a large international registrar effecting over 7.5 million web sites in 48 hours, i have learnt of an effective Internet vulnerability. I am only writing about it as once you read it, it is common knowledge and is only dangerous if you were inclined to try to crash the Internet. In which case you would have […]

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The demise of Ferrit.co.nz

I was not at all surprised when Alan Gourdie, Telecom Retail’s CEO announced the closure of Ferrit.co.nz . But i was curious of what my circle of friends, colleagues and family who are not IT savvy and whom use the Internet to purchase various things thought of this.  Amazingly they all had heard of Ferrit.co.nz but none of them had ever used the site. Everyone […]

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Social Networks and Maori

I finally succumbed to perpetual requests from family and close friends to create a Bebo.com account. We know that Hi5.com is preferred by Thai’s and Orkut by South Americans, FaceBook.com and MySpace.com by a good international mixture. An observation that most intrigues me is that Bebo.com is, as is documented fact more for the younger generations (Gen M etc). But the most interesting observation that i have noticed is […]

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Social networks usernames – more valuable than a domain name ?

We have almost become conditioned to the fact that we need to protect our domain name and that if we have an organisation of any description we need to secure a domain name for our online identity. Often conglomerates will register their identity across many TLD’s. ICANN will soon make it possible to create new gTLD’s to more fairly represent the Internet users community.  The […]

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