There is so much to see on the web! And so little time to actually getting around to seeing it…
Here begins a new category that will build to be (hopefully) a useful list of the unusual, the weird, the fun, the educational and the down right strange – all out there on the web…ideas and suggestions welcomed!
First cab off the rank is NOTCOT.org – I like the approach and there are some excellent design and art links – together with some interesting content across a range of topics – mostly “picture posts” with links to the original source.
NOTCOT is a fascinating repository of design and ideas. This is what NOTCOT say about themselves:
NOTCOT Inc is a growing network of design sites currently including NOTCOT.com and innovative community contributed sites NOTCOT.org + TasteSpotting.com + NotCouture.com.
NOTCOT is a visual filtration of ideas + aesthetics + amusements. NOTCOT’s two sites have become the daily sources of inspiration for creatives everywhere, fighting the good fight against “creative block” since 2005 with visually stunning imagery, the latest in international trends, and a passion for all things well designed.
NOTCOT.ORG is a community of creatives, design lovers, and trendsetters – where .org serves as the studio bulletin board gone digital – each image and caption brings you to a place worth visiting. It’s about sharing what inspires you. Bookmarks, del.icio.us, digg, blogrolls, etc. make you read, search and think. This is the PICTUREBOOK to their novel. NOTCOT.COM is the editorial face of NOTCOT, offering in-depth features on products, artists, technology, innovation, and up-and-coming trends….
Web 2.0 is one of the many changes we have seen in recent years. Web 2.0, a phrase coined by O’Reilly Media in 2004, refers to…
…a perceived second-generation of Web-based services—such as social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies—that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users. …(ref: wikipedia).
The development of Web 2.0 applications across the web is staggering. Just a quick glance at the plethora of apps at a directory site like Go2Web20 is mind boggling! While many seem to offer a different way of doing the same thing – many are an indication of the way in which we use the web is changing. As we build The Channel Telegraph we will try and highlight the good, bad and ugly of those Web 2.0 apps that seem to be popping into hyperspace every minute of the day…somewhere in the world.
Some renovations are happening at the Channel Telegraph – back soon with some new words.
I shouldn’t complain I am very happy with Netspace and the broadband plan I have chosen. $49.95 for 512Kbps @ 30 gb download…for those who live on my side of the black stump – that’s not bad…
But surely we must start to get a better ADSL internet access service, together with competitive pricing in Australia…
While the U.S. isn’t the best comparison for Australia in broadband provision options – many locations in Europe have even better infrastructure and hence better plans and pricing – its a good place to start…
I pay $39.95…
– in the U.S with Verizon you pay US$29.99 ($33.60AUD based on 1 AUD = 0.892499 USD)
But they get unlimited downloads, 3Mbps down and 768 Kbps up….
In Europe with BT will give you unlimited downloads at 8Mbps for EUR24.99 ($41.37AUD) (and that plan includes the cost of a wireless hub and phone and you can get free phonecalls……arrrrrgggggghhhh! – and then there’s Telstra’s service and pricing!! ;-(
Why not Australia….??
Breaking News: Telstra are going to shape, rather than shaft you on broadband excess usage fees.
“Customers who reach the 25GB monthly usage allowance on the Liberty 25GB plan will have their connection slowed to 64kbps for the remainder of their billing period – rather than pay additional usage charges.”
It’s like they just invented it…shape – not shaft.
Why has it taken so long? Has Bogpond finally found that there is a limit to the number of customers who will tolerate their egregious broadband pricing policies? Is revenue falling as more join other ISPs – I have had 30gb for some time – with shaping.
Hello? Telstra? Hello? Is anyone in there?
I was struck by both humour and incredulity when I heard that the ACCC was to take action against Google for “misleading and deceptive conduct” by “failing to adequately distinguish sponsored links from “organic” search results”.
If this is the type of action the ACCC is pursuing with our tax dollars, one can only assume that in coming weeks we will see the ACCC take so called News and Current Affairs programs to task for their badly disguised advertorials. While they are at it, they can add in a few newspapers, magazines, radio programs and other forms of media that all too often pass off adverts for news and current affairs.
Get real ACCC – Australians want you to pursue actions that really matter – like the appalling grocery and petrol pricing regimes in this country.
With the rise and rise of internet enabled mobile “phones” – what a great way to tell the time!
See The Human Clock here.