Thursday, July 27, 2006

Visual meditation

Need some time off work? Take a look at this web page that offers what I call visual meditation. Once the page is loaded (shockwave required), a buetiful image is displayed on the screen and allows you to drill down into it's details. As you get closer to the image you find out that it is comprised of other pictures into which you can also drill.
You can also find other related stuff in the homepage of the group who created this page

WARNING this site is highly addictive

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

103bees - SEO oriented analytics

In a time when you can find dozens of web analytics solutions (some even for free), it gets harder to compare what you get by their feature list without experiencing it first hand. After playing around with several solutions including Google Analytics and Performancing Metrics, I came across a really cool solution by the name of 103bees. What 103bees offers is a very light weight solution that does not affect the load speed of my sites and gives great insight on the organic traffic my site gets (organic traffic is what comes from search engines). The reports I get from 103bees show my traffic trends, popular search phrases and top keywords. Setting up 103bees in my blog was very easy and I started seeing my stats in realtime.

For anyone who wants to understand their search engine traffic, this would be the solution I recommend.

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Monday, July 24, 2006

Match My Pet

Many pet owners feel their pet is a part of the family and refer to them as he or she and not it.
A new site by the name of MatchMyPet wants to become the leading community for pet owners offering videos and articles as well as pet personal cards, But what I really liked about MatchMyPet is the way they enable us pet owners to find partners for our pets for breeding purposes or just as friends. I have a small Maltese dog who fears most other dogs and it would be great if I could find a friend for her there.

Let's see if you can guess what her name is.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

CoComment - track your comments II

I have just received an email from coComment regarding a major upgrade to their service.
The most important feature released is the ability to track non-coComment user comments.
Not sure what coComment does? Read more about it at my previous post CoComment - track your comments

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Get One Mail - one time email

Whenever I am asked for my email in order to register to a site or service, I know that I am going to get tons of spam emails. Yesterday, I saw a site that solved this problem by the name of
Get One Mail. What Get One Mail does is to provide you with a one time email allowing you to register to a site by using this temporary email address and then for get all about it.
I think this is a great anti spam solution that I plan on using in any site that asks for my personal email address and I am not sure if it will be misused.

Can you think of other uses for Get One Mail? Let me know

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Monday, July 10, 2006

One Red Paperclip

Have you heard of Kyle MacDonald? He's the guy who traded one red paperclip for a house in Canada. How? Kyle started a blog under the name of One Red Paperclip in which his path to house ownership is described. By making 14 different trades he got to a house in Kipling Saskatchewan Canada. Want to learn more about this? Visit Kyle's blog

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Musicovery - music discovery player

This is my first time writing about a site that is unavailable. Musicovery is a music discovery player that uses a graphic interface to show how songs interact and enables their users greater control of the played music.

If you visit Musicovery's site, the following message is displayed:
"We will be back soon...

Hello, We are sorry to have to stop temporarily the radio. The number of visitors has reached such a level that given the way we currently operate the broadcast the cost has become too high. Thanks to all who encouraged us, made comments on the service and recommended it around them. We plan to rapidly provide the service again on a more sustainable basis.

I really want to see if Musicovery can compete with Pandora or if it's just a gimmick.
I promise to update you as they as they are up again.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

top gifts for men

There's a site by the name of uncrate where all the goodies a man dreams on buying are listed (no, it's not a porn site). This site simply shows amzing items that most of us would have liked to buy. Some like the Baldwin-Motion 1969 SS-427 Camaro are way behind our reach (priced around $169,000) while others such as the Firefox Ogio Messenger Bag are more reasonably priced at $60.

Yes, the Firefox Ogio Messenger Bag is an acceptable present from my readers (I thought I'd try)

Monday, July 03, 2006

No clicking please

The following is based on a true story.
You are all alone in a high level conference room and you find a hidden red button under the table. What would you do?

a. Try to ignore it.
b. Try harder to ignore it.
c. Click on it no matter what happens next.

If your choice is c then I think it's time you try the following red button

Last chance, don't press it

Pay Per Post

Have you heard about PayPerPost? They are offering to pay bloggers for publishing posts about products that publishers are willing to create news for. At first glance the entire concept annoyed me, but then I read the weekend newspaper and figured out that most newspaper post do not just make news (I am talking about articles and not news items) but are the result of careful PR by some party or another. If that is the case then how can a sponsored blog post be any different? Not that I see myself publishing a post about office furniture or other products but I think it's fair to say that we're going to be seeing quite a few bloggers adopting this new for of revenue generation. Is it really that far from affiliate links? Let me know what you think...

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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Best of June posts

June was a bit of a slow month, at least af far as Ohad's Internet News is concerned.
While I have many reasons (excuses) for this, I have no plan to use them.
See my list of June's best posts:

June 4th: How the Internet changed the way we communicate
a work in progress on the Internet's effect on our communication skills

June 5th: The fastest browser
a review of browser speed test

June 19th: Red Square game - a good way to pass the time
be warned, this game is addictive

June 26th: Ajax tutorial provided by MuseStorm
a much need toturial on creating ajax web desktops

June 27th: Google VS Microsoft
a personal opinion on the Google VS Microsoft front

June 30th: Talking to a robot
robot chat trascripts always amuse me

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Best of May posts