Tag Archive: Internet

Nov 12

Active Worlds Embeds 3D Worlds in Facebook

Some interesting developments bringing together social networking and virtual worlds: Active Worlds announced today that they had launched the “Active Worlds 3D Avatar and World Explorer” application, allowing companies and developers to build virtual worlds on the Facebook platform. The company says the application is based on Internet Explorer and ActiveX from Microsoft to build …

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Nov 05

Moved feeds to Feedburner

Finally got around to signing up to Feedburner, and moving my feeds, it was something I had been meaning to do for a while. In the end it was a painful process, with a plugin doing the magic on the WordPress end. So, to my faithful reader, please feel free to re-syndicate my content again …

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Oct 17

The BBC "committed to platform neutrality"

An update on the iPlayer situation, after the beeb apparently was trying to avoid committing to a download service for Linux and Mac OSX. The BBC must deliver an online TV catch-up service that lets users of all computers download programmes, the corporation’s regulators have said. A good example of where regulation can be a …

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Sep 06

Beware of Skype…(?)

On Sunday, August 5, 2007 Bush signed the revised Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) into law, in which the U.S. Congress spinelessly caved in and gave legal authority to the Bush administration to continue to intercept and spy on electronic communications. Then, on Thursday, August 16, 2007 the whole worldwide Skype network goes down. Coincidence? …

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Jul 31

Web-based cartography

This is an interesting article (for anyone with an interest in maps!) I’ve got Dad to thank for that! It talks about how the internet is changing the way we think and use maps and map-based interaction. I know I couldn’t imagine going back to a time without Google maps. Via Bob Sutor

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