Don't start blinking at the subject, I am speaking about 'Spell Check' of Blogger.
Its very sad to see the Spell Check of Blogger is not very updated and does not have the power to learn words dynamically. For instance it cannot understand 'Blog' and 'Blogger', how annoying to know Google neglecting the most imporatant Spell Check.
Presently Spell Check is missing its heart and soul. Any suggestions for next generation spell checking idea and tools?????
|W|P|112348348375925578|W|P|Blogger cannot understand - 'Blogger','Blog'|W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org/07/2005 10:31:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
SPYWARE - Spyware is often called Trojanware. Basically it's software installed on your system (often without you being aware of it) that sends information back to a third party without your knowledge; or to put it another way - a program which spies on you.
MALWARE - These can just simply be defined as programs that you did not ask for, and when executed, does things that you would just never want done to your computer.
ADWARE - Adware is a term used to describe programs in which advertising banners, pop-ups and other messages are displayed. It's often a trade off as a result of installing a free program - the program developers have a choice of charging for the program or making it available for free and generating income through advertising.
AUTHORWARE - See Shareware.
BANNERWARE - Pretty much the same as Adware. Generally free programs supported by advertising banners.
BETAWARE - Software in it's developmental stage. Made available so users can provide the author with feedback. Because it's not been fully tested it can be unstable, conflict with other programs and may cause serious errors with your computer - best left for those who know what they're doing.
CAUTIONWARE - Software which is used at your own risk, be careful here as it could indicate that things aren't quite right with the program.
CRIPPLEWARE - See Liteware.
DEALERWARE - Name after dealers who supply drugs for free until the user is hooked and then has to pay for them. In a similar manner the software is initially free. Sometimes the cost isn't made known until the user has become accustomed to the program, relies on it and has created files that can only be run by the program.
DEMOWARE - See Trialware.
FREEWARE - Free of charge and without limitations. Quite often freeware versions are simplified versions of a commercial program, the authors hope you like the free version and upgrade to the commercial one. Others are simply made available through the goodwill of the author.
LITEWARE - Software that is made available but with some features disabled or other reduced functionality. The paid for version is fully functioning.
NAGWARE - Usually a free program that that uses 'nag-screens' - these periodically pop up encouraging you to buy the commercial version (which doesn't have the nag-screens).
PUBLIC DOMAIN SOFTWARE - See Freeware.
PUSHERWARE - See Dealerware.
SHAREWARE - Initially free of charge but if you wish to keep the product you are expected to pay for it. There may be some functions which are disabled in the trial version.
TRIALWARE - Free of charge for a period of time or a fixed number of uses. Once the limit is reached the program usually 'shuts ' in full or in part. It's a case of try before you buy.|W|P|112343423959587536|W|P|Types of Ware's|W|Pemail@example.com/06/2005 09:12:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|Steve Rubel provides a list of 10 trends to watch out for the next 10 years. I like the compilation for its richness and internal coherence. The List goes as under:
1. The Long Tail - small players can collectively make up a market that rivals the giants. As Seth says, small is the new big. This applies equally for journalism as well as for marketers.
2. The Read Write Web/Web 2.0 – technologies like Ajax will make the web more dynamic, turning it into a full-fledged platform. Wither the desktop.
3. Timeshifting – consumers will increasingly want to devour media on their own time, on the mobile device of their choice and without commercials
4. Collaborative Categorization – consumers, using technology, will create their own taxonomies that make it easier to find information. This is sometimes called tagging, social search or folksonomies. However, this is just the beginning.
5. Citizen Marketing – consumers will organize – either on their own or with the help of companies – to evangelize products they love and vilify those they don’t
6. The Daily Me – it’s finally here; RSS, AI and personal search tools will make it easier for people to seek out only the news they care about and tune out all else
7. It’s All a Conversation – as journalism becomes a conversation, so will marketing - just like Cluetrain said.
8. What’s Inside is Outside – mobile devices and consumer generated media mean that whatever a single eye beholds so can the world.
9. Trust Marketing – people will increasingly use social networking technology to tune in messages from individuals they trust (including citizen journalists) and tune out everyone else
10. Decentralized Communication – armies of individual employees will use technology to become the voice of every company; like it or not. The solo singer is dead. Long live the chorus.
What's on your list? courtesy: Steve Rubel|W|P|112334340071024457|W|P|Key Technologies for next 10 years!|W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org/06/2005 01:23:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
A universal format for confirmation dialogue is the good one followed by a bad one. A windows format for confirmation has always the positive action of the first tab followed by the negative action. Ex: 'Yes - Cancel' , 'Save - Cancel', etc. The usability has been digested into the human brain and every software designer would design an interface with 'YES' first and 'NO' second. With extensive use of windows human brain has been trained to such confirmation dialogue usability. When an confirmation dialog appears we get addicted such that everytime the first key is YES and we just click that for positive action without even bothering about what's the confirmation is all about. This is a common scenario which every computer literate would have faced. But now some software designers has revisited it for a better user than better user experience.
I use Mozilla browser as a doorway to my internet access. It follows that common confirmation dialogue standard and have no complaints about that. Recently I added a flexible browser 'Firefox' to my browser list. Initially I was blown away by their feature set and options making things very easy for an internet jockey. But using that extensively I did observe that Firefox did not follow the common confirmation dialogue standard. I was very much disappointed with that usability and it was hard to train my brain for that user experience every after many pit falls. Discussing about it with my friend he pointed me to some concept, not exactly.
His argument was that 'With the reversal of order, the user is made to read the message before confirmation'. This argument was excellent and I really liked it. He continued saying that this is for creation of better user than better user experience. With this new user interface, the user would come out of his addiction of just clicking the tabs with reflexes without thinking. He also pointed out that the WinZip utility never followed a sequence becoz it wanted its users to read information, messages, alerts, confirmations, etc. Now with all this experience I have turned alert with a thought than just a reflex action at many instances.
|W|P|112331823676594671|W|P|Confirmation Dialogue - for better user !|W|Pemail@example.com/08/2005 02:26:00 PM|W|P|
But will that be User-Friendly?Once if a person gets habited with a process, he feels it inconvinient if there is a diff. Doesn't he?
That too, if im half the way, if something comes up with a No-Yes dialog and casually if i go for 'No', if goes again to starting point, think how human psychology acts!!!
-Thriveni.P8/08/2005 03:21:00 PM|W|P|RajeshSegu|W|P|The summary of this topic would be 'Confirmation ! User be cautious. ' Its true that the user feels inconvenient but they want user attention there instead of a blind click becoz it would be the most critical part of that system.
Anyway, users must wakeup!8/04/2005 08:40:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|Subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org
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With Google ad banners all around my blog, no doubt, I am an 'AdSense Customer'. But I am a bit worried about their algorithm on how they tally clicks invalid. Let me start with a general scenario and then let me explain how it's worrying me.
I am suffering from IP Syndrome. Generally a software company or any other company is exposed to the internet with a single IP address. I write blogs and many people working with me access it and if they find some interesting 'ads by Google' they click it for access. Everything except my Adsense balance seems to be fine. I think Google tries to use the IP address to plot the clicks and then validate them. This means any click that happened inside my company just means it has high probability to be an invalid click. This is really worrying me.
Well is there anyway to come out of this syndrome. Any suggestion of medicine from Google pharmacy is always appreciated. You can save my fortune $$$$$$.
|W|P|112315205813609786|W|P|AdSense! I am loosing $$$$|W|Pemail@example.com/02/2005 02:52:00 AM|W|P|
adsense feed8/03/2005 07:53:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
Blogs are Internet-based journals. These journals are different from traditional journals in several ways. First, blogs are public. Others are invited to look at the blogger's thoughts and opinions on a regular basis. Blogs are hyperactive. This means that blogs can link to other Web sites. If a blogger has read an article on the Internet that he thinks others should read, the blogger can make a comment on the article and link readers directly to it. This allows the blogger and readers to have access to the same materials on the Internet and enter into a discussion about them.
Well what do we have after blogging, is that the end? Many articles speak about moblogs, photo-blogs, etc which are just branches of blogging. But what extra can blogs accomidate to give that extra dimension to an blogger's personality????
Blogs in brief represent the personality of a blogger, may it be an individual or a group . Seeing www.timyang.com one would infer that the person appreciates innovation and creativity and if by chance one would come across www.googleblogscope.com he would know that it mostly speaks about Google and related innovations. Each blog tries to give picture of the blogger's interests, opinions, attitude and concerns.
My concept in flat, 'Blogging at the next level can co-exist with Bookmarking'. In other words, Bookmarking has the power to act complementary to Blogs.
Bookmarking is a act where the user store a link with a legible label for later recall or frequest access. Social bookmarking has been the recent trend over the web. Here users bookmark web links to recall or save something interesting or share with his friends or access frequently. Doesn't this sound overlapping the advantages of what blogs have for its user's? The main difference being that in blogs you write heavy weight articles/opinions/ideas/etc but in bookmarking you write a self-explanatory one liner tag. So there is something common both achieve i.e., show people what the user is interested in and their ideas. Each of them have been created to address different uses but we find something in common,i.e., they add an extra dimension to an user. So blogging and bookmarking with this overlap can co-exist.
Most of us have the habit of following blogs to update us with different attitudes, opinions, science&technology, latest information, etc. I personally look into various profolic blogs, like O'Reilly's and Shared Spaces. Such profolic blogger would not have enough time to write everything they find interesting or amazing around in the net. They being choosy, we are loosing lots of valuable information. This is common with every blogger around. Personally I find a lot of amazing and interesting stuff around in the net but feel very choosy at writing in my blogs creating a gap in sharing information. Bookmarking is idle to fill this gap. With this power of bookmarking eachone has the power to instantly bookmark a link with a legible tag and share it with the audience visiting his blog. Hence bookmarking acts complementary to blogs.
Bookmarks gives an extra dimension to the Blogs. Public Blogs with a blend of Social Bookmarking has unlimited advantage of sharing much more interesting and amazing links of the web. Thus, initiating a new way of blogging!!!!!!!!
All the above idea converges into an intelligent combination of Public Blogs and Social Bookmarks. Coupling here can be of two ways,
Tight integration in short is having both blogs and bookmarking in the same tool/service. A dedicated application has to be developed which has both the functionalities sharing its resources. Tighter integration can be achieved by Blogging service's introducing a social bookmarking tool or a social bookmarking service introducing a blogging tool.
Loose integration is an immediate solution that social bookmarking sites can provide. They can think of providing some Java Script which fetches the recent bookmarks by that individual. Most people maintain their own blogs and many others depends on service's like Blogger.com for their blogs. In both these cases they have control over the design of their blog page. So simple java script API would be handy for many people to share bookmarks easily. A search box,that can be embedded, would add more value. The credit for this idea goes to Google Maps API and AdSense script.
Bookmarking services look for an loose integration to engulf the blogging community but the Blogging services would like to have a tighter integration to make themselves popular. Waiting to see which commet strikes the internet world first.
|W|P|112308017580834470|W|P|'Bookmarking' - complementary to Blogging|W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org/04/2005 02:14:00 PM|W|P|
It provides us to discuss different ideas on same concept and make us to analyse which will be better one.
But with bookmarking features, how can we reach this type of discussion.
-Thriveni.P8/04/2005 03:19:00 PM|W|P|RajeshSegu|W|P|Well said Triveni!
Blogs are for discussion, I agree but I am more worried about the information they have left unsaid. Generally bloggers dont write everything they find interesting or every major thought, they are choosy at those becoz of time constraint. Mind you, these missed ideas are also valuable but left unsaid.
For example, take me, I come across many sites which interests me, but I rarely blog and write my opinions becoz I am my work to do for my living.
I have never said bookmarking replaces blogs but its only complementry finishing the pie. Bookmarking adds an extradimension to the blogger and can serve more to the blog audience.8/04/2005 03:49:00 PM|W|P|
What i mean to say is If my blogging contains the book marks for other links, then readers can go through them selectively. After going through the topic, they can come back to discuss the same through the blogging.
So, there should be possibility for this type of interface. Simply to say it is like going through the index of a book, if they get interested in a particular topic, they can go through them and come back to same to discuss about what they read. But here the index is beautified and made userfriendly using book marking.
As im new to this blog world,I like to know about the technology they use for blogging and bookmarking, so that i can think how to make a bridge between them.
Thriveni P8/04/2005 04:37:00 PM|W|P|RajeshSegu|W|P|Hai Thriveni!
Your idea of having 'reading going through the bookmarks selectively according to blogs content" is good. Generally all the bloggers would give all the links they are refering to or discussing about in the blog itself. If not there is bookmarking search and more to that Google which will help people find their related content, so I dont expect an interface for that.
By searching you can find content related to the blog. So thats not great deal, but I wont complaint if there is one such interface.
Many times, you find great links through others pointers.I am imagining this social bookmarking as one such sharing medium when added to blogs. Let me give you one key, you wont have time to discuss everything you find on the net so it would be better if they social bookmark them and educate their audiance.
Blog is there for expression but when you dont have time to express just point out to your audiance instead of neglecting it. This is the extra dimension I was talking about.
With this example I think everythig would become clear. Thriveni, most of the time you ask me whats hot happening and then I try to say you something, remember that every hot thing cannot be discussed on the blog. So personally I pass you those links and try to educate you. Say I had social bookmark along with my blogs, I can bookmark every hot link and just ask you to browse that. Now you browse everything I missed in my blog. The gap is thus filled.
'Something is better that nothing'.8/04/2005 09:24:00 PM|W|P|Mind Valley|W|P|Good discussing and I do agree that blogging and blinking are related. I mean blogging and bookmarking. ;)
However, what are the benefits of tight vs. loose integration? Why not just add an RSS feed from Blinklist to your site. You can even target and decide on whether you want to show all of your latest links or show links for specific topics / tags.
Mike8/05/2005 10:58:00 AM|W|P|RajeshSegu|W|P|Mike,
RSS would be great as an interface. But I think would not know how to manipulate RSS instead Java Script an universal interactive script has make things very easy with just an API call. Even designing using Java Script is very easy when compared to RSS.
If I am missing something about RSS and its strength, don't forget to educate me.
Anyway the idea of Blog flavoured bookmarking would mean Blinklist will become more 'hot'.8/01/2005 08:52:00 PM|W|P|RAJESH SEGU|W|P|
Bookmarking + Tagging for Desktop's|W|P|112291121549194754|W|P|Bookmarking+Tagging for Desktops|W|Pemail@example.com |W|P|I am also not saying that Bookmarking replaces Blog. Let me explain my doubt. |W|P|Bloggers main intension is not only to publish blogger's findings from net or some other sources, it also provides us a room of discussion on that topic. |W|P|I have been to your site and I too am working very hard at adsense feed to increase my revenue. I am also looking into many NEW ways to utilize the design to further direct people to follow my ads. |W|P|I completely agree with your friend's views. As he says, it makes the reader to be cautionous about what he is doing.
[If you are very clear about Bookmarking and Tagging, please skip to 'IDEA']
simply means storing any link[browser accessible] for user's later reference. In layman words bookmarking is similar to shortcuts on windows os. Bookmarking technology, generally offered by browsers are difficult to organize, maintain and synchronize, has reached next level through a concept of 'Social Bookmarking' with internet as medium. This internet bookmarking has attracted the major pie of the internet users.
These bookmarking sites provide a tool(a simple link) which can be drag dropped onto the browser to become a personal bookmark it. If we feel like internet bookmarking a particular site of your interest just press the personal bookmark link which inturn asks you to fill a tag and saves. Tag, adds legible meaning, is primarily used to search through those bookmarks. Simplicity here is that bookmarks are powered by humans and search is also powered by human described tags.
Want to know more about Tagging? Visit
Just try out 'blinklist'
for a better understanding on 'social bookmarking'.
As Tagging and Bookmarking are now familiar, let me get ahead presenting my idea. Bookmarking+Tagging for Desktops is a subset of mother concept 'DesktopSearch+Tagging'. This mother concept has already been elaborated in my previous blog post
Links over the web has been the blood and nerves of Bookmarking and Tagging tools till today. Now lets extend the technology of bookmarking and tagging to the files/content existing in your personal computer. Bookmarking extending to files/folders is trying to remember an important file or folder over a system. Tagging the bookmarks with legible labels ensures an easy human understandable search.
I would better explain this with 'BOOTAG' my new widget/application idea for this concept. BOOTAG is an widget or an application tool which can be downloaded from our imaginary site and installed in your windows system. Now the computer is equipped with the strength of Bookmarking and Tagging. Files/Folders can be bookmarked by just right clicking and selecting 'bookmark' and a nice catchy window appears allowing the user to enter his legible tag/label. The bookmarked files/folders are instantly indexed for better search quality. A catchy 'search box' is placed just hugging the start button or at any position one feels comfortable. :-) On performing a search, all the results relating to the tag are listed/grouped making the user just one click away from access. Its might sound very simple/silly tool but I believe it has the power of touching every home/personal computer. A little more sugar to this innovation would make this the sweetest.
Here is my tool BOOTAG. This widget with a proper blend of Konfbulator would turn real magical.
I have hurried though this post and this is just the start of my small innovative tool. With more better ideas this tool can reach the computer masses.So, feel free to add your comments, [re]marks and opinions.