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A few Facebookers have today noticed a new "call" button when visiting their friends' profiles - clicking it did nothing so far, but the button is there in all it's glory.
The logical reason could be the Skype partnership that integrated your Facebook contacts. Now we're seeing it integrate directly into the Facebook site itself. Could it be? If it's true (and it seems to be) then it would be a great step forward. Now we just need some Facetime iPad 2 action and it would be some seriously heavy stuff.
People of the world are you ready for a change? AroundThe.Net is a female driven website and video blog about all sorts of tech related content. The ladies started off as a blog post and have exploded into a full-blown website.
And as all start-ups do, they start off with a bang with a interview done by porn star Raven Alexis who interviews Gigabyte's very own Colin. Now, I know that you're probably thinking "well, get to it, link us already" so here we go. TweakTown introduce, AroundThe.Net:
HTML5 has been given a makeover with a new dedicated logo from it's parent organization, the W3C. The new logo (to me) looks like something a superhero would put on their chest.
W3C has talked about the logo, saying "It stands strong and true, resilient and universal as the markup you write. It shines as bright and as bold as the forward-thinking, dedicated web developers you are. It's the standard's standard, a pennant for progress. And it certainly doesn't use tables for layout."
Web monitoring site Pingdom is reporting that in 2010 alone, there were 107 trillion (that's 107, 000, 000, 000, 000) emails sent worldwide. Out of the 107 trillion, 10.9 percent of it were actual emails, the rest? Spam.
Supposedly there are 1.88 billion email users worldwide, 255 million websites (21.4 million are said to have opened in 2010). Twitter is a defining force on the web with 25 billion tweets last year and 100 million users added in 2010. Facebook of course takes the cake with 30 billion pieces of content (links, pics, videos, etc) each and every month!
Facebook has looked at Yahoo's traffic, laughed and sped past. Facebook has now surpassed Yahoo as the second-biggest website with 648 million visitors compared to Yahoo's 630 million (based on November 2010 traffic).
The top two spots are held by Google and Microsoft with 970 million and 869 million respectively. Microsoft has been increasing monthly for a the last quarter, where Google's traffic seems to be steadily flat-lining. Someone call McDreamy!
Are you the personal, family and friends tech support hotline? Most of us are, but Google in it's infinite wisdom is willing to lend you a hand.
Google's Tech Support Care Package lets you send your parents videos on tech subject such as how to change your desktop backround to cropping photos all the way to video chat.
WikiLeaks former partner Daniel Domscheit-Berg has said he is set to launch the next-generation of leaking 'software' in the "coming months". It's set to be called OpenLeaks and will try to fix the "problems" associated with the WikiLeaks model, mostly centralization.
The difference between OpenLeaks and WikiLeaks is, WikiLeaks publishes the information, vets it then releases it on it's site. OpenLeaks will simply be a "conduit" of information. Domscheit-Berg says it "aims to provide the technological means to organizations and other entities around the world to be able to accept anonymous submissions in the forms of documents or other information."
Ah Google Chrome - your extensions are like a big hug to your users. Well, even amongst the pillow fight between Google and Facebook (with Facebook removing the feature of importing your Google contacts from Gmail into Facebook), a new Extension is out that allows you to export your Facebook contacts through Chrome.
It will export your contacts into both Gmail and CSV files. The extension is not officially affiliated with Google or Facebook, obviously after a bit of airtime between sites (like this post) it might disappear. So quick, go export your friends to Gmail!
A new and expanded WePC community launched today and is open to anyone with a passion for technology, especially ASUS products with Intel Inside®. Building on its mission to bridge innovation and technology with consumers' needs, the new WePC.com has more ways for fans to present their ideas, interact with community members and drive product development for two of the world's leading technology brands.
As one of the first crowdsourcing communities, WePC.com empowered members to play an integral role in the PC design process of a number of cutting-edge technologies, such as intuitive touchscreen interfaces and kid-friendly netbooks. Last year at CeBIT, ASUS initiated the industry's first dual-panel concept notebooks, making intuitive control possible. The community also supported the direction for the development of future pad devices.
Looks like the fight between Internode and Telstra Wholesale is beginning to benefit the customers...
Internode has today announced a speed boost to their suffering ADSL customers stuck on 512kb/1.5Mb plans - Internode have renegotiated their contract with Telstra Wholesale which means customers once stuck on ADSL/TW hardware can possibly now get ADSL2+.