入口網站 linking policy

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這一個圖(一年讀100本書)連到:
http://tw.letter.yahoo.com/free/index.php

結果找不到任何跟念一百本書有關的內容。tw.yahoo.com 這種做法佔入口網站 homepage 的比例,遠比 yam.com 來的高。至於另外一個 PChome,我倒是還沒有去 survey。這算是 trick user 去點選,還是另有什麼考量?之前都沒有注意到其他英語系入口網站在這方面的做法。:(

特殊的廣告格式

來源:blog.japan.cnet.com
我會去點的原因:因為以為是 rss @@ pr_ad.gif

這點選應該不低,猜想原因是:

1) non-intrusive
2) rss-like
3) well expressed and clarified with the “pr” tag

對於首頁的好處是:

4) ease of page loading

But this is just my theory. :D

Infoseek.co.jp

應該是目前日本排名第二的 portal;這裡純脆抓 screenshots 下來備考。另外,我們可以利用 archive.org 的 Wayback Machine 去找尋自 1996 年以來全世界各 portal 的演進,不過大概要碰碰運氣。;)

以下為 infoseek.co.jp 的 screenshots,分為兩組四張。Infoseek 首頁讓使用可自選色系,在CSS中切換(如果我沒想錯的話)。

昨天blog掛點的原因

昨天 Schee.info 網域下所有網站掛點的原因,dreamshot 官方公告信如下… —- start —-

New Announcement:

Dear Everyone,

Our apologies for the repeated outages today. It turned out our router problems _were_ caused by a DDOS (distributed denial of service) attack aimed at a site we hosted (note past tense). It was a pretty massive attack, more than doubling the amount of inbound traffic we normally receive.

As a result, our routers were overwhelmed. Due to the nature of the attack and the circumstances surrounding it, we were not able to immediately trace down the cause of the problems. We have now blocked the target’s IP address and are keeping a close eye on our inbound traffic so that we can act quickly to prevent this from impacting customers any further.

We are also in the process of adding new routers and upgrading our existing routers to provide more capacity so that in the future such attacks will be easier to withstand – so that we are better able to react to similar attacks and take action before wide-scale problems develop. Due to the unprecedented scale of this particular attack, we were caught unprepared and for that we apologize.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at
support (at) dreamhost.com or via the web panel. Due to the large amount of correspondence we have received from customers we are experiencing heavy support loads, but we will try to get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

Sincerely,

The DreamHost Distributed-Denial-of-Sleep-Team

—- end —-

視覺災難 – HiNet 的新網頁

上個月底的舊聞:《強調視覺系手法 HiNet改版網站今上線

(中央社記者徐毓莉台北二十日電)中華電信HiNet改版網站今天正式上線,新版網站採「視覺系」手法,以百分之百全圖像的網頁呈現方式和全新推出的十大內容加值頻道,一改過去只扮演網路服務供應者的角色,全力朝整合內容服務提供者的方向挺進,目標在五年內成為華文市場第一品牌的整合內容服務提供者。

我從來沒有看過國家級的 ISP 入口網站是如此不可置信的雜亂蕪陳。套句 a-giâu 在《Why not Go Clean》一文中所言:「I suppose a glutted site might well intend to project an image of productivity — “your taxes at work”, so to speak — and perhaps hide the scarcity of useful contents.」。乾淨,簡直,而且資訊層次明晰的設計理念,似乎又輸給了行銷中喧鬧的部門。我個人認為 HiNet 的新網頁實在是相當的難堪。

延伸:KDDI(日本)、Telia Sonera(北歐)、Deutsche Telekom(德國)、BT(英國)、SingTel(新加坡)、Tiscali(義大利)、中国移动通信

播客?bloger(not typo?)?

近來有些國內的傳統媒體開始注意到 blog 這個東西。有趣的是,我們看到相關報導將 weblog 翻譯成「播客」,或是將 blogger 誤植為 bloger。兩岸三地的部落客們大多習慣使用「博客」或「部落格」來稱呼 weblog/blog。有現成的譯名,卻為何不用呢?

EDGE: A BOZO OF A BABOON

我發現這一期 edge.org 的 newsletter 特別有趣:

A BOZO OF A BABOON: A TALK WITH ROBERT SAPOLSKY

For the humans who would like to know what it takes to be an alpha man-if
I were 25 and asked that question I would certainly say competitive
prowess is important – balls, translated into the more abstractly
demanding social realm of humans. What’s clear to me now at 45 is, screw
the alpha male stuff. Go for an alternative strategy. Go for the social
affiliation, build relationships with females, don’t waste your time
trying to figure out how to be the most adept socially cagy male-male
competitor. Amazingly enough that’s not what pays off in that system. Go
for the affiliative stuff and bypass the male crap. I could not have said
that when I was 25.

Insightful, isn’t it. 我發現這個看法可以套用到摩托車/四輪車上。喜愛摩托車的男人多像長不大的孩子。有充裕資金來源的會嘗試去改車。改車有很多種,從懸吊,

多向觀省 – 談道路罰責減半與人身安全(一)

回到罰金上。我再舉一個英國的例子,有機會我再舉美國、日本、還有澳洲和義大利來一起比較。

罰規記點。你有注意到你民國八十年代前的駕駛執照上,還有著罰規記點的欄位嗎?沒關係,那現在的呢?沒有,你是找不到的。罰規記點

Blog 在台灣的使用人口不過百來位,但是相關的論述卻相當成熟。每個人每天都會使用到的道路,和生命安全息息相關的道路文化,我完全沒有看到主流和非主流媒體有著同樣對等、深度、還有多向的論述。

我非常可能是錯的,非常可能在論述中有我自己看步道的盲點。請不吝指教。

Models Come Alive

或許是近來對於和「Games Design」和社群 topologies, dynamics, paradigms 之最佳 visual presentation。Wiki 的討論區原本的演講

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by Will Wright, Game Designer

給目前社會性軟體的討論上了紮實的一課?還是給想要使用部落格(做為educational technology?)的這些教育計劃(包含我之前的想法),加了很不一樣的味道?

註:這邊的首頁可能要花一點時間做 load 的動作了。我會想辦法改得比較 friendly。

the World as a Blog

滿足偷窺/監視你自己的部落格即時訪客資訊 — 這個慾望的終極武器?從網站流量中找到了”the World as a Blog“的連結。使用方法是,你必須先在自己blog中加入 geoURL 的標記,確保貼文章同時送出一個 ping 的訊息給weblogs.com,回到之前網址,照著網頁上的說明鍵入你遷入標記的部落格網址,讓系統跑一陣子,數據就會被轉化為地球投影地圖,秀出來了(使用Flash)。地圖上的小點代表的意義是,目前有幾個人正在監視著http://www.brainoff.com/geoblog/。

blog 是商務運用上的利器嗎?

Using Weblogs in your business environment can increase employee communication and knowledge, save time and resources, and build reputation and confidence.

Weblogs 的使用We’re not talking server logs here; the Weblogs we’re talking about are topical, frequently updated Web pages powered by knowledgeable contributors. Drop the notion of blogs as vanity sites for high school diarists and time-wasting black holes made by wannabe writers. Blogs can be anything. It’s up to you to make them useful. You might pass along a useful Web site or an article to friends and co-workers via e-mail. And your colleagues might do the same. The good part is that’s a lot of distributed knowledge. The bad part is there’s no organization or centralization of the knowledge.

You and your colleagues could be posting that information to a company blog. Then everyone would have a filtered repository that was constantly updated with relevant articles and opinions. It would be archived, searchable and available anywhere you had an Internet connection. It could even be categorized by topic, date and/or author. And it could be formatted for XML syndication, e-mail delivery, PDAs, even cell phones.

I maintain two blogs at my company. Both are valuable to my co-workers, but it goes beyond that. One, which links to business resources on the Web, is proving to be valuable to our customers. The other, which links to information design and visual thinking resources, is considered essential to students and professionals in fields similar to ours.

These blogs are not only knowledge builders, they’re reputation builders. Since 1999, a targeted audience from all over the world has visited my company’s Web site to read the latest postings. With help from some contributors and other blogs, we’ve filtered the best resources on the Web for our employees, our customers and our industry.

One of the biggest complaints in the business world is “too much e-mail.” E-mail is crucial, but individuals don’t sort, save or delete it in the same way. This makes sharing and retrieval of information difficult in large corporate environments. A blog ensures that no messages get deleted or lost.

A blog can keep everyone up to date on projects without clogging in-boxes. It also can provide an archive of mistakes and milestones that could be shared with other teams undertaking similar projects.

You could be using blogs in many ways: as internal and/or external company blogs filled with competitor, industry and/or company news; crisis management, product and sales updates; Web resources; network information; and resources for customers.

To learn more about the potential of using blogs in business environments, visit http://www.nwfusion.com, DocFinders: 2930 and 2931.

Keaggy is brand manager at XPLANE, a St. Louis, Mo., business communications company. He can be reached at bkeaggy@xplane.com.