Blippex – Crowdsourcing Search

Competition in the Search Engine field has been quite stale ever since Google took over the scene. Some prototypes have cropped up here and there, some even attempted by ex-Googlers, but most of them faded into oblivion as quickly as they appeared. Competing with Google is hard. Very hard. No other general search engine can display […]

Basic Tips for Privacy on the Web

In the light of recent news about N$A practices, you may wonder how to take a little more control of your Web presence and experience. Here are some steps to consider if you value privacy… Email: Make sure the connection to your email provider/server is a secure connection. Webmail providers (those where you check your […]

Third-party Comment Systems Gone Wild

2013 must be the year of third-party commenting systems. Facebook’s comments were already popular and integrated into several sites. This year I’ve seen Disqus take over the comment sections of some websites, apparently increasing their lead over Livefyre, while Google is already deploying their Google+ comment integration in Blogspot. These solutions might be interesting for the […]

The Day I Quit Facebook

I woke the same as any other day Except a voice was in my head It said, “Seize the day, pull the trigger Drop the blade and watch the rolling heads” — The Day I Tried to Live (Soundgarden) Dear $FB, I’m sorry, but we should start seeing other people… I broke up with you […]

X things you need to know (and other lists)

These days, Internet media tend to follow blindly the heuristic of giving pre-formatted titles to their articles, such as “X things you need to know / Y things that will help your {career, love life, social life}” or “Are you doing this or that?” in the hopes that they will achieve optimum user engagement. Ironically, this […]