Janette Toral

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Social networks password security & Sun.Star reverts to old look

In Internet on January 15, 2009 at 4:05 pm

In my column today, I reminded readers about safeguarding their passwords as more and more sites on the Internet today encourages users to logon to their e-mail and other 3rd party services to extract information about their contacts.

I also noticed that the Sun.Star website reverted back to its old look and feel. I guess adjusting to the new one got a bit complicated as well. In my case, I find it a challenge to navigate through the archives and glad that the old one is back.


Will MixedInk click?

In Internet on January 12, 2009 at 8:32 am


Just heard about MixedInk earlier today. It functions like a wiki where people can start a topic, invite friends to contribute, and let people vote for the version they prefer as final material.

I think the site is promising as it pushes collaboration to a different level. It is also a bit intriguing and political as contributions will have to be voted upon. Such would require a lot of confidence from contributors to be able to participate effectively.

On the minus side, I wonder why would users be motivated to put their post in a 3rd party site like MixedInk if they already have a group blog or a pbwiki (and even monetize).

Of course, there are just initial observations and we’ll see how far this site will evolved.

(thanks Duncan Riley)