I remember my early childhood when the first PC I ever owned was delivered to my house. It was a secondhand XT 8088, a very simple CPU architecture (I studied this during my engineering days later). The machine did not have a hard-disk. It had a 640 kB RAM storage which was used for the OS and any other programs that I wanted to run (mostly games).
The recent Net Neutrality debate has me scared.
The very notion that the internet (which has always been considered as a free medium) needs to be regulated and controlled by a select few gives me the creeps.
India has been always pro for regulation, and this has resulted in fewer scams, but take the Telecom bandwidth licensing issues for e.g. The whole reason why telecom companies are crying out murder against OTT (read the internet) services is this.
For all the awesome things that Google does, there are always concerns about privacy, data sharing and access to insane personal information. So much so that there is an interesting site out there in the blue nothing – One Day without Google.
This got me thinking. As a collective, we criticize the Search Giant so much, but if it were not for Google, what would we be doing now?
How would life be without Google?
Some months back, I noticed a trend in the Google Analytics data of all the sites I monitor. It was Referral Bots leaving behind a spammy domain with the hopes of the webmaster will visit that domain out of curiosity. I wrote about this Black Hat tactic of Referral Bots as well.
Folks who have worked in launching mobile marketing campaigns would be familiar with the term Interstitial Ads.
What are Interstitial Ads?
Those pesky ads which take up the entire screen space in the middle of an app or a website. Yes, the ones which block the content underneath and make you click on the small cross in some corner of the ad.
On 27th March 2015, TRAI has released a Consultation Paper proposing a regulatory framework for Over The Top (OTT) services.
Every day I make it a point to go through the Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools data of this blog. The reason I do this is because daily monitoring the site’s data helps me quickly spot interesting usage behaviors in the site.