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THE OPEN SOURCE BROWSER Firefox celebrates its fifth birthday today.
Firefox was released by the Mozilla Foundation on November 9, 2004 and was immediately so popular that demand promptly crashed the server. The outfit spent an hour trying to get everything online again.
It was not clear how Firebadger 1.0 would go. The Mozzarella Foundation had a crack at releasing its own browser in 2002, but that was declared too cheesy by the great unwashed.
After five years, Firefox still has not killed off Internet Exploder but it has become a competitive player with something around 25 per cent market share, depending on who’s counting.
However all is not well at the Fox set. In the good old days it was all about beating Microsoft and changing the world. Firefox forced the Vole of Redmond to look at web standards and take them more seriously.
However now Google and Apple are also entering the browser market and making a name for themselves.
The web has changed too. When Fireferret first peeked onto the wide world web the Internet was mostly documents and a few shopping sites. Now a browser is expected to run applications and share data. It is also expected to be positively secure and stop people from visiting attack websites.
Firefox did so well because it could adapt quite quickly and was packed full of features. It was also a lot faster than anything the Vole could offer because it was a fresh design and you could opt out of unwanted features.
But now the open sourcerers have to compete with shedloads of marketing hype from Google and Apple. They have been peddling browsers that look sexy and claim to be better than Firefox.
Firefox version 3.5 arrived in June and version 3.6 is due out by the end of the year. It is also starting to show signs of age. It is becoming almost as bloated as its principal rival, Internet Exploder. As a result Google’s Chrome is starting to look a lot more appealing.
The next things that will happen with Firefox involve better support for HTML5, which supports the introduction of Web Open Font Format (WOFF) and the Ogg Theora video format. These will allow for webpage rendering using open source fonts and enable video to be played in the browser without requiring the use of proprietary technologies like Microsoft’s Silverlight and Adobe’s Flash.
However there is a slight problem in that these are just open sauce geek ideals. Most people don’t really care if a web application is proprietary or not. What made Firefox great was that it was faster, more secure than Internet Exploder and offered more. If that stops being the case then the next five years could see Firefox fall out of favour and become a niche browser, while Chrome and Internet Explorer slug it out for dominance.
Posted November 13, 2009on:
I was to busy with my work and some personal problem. I will try to update in my blog.
Twitter is the darling website in the Social Media Business. The most popular, adorable and simple of all the social media sites. All you need to do is just sign in, choose url and put few lines describing about yourself or your website which will be displayed when someone searches for your profile (and or website).
But do you know that you can optimize your twitter profile and make it stand distinct among several other profiles? Yes, and that is true. You have the priviledge of making your twitter profile unique and popular. The below mentioned points mention the ways to optimize your twitter profile (personal or business).
13 Ways to Optimize Twitter Profile
1. Twitter URL – This is the very important step while optimizing the twitter profile. Choose the URL specific to your name if its your personal profile, or-else choose the name of the business for which you had created the profile. This makes your profile valuable.
2. Twitter Name – Choosing what to mention in the twitter name is important, as the name acts like a title of the page for a website which is being displayed first in the search results. Opt for your name if it’s a personal twitter account otherwise choose the name of the business.
3. Twitter Bio – Writing a proper information about your own self or the business, gives a clearer picture of whose profile it is or which business it is representing. It gives a proper idea for the user who or what is he/she looking into.
Other than providing information about yourself, the bio acts an important component in the search results. It acts like the description of the website which is being displayed in the search results, when the specific term is searched. But in this case it provides the bio of the twitter profile. So be very specific and careful to mention the information as per yourself in the bio section of the twitter profile. Please don’t leave it blank.
4. Picture/Business Logo – Placing a personal picture or the logo of the business provides a more personnal touch and acts like an add-on for your profile. It is really a good idea rather than using some other pictures.
5. Customize the Background – Twitter has provided an option for customizing the user background. I feel this is another opportunity and a step to optimize the twitter profile. If you notice there is a lot of empty space on both the sides of the twitter profile page. You can customize the background for the profile page by providing more information about your own self or the business, like providing the contact email, blah, blah, blah. There are a lot of websites providing cool customizing backgrounds for free. You can go ahead and download one for yourself.
6. Give exact URL for Business – Provide an exact URL for your personal profile (if you don’t have a website or a blog then you may provide your twitter URL) or the business you are promoting. This helps the visitor to have a better understanding about the theme for your profile. In fact the Twitter URL, Description/Bio and the Web URL goes in accordance with each other and infact compliments one another, along with the location and the Name.
7. Twitter Directories – Add your profile to some of the important twitter directories like WeFollow, Loaded Web etc. This is another step to make your self widely available and popular.
8. Build a Network of Followers – Twitter asks a simple question “What are you doing?” and you just need to update it in 140 characters. In order to let others know what are you really unto, you need to have a list of people who can read your updates, i.e., in twitter language it is called as FOLLOWERS. The more the followers, the more the number of people you can convey your message to. But in order to achieve that you need to start following people who interests you or are of the same niche as you are in. There is the much likely probability that they will start following you in return and hence you can build your presence. Once, you are popular than you can follow those who follow you.
9. Favorites – Once you start providing the answer to what are you doing, you can choose some of your important statuses by mentioning them as FAVORITES (you may choose others messages also). Your favorites will be saved in this category. You and your followers, including the people visiting your profile might find it interesting and informative, and may start following you.
10. Direct Messages – Be careful and at the same time focus on your marketing skills to provide a proper information about your business, persuade the recipients to visit your website, and thank them for following you.
11. Trending Topics – These are currently the most talked about topics on twitter. Try to take part in those by replying to them if you feel you know what is the topic about. It gives the chance that the other twittes may like your comment and start following you.
12. Be a Good Participant – Don’t just mention about what you are and your business is all about. Be an active member in the community by reading others messages, replying to their tweets, sending them messages etc.
13. Status Message – There is one very basic and important thing to be kept in mind while optimizing your twitter profile. You should always make it a point to sign off from your twitter account by posting some descriptive information for your profile, as the latest post is shown as the first post for the respective profile. This adds and provides beneficial to the visitor of what exactly the profile is all about. I recommend this as one of the important steps for twitter profile optimization.
Most search engines do not think extremely common words in order to speed up search results or to save disk space. These words are known as “Stop Words”.
1. Which of the following is not an effective method for writing AdWords ad text?
1.Rotate your ads and automatically show the best performing ad more often.
2.Use only one ad variation per ad group for the sake of a consistent message
3.Utilize a call to action, such as buy, order, or purchase
4.Include the most relevant information about your business first
Answer: Use only one ad variation per ad group for the sake of a consistent message
2. The most effective AdWords ad headlines ______.
1.include the company name or website domain name
2.do not contain the most important keywords
3.are written in all capital letters
4.directly relate to the keywords being searched
Answer: directly relate to the keywords being searched
3. Your AdWords display URL has to be the exact same as your destination URL.