Friday, November 10, 2017

Say 'cheese', such ease

Yes, it's still helpful to know what the most popular software is now.

Photo sharing takes place on Facebook and via email but the site we most think of is Instagram which has been taken over by fb, I take it, so it's a bit of a blur.

  1. Instagram
  2. Facebook
  3. Flickr
  4. Imgur
  5. PhotoBucket
  6. Picasa
  7. Twitpic
  8. Pinterest
  9. Photoshop
  10. Imageshack
I found hyperlinking all of these that there is so much cross pollination taking place (or did we discover that a few posts back but in a slightly different context?) The images are used in other forums: on blogs and social media, as well as the photo sharing websites themselves. Formal credit is given as that was the place it was first posted or the title of the image.

I think there's room to mention another four since Facebook and Flickr have been extensively covered already, PhotoBucket appears to be in limbo or something's going down and Photoshop was mentioned last time. So let's add OneDrive by some company called Microsoft, followed by tinypic, Shutterfly and Snapfish

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Software you live

It was Windows Live popping up in most visited websites that brought us to ponder type 'software and services'

Best software

  1. Napster
  2. HyperCard
  3. MS Paint
  4. Netscape Navigator
  5. Firefox
  6. Photoshop
  7. WordPerfect 5.1
  8. Lotus 1-2-3
  9. Scrivener
  10. Solitaire
[TechRadar 'The Ten Most Loved Programs Ever']

I have retained this title but there is an itch to add 'for it's time'

Although software, even for those who don't work in an office, has become almost a symbol of change and rapid obsolescence. TechRadar have looked at the impact and significance rather than how each compares with something developed recently.  

Tuesday, November 07, 2017


The most popular Internet service providers are difficult to discern since population size plays a part; we may have our peccadilloes when browsing the Net but everyone needs an ISP to get started. It was on this basis I decided not to call on Verizon but link to Canstar Blue's rating of broadband services - they're Australian, they're 2017:

 We have room for a tenth but who should it be? With the impending National Broadband Network, we have not only but someone called Mate. For all I know MyRepublic and nextalk might be ADSL2. We've got Foxtel (feeding funds to the ideological foe) but haven't made the connection to foxtel broadband

Monday, November 06, 2017

Internet service

We can't move over to less popular sites featuring photo-sharing or document sharing, or make a passing nod to the websites that have vanished, until we have sorted out what this Internet services and products means. The Storage News thinks it means Internet Service Providers (ISPs) which is closer than those sites who think from the search terms used that we're looking for the most popular products and services being offered on the Internet.

Gmail proved to be a good service and has stayed. An overview of Internet services from Spring semester, 1996 reveals the following:
A lot can change in twenty years, especially in cyberspace. My searches for Archie and Veronica, Gopher, Usenet and Telnet suggest these are foundling services that have since been supplanted. Back then they said WWW was another part of the Internet, not synonymous with it, but I think it has very much taken the lead.
You can see at the ten year mark how changes in technology affect pattern of useage. Most of the hurrahs are reserved for improvement in speed.

Again it is hard to get a measure of the popularity or importance of Internet products when too often this is read to mean 'products sold on the Internet'. It took me a bit of digging before I could find a site that would tell me what was truly meant by an Internet product.
Image result for types of internet product

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Head in the clouds, head on the cloud

In addition to its nebulous eCommerce, Amazon is a site for cloud computing. According to The Windows Club back in 2014 these were the top cloud computing services

  1. Microsoft Cloud Services
  2. IBM Cloud
  3. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
  4. Citrix Cloud Platform*
  5. Joyent Cloud
  6. BlueLock Cloud Services
  7. Verizon Cloud
  8. SalesForce Cloud - Ruby Platform as a service
  9. RackSpace Cloud
  10. Google Cloud Platform
 Image result for microsoft cloud services
*or for a more serious explanation of Citrix

    Image result for ibm cloud 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

immerse in eCommerce

When I saw Amazon was listed as E-Commerce rather than online shopping; ranked though it is one position below Taobao in popular websites, I wondered what the difference must be. I've been sat here two whole years and I can't tell you that much. I don't know about you but every time I look up the best of e-commerce or the biggest in e-commerce I see those well canvassed culprits staring back at me so let's move on.

If it's true that the largest e-merchants emanating from the US are such big names as Amazon, Apple, and Walmart, and that Australia pulls its weight with Kogan, Temple & Webster, Catch of the Day, The Iconic, JB Hi-Fi, Booktopia, Red Balloon, Lorna Jane and Dan Murphy's [Dick Smith was on this list but went under], eCommerce is as much about being a platform for sellers as a wholesale or retail site itself.

While this blog has never been about huckstering, there's little question that e-commerce here is meant to consider the vendor who uses a platform to sell their wares. This original from Inc. is worth reading in full since these are sites with some interesting ideas
  1.  Shopify
  2. BigCommerce
  3. Magento
  4. YoKart
  5. Big Cartel

Friday, October 27, 2017

Open all ours

Online Shopping Sites

    1. Amazon
    2. eBay
    3.  Asos
    4. Walmart
    5. Etsy
    6. Mr Porter
    7. Alibaba
    8. Nasty Gal
    9. Zappos
    10. ModCloth 
  1. [source:] 
  2. alright  I can't stand it any longer. If you look up number nine and all you see are philosophy and advertising and Amazon it's because there's a hyperlink to Zappos, who are shoesellers, at the bottom of the web page. Down there with Goodreads and IMDb.
  3.  I know this is where I should leave well enough alone but it remains to be asked whether these are external links or report to the mothership Amazon. There are eleven hyperlinks that name reference Amazon so this could either suggest that Amazon's upfront about what it owns or has a strong affiliation with, or they are large enough and so all consuming as to manage those other businesses at this level. It might be case by case but calling