Current Invite Count : 0 I am giving away invites to Windows Live Messenger. If you are interested in receiving an invite then please post a comment below giving me a good reason I should give this to you. What it is?
ABC News reports: Internet users can take just one-twentieth of a second to decide whether they like the look of a website, researchers say. Dr Gitte Lindgaard and colleagues from Carleton University in Ottawa flashed up websites for 50 milliseconds and asked participants to rate them for visual appeal. When they repeated the exercise after a longer viewing period, the participants’ ratings were consistent.
I’m surprised it is still not out on the Dev Blog, but you can download WordPress 2.0. WordPress 2.
WordPress Dev Blog reports that Yahoo Small Business will now offer WordPress for its users. Yahoo has gone ahead with more than just the default installation of WP. It also includes Akismet with a Pro-Blogger Akismet License.
Google said Wednesday it has fixed a problem in its widely used email program that allowed hackers to break into peoples Gmail accounts to read messages and pose as legitimate email users. Security researchers in Spain exposed a flaw in the way Google authenticates its users, allowing the breach in the system that counts more than 5 million users. The process for exploiting Gmail was posted to a hacker web site.
Well, I’m frustrated! 🙁 And you can’t blame me. While WordPress.
For old and new bloggers alike, Paul writes a short HOW TO on increasing traffic to your blog. He covers Usability, Content, Technorati, Blog rings, Feedburner and few other tricks.
Are you currently using SK2 and like me have qualms switching over to the new Akismet? Enter Spam Karm 2 Akismet Plugin by Sebbi You will need to have a WordPress.com API Key for this to work, however you can easily get one by using Flock.
Update I missed this, but Donncha has already taken care of this request 🙂 For those new to WordPress, in versions 1.5.x and below a nice feature for creating teasers was available while posting.
For those who aren’t aware, PhotoBucket is a free image hosting service in the likes of Flickr. They have just upgraded the free services provided to users. You now have a free storage of 50MB and free bandwidth of 2500MB/month which should be more than enough for free users.
While you still can’t edit your templates here at WordPress.com the WP.com FAQ suggests a good method to add images to the sidebar using the Link Manager.
I had written a while back about Web 2.0. As with anything new a debate rages on as to how good or bad or effective is the term Web 2.