Posts about: Internet
Anyway, three's a trend. So here are three people hitting back at bad reviews in the last week.
The latest subscriber figures (see table below) show that, apart from a couple of exceptions, it's time for newspapers to turn off their RSS feeds - and hand over the server space, technical support and webpage real estate to something else. Like Twitter.
Delia Smith relaunched her site last wednesday and switched hosts to Red. She / they seem to be having problems. Here are some of her biggest issues ...
Google's autosuggest feature has some interesting suggestons for Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Prince Charles, Michael Jackson and Jade Goody.
The express website is about to have a redesign. You can see it here. Here's a screenshot. They also seem to be moving URL from dailyexpress.co.uk to express.co.uk. It doesn't seem that much better to me ...
In March, I appealed to the Audit Bureau of Circulations to sort out its terrible ABCe website. It's had a redesign. Here's a list of its latest problems.
The people of Hackney have taken to crowd publishing the expenses of local MP Diane Abbott - by attaching hand written breakdowns to local newspaper billboards.
I hate mobile versions of websites. And ITV's dismal mobile site demonstrates why.
Interested in the MPs' expenses scandal? Here's a round up of the best resources and tools.
Condemnation of the Times's Nightjack story appeared to stop today on the paper's own blog. But it just looks that way as the word 'next' that gets you to more comments has vanished.
Here's a round up of bad or hard to use login designs and functions - things to avoid if you ever sort your login out.
If you use Bing USA, you don't just get more features - you get to see how Microsoft paints Britain to the Americans. It's not a pretty sight as these screenshots show (they also show that nearly all UK-related terms searched for in Bing USA return wikipedia first or second) .
A rundown of the differences between the UK and USA versions of Bing (presumably we'll be getting the missing stuff soon).
BNP wins were foreseen (predicted is probably an overstrong word) by the data from Google Insights from Search.
Google puts UKIP 13 points ahead of the Conservatives in the European elections. But Google has used the wrong search term - and the real, and worrying story, is that the BNP is ahead of everyone.
Microsoft seem to have reacted badly to my post on the usability of bing - someone left a comment defending it without revealing they were a Microsoft employee (which is illegal in the UK). And they've either manually deleted the post from the bing search results or it's taken them more than 4 days to index it ...!
bing is a usability disaster - confusing links allied to unusable functionality. And is it called bing or Bing - make your mind up Microsoft.
Maybe Google really does need to get together with Twitter to improve its real-time search. Taking 15 days to recognise the Telegraph as the best current result for MPs expenses is a bit poor.