Melanie’s Round Up

Stall on net neutrality vote The Sentate delays its vote on the telecom bill affecting net neutrality, until at least Tuesday. Tim "inventor of the internet" Berners-Lee posted a video on his blog saying, "When I invented the Web, I didn't have to ask anyone's permission… Freedom of connection,…

Stall on net neutrality vote

The Sentate delays its vote on the telecom bill affecting net neutrality, until at least Tuesday.

Tim “inventor of the internet” Berners-Lee posted a video on his blog saying, “When I invented the Web, I didn’t have to ask anyone’s permission… Freedom of connection, with any application, to any party, is the fundamental social basis of the Internet, and, now, the society based on it.”

Yahoo Mobile

Yahoo launches mobile web access to mail, IM, and contacts.

GeoportailFrench satellite maps

The French government unveils Geoportail.fr, a site with detailed satellite imagery of the country that it says has better resolution than Google Maps. (via Reuters) Same as Resource Shelf’s complaint however, the page didn’t load on my try.

Internet Archive, Alexandria v.2

CNet takes a close-up look at Brewster Kahle and the ambitious work at the Internet Archive “to build, make freely accessible and preserve what he calls–in reference to the legendary lost library of the ancient world–the “Library of Alexandria, v.2.”

Resource Shelf expands on the article, noting the only thing missing is a mention of the Archive-It program, which allows institutions to create their own web archives.

A long talk with Snap

Search Engine Lowdown posts an in depth interview with Snap CEO, Tom McGovern and COO, Fre Walti.

Author: John Battelle

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11 thoughts on “Melanie’s Round Up”

  1. For about a year – the Archive had a beta project named * RECALL *

    One could get search engine like SERPs for any query during any archived time period

    It was fun and useful – then, suddenly, it disappeared????????

  2. Melanie,
    Thanks for doing such a terrific job on the round-ups — and for the link to Geoportail. I was looking forward to see how the French had beaten Google Earth at its own game, in anticipation of the French search engine that surely will fly as well as Airbus. Unfortunately, Geoportail is unavailable. Why? I’ll leave it to the Google translation of the site apology (http://www.geoportail.fr/excuses.htm) to explain:

    “You are incredibly numerous to connect you to Géoportail, gate of the territories and the citizens since his setting on line. We recorded several million connections in a few hours. Because of this multitude, the site is currently saturated. Our teams put all works about it to allow you to reach it again under satisfactory conditions of navigation and thank you for the interest which you carry to this innovative interdepartmental site.”

    Vive la France.

  3. Ditto:
    Tim “inventor of the internet” Berners-Lee

    Freedom is never free, it seems blood must spill to maintain freedom.

    Also why does everything have to be taxed.

  4. Yeah, just tried it. Very odd. I got: “Sorry, no information is available for the URL amazon.com”

    Can they do this?

  5. Also, try a search for Google.com. They seem to get that just fine, with the only result: yeaap, Google.com.

    Is there a search engine watch group that tracks and watches this?

  6. Tried Snap and loved it. Interestingly, I preferred many of the components of Snap. So, guess what I did – I replaced the Google search bar on Firefox with Snap!!! yes I know.. can’t believe in 2 to 3 years of being a Googler, I showed my true colours, I have no affinity for search engines and I CRAWL search engines. Makes me one less GOOGLER!

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