Smartphones now dominate the web
Smartphones now dominate the web

Smartphones now dominate the web, according to a new study which finds over half the world’s population using one. Two-thirds of the world’s population uses a mobile phone of some kind and over half the web’s traffic flows from and to mobile devices. Those estimates and more are contained in a Digital in 2017 Global […]

Mobile use tops desktop use around the world
Mobile use tops desktop use around the world

Mobile use tops desktop use around the world for the first time, show analytics recorded in October by independent web analytics company, StatCounter. “Its research arm, StatCounter Global Stats finds that mobile and tablet devices accounted for 51.3% of internet usage worldwide in October compared to 48.7% by desktop,” explained the company’s Nov. 1 press […]

Websites are now 25 years old!
Websites are now 25 years old!

It was easy to miss, amid all the holiday festivities and terror news but a silver jubilee was celebrated December 20: websites are now 25 years old! That is to say the very first website was created by World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee on December 20, 1990 at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear […]

Google continues a little web cleanup
Google continues a little web cleanup

Google continues a little web clean up, issuing a pretty stern warning Sept. 18 to black-hat operators it will remove sites from search results if they try to cheat with various unscrupulous methods. “For example, a webmaster who received a (search results penalty) based on an unnatural link to another site may nofollow the link, […]

The plan to take Internet governance worldwide
The plan to take Internet governance worldwide

Anticipated for over a year, the Internet’s overseeing body has revealed the plan to take Internet governance worldwide, wresting it from U.S. government control. But the plan, published late last week and scheduled for a month of public comment, doesn’t really call for much change in the way the Internet operates today – except it […]

HTTP/2 – your WWW will get a little faster
HTTP/2 – your WWW will get a little faster

Your web browsing will get a bit faster, a bit more safe over the next year or two, thanks to HTTP/2, a significant upgrade to the protocols of the World Wide Web. Sound nerdy? Oh yea, you bet. But the important point is the revision to the WWW’s plumbing will make life a bit easier, […]

Google domain registration opens for all
Google domain registration opens for all

Google domain registration is now up and open for all to register new URLs for business or personal use. What this means for new businesses or organizations – or anyone creating a new website – it’s no longer necessary to deal with the incessant noise (and, sometimes, hassle) of the long-standing domain registration companies like […]

The Web we want – an online bill of rights: Tim Berners-Lee
The Web we want – an online bill of rights: Tim Berners-Lee

Twenty-five years after he first proposed the online system of Internet communications we now call the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee says it’s time to protect the openness of the web and the privacy of those who use it. Call it a bill of rights or a 21st Century Magna Carta, Berners-Lee points out […]