Monthly Archives: March 2006

Indian Slumdwellers Protest Biometric Scanning of Impersonators. I Think

By | March 30, 2006

Who says that privacy is only an issue in the First World? According to The Times of India residents of Palsora and Lal Bahadur Shastri colonies have demonstrated against “alleged irregularities in the biometric test, which is being carried out in the slum areas to check “impersonation at any level.” The problem, it seems, is that people have been impersonating… Read More »

It’s Downhill From Here: Web 2.0 Awards

By | March 29, 2006

It’s a sign either that Web 2.0 has become an important and integral part of things, or that matters are getting out of control, but here’s another of what you should expect to be a long line of Web 2.0 Awards. This one is from SEOmoz, of whom I’ve never heard before, but which is actually a search… Read More »

Plaxo Drops the “Hi, I’m updating my address book” Email

By | March 22, 2006

Plaxo is dropping the “Hi, I’m updating my address book. Please take a moment to update your latest contact information…” email which has, over the past three years, raised more than a few hackles. (What is a hackle? And can they ever be in any other state than raised?) Anyway, people (including myself) have objected to the rather… Read More »