Posts Tagged ‘research’

Liquid Information for Firefox – Research Add-on

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

… And here’s yet another interesting add-on for Firefox.

Back in 2007 I reviewed the Firefox extension Hyperwords which gave you access to a research context menu after selecting text on a website. You could use it to search in various search engines, encyclopedias or news sites.

While I’m not 100% sure, I believe that the Liquid Information add-on is the successor of the Hyperwords extension created by the same company.

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EU to Fund 16m Euro Research Project into Cloud Storage

Monday, November 15th, 2010

There certainly is a lot of money being thrown at cloud computing these days …

The technology we use every day is move ever more relentlessly towards the cloud.  This isn’t a new concept, it’s been around since the birth of Hotmail and other similar webmail services.

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Japanese People Have the Fewest Friends

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Could it be that people in Japan are just too darned busy to be able to spend as much time cultivating online friendships?

There can be no doubt that social networking has taken off (which would make a good tweet, hmm) but recent research by research firm TNS has shed some light about variations on how we use it around the world, as reported by the BBC.

The research, for which 50,000 people in 46 countries were interviewed showed that Japan, probably the most tech-savvy country on the planet, is also the one where people have, on average, the least number of friends online.

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