Folksonomy and google bombs

Folksonomy or social tagging

How not to do copy-protection: Sony Music

Error #1: take a really broad definition of “backwards compatible”

Oakland installs free municipal Wifi

The goal of Wireless Oakland is to prepare Oakland County and its workforce for the jobs and technology of tomorrow. In conjunction with the Emerging Sectors Initiative, it will enhance Oakland County’s ability to attract and retain high-tech and nanotechnology corporations.
The seven Pilot Projects (Royal Oak, Pontiac, Troy, Birmingham, Madison Heights, Oak Park, and Wixom) will be started by the end of 2005 and should be completed during the first quarter of 2006. County-wide wireless internet coverage is expected in mid to late 2007.

Adsense in all media: TV, cinema, sport, traffic

The other day I was talking with Francois on Google’s tests with providing ads in printed media, i.e. buying up ad space up front and deciding just before the actual printing what ads should go on which page. Adsense for print media, as it were.

Avoiding wiki spam in Mediawiki

The great thing about Wiki’s is that everyone can edit them. The problem is that this attracts a new strain of spam morons: the wiki spammers. My Tango Wiki has gotten spammed several times per day since I launched it. A page gets changed to a list of URLs for various drugs, mostly ‘male performance related’, let’s say.

Web 2.0: nieuwe trends in Web projecten

(post in dutch – a plug, even)

What the government can do about spam

The Belgian Minister of Economy, Marc Verwilghen, recently announced the efforts the Belgian government would take to restore trust in the Internet as a way of doing business. This includes a directory of trustworthy online shops (e.g. in the travel business), but also some efforts to reduce spam. On the site the following 4 basic rules are described to avoid spam: 1) don’t leave your email address, 2) don’t answer dubious emails, 3) camouflage your email address and 4) protect your computer.

Open Wifi Hotspots in Brussels

This blog post is from 2005 – it's here for historic reasons, but none of the original links still work.

Contextual advertising without JavaScript

A recent article on Jensense: Monetizing from those with javascript disabled made me ponder a bit on the possibilities of contextual advertising *without* JavaScript. This would be primarily for places where you cannot add JavaScript (e.g. in RSS feeds, in blog posts). And I think I have found a solution.

Wealthy Belgian Bloggers: the blog dollars top 60

Since I’ve been told my “Popular Belgian Blogs” series (Jan-Feb 2005) was very much appreciated, I’ve just spent some time coming up with a new version. The main reason being: thanks to Dane Carlson’s Blog Value Estimator it is now so easy to put a value on a blog.
Some prior remarks: