This is what is Weird Wonderful Web for January 29th through January 30th:
- Beyond Vertical Search to Business Networks – ReadWriteWeb – going beyond “the search space that Google has not yet grabbed and that does not require a major technology breakthrough such as natural language search”
- Dear Google: 2000 Called, It Wants Its Ad Format Back – ReadWriteWeb – Google does Cue”Less”Cat. see also http://www.google.com/adwords/printads/ads/barcode/
- Beware Google Map’s Surveillance Death-Ray – I for one welcome our new Google Map Masters…. with pretty red lights!
- ‘We’re Huge in Finland!’ Firefox Hits New High as IE7 Lags | Compiler from Wired.com – Mozilla Firefox continued its slow but steady march against the worldwide dominance of Internet Explorer in 2007. Though in second place behind IE, where it’s been for years, usage of Firefox is still on the rise.
- Google won’t search for Chuck Norris because it knows you don’t find Chuck Norris, he finds you. – Googling “find Chuck Norris” and hitting “I’m Feeling Lucky.”
- overhaul copyright law to distinguish between commercial and cultural uses – We need to stop shoe-horning cultural use into the little carve-outs in copyright, such as fair dealing and fair use. Instead we need to establish a new copyright regime that reflects the age-old normative consensus about what’s fair and what isn’t at the