Death of Yahoo Directory

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Whilst I am not sure anyone still uses the Yahoo directory service, the recent announcement of its permanent death still marks a significant milestone in terms of the evolution of information retrieval on the Internet.

I still remember the first time I visited the Yahoo directory site (which was the home page for Yahoo.com for those of you old enough to remember it!) and the excitement of being able to easily navigate to any number of useful and relevant sites that have been nicely categorised in a hierarchical structure. [Read more…]

3 iOS 8 features that can help you manage information on the go

Ember.pngApple’s latest iOS 8 operating system included major functionality improvements that are not visually obvious straight after the upgrade but are incredibly powerful once you master them.

I have had some time playing with iOS 8 on both my iPhone and iPad. While I won’t go into the detail of every single new features as that would turn this blog post into a book and there are others like Federico Viticci who are more qualified than me in detailing the evolution of iOS, I do want to share the 3 features that I found to be significant in terms of how one can process and manage information better using an iOS 8 powered device on the go. [Read more…]

To Tag or not to Tag

To tag or not to tag, this question has been the topic of many heated debate and discussion on the Internet ever since the concept of tagging first appeared. With the inclusion of built in support for tag in Apple’s latest OS X (Mavericks) operating system, Apple has made this debate more pressing by essentially legitimising and approving the use of tag for the mass market.

The question now facing many people is whether tagging is right for them. [Read more…]

The Joy of Podcasting

As strange as it sounds, I have recently discovered the joy and wonder of listening to Podcast. As a time poor, sleep deprived father of two, it has allowed me to keep abreast of current, relevant contents and news and changed the way I consume information.

As an information consumption medium for up to date content, podcast can’t really be beaten and has some unique advantages over other mediums

Wide Selection of Contents

Podcast originally started off with nerds talking about geeky stuff (ok there are still a lot of geeky content!) but has come along way in terms of becoming a mainstream medium where you can now find a huge variety of contents on just about any tropic. [Read more…]