Today, everybody is in a hurry! The internet provides us with so much information that we can’t even imagine. Let’s not talk about how many different news sites offer us different categories for all tastes and how we are having trouble finding only the information of interest to us.
Google made the first step into sorting the information .Their news portal is up to date; it’s clean and easy to use futmax.org. They even offer rss and a custom display for each user.Personally I don’t think is enough! At this point in time we have to deal with to much information and our brain is just not ready yet to resist and memorize all of it.
So we have to think at an alternative way to make the best out of it. The human factor should not be taken lightly. Thousands of people can make the difference. Imagine that all of them like a site and are willing to post only the important news on it. They contribute by voting and selecting the good from the bad. A sort of a blog , but this kind of site can have a heavy scripting in the back. I won’t tell you names but I’m sure you will came across such a site one of this days and you will love it for sure.
A script is just a script. It will always have a small backdoor or a way to be exploited. The human factor has an important roll and can be decisive in the success of a news site.
The RSS viewers are a good solution to display your favorite news. There are a bunch of them offered for free and they can be used with ease. You can see the news on your desktop and they can be configured to show you the updates in real time. With all this in mind you have to think what’s best for you and how to make sure your time is well spent.
Anybody who has seen my main website will know that I might have jumped the gun a bit when I pigeon holed myself as a professional business blogger. It’s been not so much a case of jumping on the blogging bandwagon as jumping too early with nowhere to land.
So whilst I wait for the pro-blogger gravy train to arrive, I thought I might look into my crystal ball and see what other predictions I can try and foresee in the mists of time.
We are still only really at the start of the ambiguous ‘Web 2.0’ with marketers and PR professionals all rushing to find the best ways of utilising the new tools at their disposal. The gold-rush is on to find the best way of gaining exposure and mining the rapidly growing online marketplace.
It has never been easier or cheaper to reach a global audience in a very short space of time.
Web 2.0 has also been synonymous with the growth of the bedroom publisher. Anybody with a PC and Internet connection can now run their own blog or website, and potentially reach millions around the world. This has created a torrent of content flooding onto the Internet on a daily basis.
So much content is being produced that it is virtually impossible to keep track of all the latest updates on all but the smallest of niches. Over 50 million blogs are now being tracked by Technorati with 1.6 million new posts hitting the web everyday! Google and Microsoft are also hell-bent on adding all the greatest literary works known to man by scanning whole libraries onto the Internet. I don’t, however, expect to see Shakespeare or Dickens topping Digg anytime soon.