Buzzwords of Web 2.0: RSS Down, Microblogging Up

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinois Like every other innovative industry before it, Web 2.0, too, has developed its own language. Our friends over at the Royal Pingdom blog took a close look at the buzzwords around Web 2.0 today and found some interesting trends. Using Google Trends as the basis for their research, Pingdom, for example, concludes that searches for term ‘Web 2.0’ peaked in 2007 and have been decreasing every since. Some of the main terms of the Web 2.0 world like ‘RSS,’ or ‘cloud computing‘ have also been on a steady downward trajectory, while ‘blogging’ is still holding steady. On the other hand, terms related to social activities on the net like ‘social media,’ ‘social network,’ or ‘microblogging‘ (thanks to Twitter) have seen a steady rise in searches over the last few years. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… ‘Web 3.0,’ however, seems to have peaked as a term to describe the next wave of Internet innovation before it even had a chance to happen.For a the full list of Web 2.0 buzzwords, head over to the Royal Pingdom blog.Conclusions?We wouldn’t want to draw too many conclusions from this list, as it is based on search terms, and as users get more familiar with these and start bookmarking their favorite sites, they will probably start using search less. Also, as these terms become household names, fewer users will look them up on Google. In some ways then, we might be able to interpret the decline of searches for ‘RSS’ or ‘cloud computing’ as a positive thing, as users have replaced searches for these general terms with more specific queries. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Cloud Computing: Feds Push Hard for Cloud Solutions

first_imgDespite Federal CIO Vivek Kundra own warning that “agencies should make risk-based decisions which carefully consider the readiness of commercial or government providers to fulfill their Federal needs,” the new federal budget is pushing hard to adopt cloud solutions where ever possible to reduce costs.  The new US federal budget allocates $20 billion for a federal cloud computing initiative in FY 2012, that’s 25 percent of the total proposed federal IT budget.  A study authored by Kundra, the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, estimates that the government could save as much as 30 percent over current infrastructure expenditures if IT services were moved to the cloud.Kundra coined the name for the new Cloud Computing strategy at the federal government as “Cloud First“.  Kundra wrote: “To harness the benefits of cloud computing, we have instituted a Cloud First policy.  This policy is intended to accelerate the pace at which the government will realize the value of cloud computing by requiring agencies to evaluate safe, secure cloud computing options before making any new investments.”When President Barack Obama introduced the FY 2012 budget, he again emphasized that cloud computing is one direction that the federal government is pursuing.  Obama said that “by consolidating data cen­ters and leveraging cloud computing the Federal Government will reduce the Nation’s data center footprint, strengthen security, and yield savings in the form of real estate, energy, equipment, and maintenance costs that can then be redirected to­ward the projects with the greatest benefit to the American taxpayer.”Kundra wrote that before the government could adopt any cloud solution that the following considerations need to be carefully weighed to assess the risk of any such move:Compliance with laws, regulations and agency requirementsSensitivity of the data which is to be stored in the cloud solutionSteps that will be taken to assure privacy and confidentiality of informationData controls and access policiesIntegrity to ensure that data is authorized, complete and accurateSecurity of access to the physical location where servers will be maintainedGovernance to ensure that cloud providers are transparent in their operations so that their security and management controls can be assessed and monitoredlast_img read more

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Puerto Rico prepares for massive protest to expel governor

first_img(AP) – Puerto Rico is bracing for what many people expect to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledge to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office.Hundreds of thousands are expected to take over a busy highway Monday morning to press demands that Rosselló resign over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat the governor had with allies as well as federal corruption charges leveled against his administration.The anticipated march in the capital of San Juan comes a day after Rosselló announced that he will not quit, but sought to calm the unrest by promising not to seek reelection or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party. That only further angered his critics, who have mounted street demonstrations for more than a week.last_img read more

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