Why are newspapers hiding their niche content?

You may know that I run a Formula 1 blog called vee8. It’s just one of a number of websites I am now running. It’s a lot to have on my plate and recently I have been looking at ways to save time. Last week I asked my readers if they thought I should continue […]

A change in the sidebar

I know this sort of thing bores most people to tears, but I wanted to point out a change I’ve made to this blog. For a long time I’ve wanted to bring more attention to the stuff I do elsewhere — my other blogs, Twitter and the like. This blog still gets more visitors than […]

Notice for non-F1 fans

This is something that I mention over and over again, but it is a fact that one of the most common things people say about my blog is along the lines of, “Of course, I skip past all of the F1 posts.” Those people would be doing a lot of skipping this weekend. The F1 […]

Procrastination?

I thought I’d write about a couple of cool websites I’ve been visiting recently. Back in the day I used MyBlogLog to keep track of what links visitors to this blog were clicking. But then I got bored of it and stopped using it. When I heard that Yahoo! was thinking of buying it, I […]

Geotagging

Just been playing with the new geotagging feature in Flickr. It’s good fun, but the poor quality of the maps really let it down. It’s impossible to accurately pinpoint where anything actually is, particularly since roads are most straight lines and railways often wander out into the sea. Place names are pretty bad aswell: Burntisland […]

You don’t hear me saying ‘Yahoo!’

So I can now use MSN sorry, Windows Live Messenger to have a chitty-chat with Yahoo! Messenger users. But I have to add them all first. Why can’t I just associate my MSN account with a Yahoo! ID? Can somebody tell me, is there a reason for this, or are they — MSN, Yahoo!, the […]

MySpace launches IM client; I reach for gun

Just as it was beginning to look like we would only need to use MSN Messenger and Google Talk to be able to talk to just about anyone (nobody uses ICQ any more, right?), MySpace have decided to create their own IM client. And just because it’s MySpace, it will be huge. Let’s face it, […]

In praise of Google Talk

I’ve taken the piss out of Google Talk a few times on this blog. Well, with the buzz about the new Google Chat idea that integrates IM into Gmail (which is being phased in), I felt like testing out the chat history, which saves your Google Talk conversations in your Gmail account (the one feature […]

MSN and Yahoo hook up messengers

MSN Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger will hook up. This is great news! It’s about time somebody did this. Update: Here’s what Yahoo! are saying about this: For instant messaging fans, this rates right up there with the Berlin Wall. We’ll have to wait until “the first half of 2006” though.

IM wars

IM wars: It’s MSN, AIM and Yahoo! versus Google. Very interesting if you use IM. (Via.)