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Weekly Wrapup

It’s a bit late, sorry, but here is a summary of last week’s action on

Faking it

Our poll last week was an eye-opener. We asked: in your current Web activities where an identity is
required (i.e. you can’t be anonymous) do you ever fake all or part of your identity? In
the end 1,542 votes were cast and 57% of people said they regularly OR always faked their
Web identity (41% regularly and 16% always). 20% of respondents said they always use
their real identity on the Web, while 23% admitted to occasionally faking it. The
comments make for interesting reading, for example this one from Jan1:

“If I deal with institutions or people that I do commerce with you get my true me.

but for sites who just want to put me in a database, I fake it.”

For more analysis on Web identities, check out Jitendra’s post called Nobody Knows
You’re A Dog 2.0
(you can blame me for the title). Also a lot of great comments
on Digg
on this topic.

Top 100 Alternative Search Engines

Charles Knight’s post profiling some of the
best alternative search engines
really got peoples juices going. With over 90
comments on the post, not to mention the discussion in Slashdot and
Digg, well
there’s more than enough to get you thinking – and testing new search engines!

Web News

The consumer launch of Windows Vista and also Microsoft Office 2007 was 30 January.
New Zealand got to unwrap the
shrink-wrapped goodies
first in the world. Meanwhile Google released stellar Q4 results
and Yahoo ramped up its Brand Universe and released
. Also Flickr upset some of its old
skool users and Digg fought back
against the gamers. Just another week of push and shove in the tech blog world 🙂

Startups profiled

For those of you who don’t think we cover enough startups, well feast your eyes on
these detailed write-ups from last week. Innovative web technology galore…

Web Analysis

Or if in-depth analysis is more your thing, we won’t let you go away empty handed

That’s a wrap for another week!

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