Ep 40 of 2011
In this fast changing online world, have you ever thought about what has become of or becoming of the ubiquitous web site? With our reliance on social media, to communicate and stay informed, we now have different expectations of the web than what we did say a decade ago.
According to a post on Google’s blog last week the web is getting faster, and not just the speed of the pages, but also the speed of change. Before, it was fine to build a website and modify it only when new products were launched but today that’s just not good enough. We need to be constantly on the lookout for problems and opportunities.
Currently, Google’s Analytics does a great job analyzing past performance. But even that has to change so the new and improved Google Analytics offers real time data - a set of new reports that show what’s happening on your site as it happens.
Wow. Think about it. How is this technically possible? How is Google going to monitor every site? We’ll the world’s largest search company must have had a facility update in recent times. Google’s Analytics relies on a small snippet of code placed on the pages on your site which you want monitored for usage. Each time someone accesses that page, Google instantly knows about it, so now, that information will be presented to site owners as it happens.
This is obviously a direct result of the demands of social networking – Tweets, Facebook posts and the likes. Will we ever stop and smell the roses? It just makes you wonder what’s next.
This week on Tech Talk Radio
Sony has been given official reprieve by Australia's Privacy Commissioner over last April’s hack, Adam Turner takes a look at the new BBC iPlayer app for the iPad, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 faces further delays, Firefox 7 sneaks out, Microsoft under fire on Windows 8 dual-boot lockout, and Nokia to cut 3,500 jobs - Is this a sign of the times?
This week's App of the Week:
Android: Satellite Flybys
Turn your phone into a satellite tracker. See the ISS, shuttle, even spy sats!
Would you like your phone to alert you when the ISS, shuttle, or even spy sats are flying overhead? Simple! Satellite Flybys turns your phone into a full-featured satellite tracker with flyby alarms and more.
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