I just saw YouTube.com, a website which allows people to place videos online for free. It uses tags similar to how flickr and technorati does it. At first, I was more interested in seeing surfing, soccer and magic videos, then I found myself watching silly teenage fights and would-be music artists posting their performances. Not too bad. Some shouldn’t quit their day jobs. The website was featured in Yahoo. I can see this a popular site for America’s Funniest Videos. Check it out.
I just noticed WordPress 2.0 was released to the public a couple days ago. I saw the post in the Weblog Tools Collection blog. I am a little surprised there is no entry in the WordPress Development Blog since every WordPress blogger reads the development blogs in their Admin Dashboard. I personally feel, there should be an announcement there. Well, it looks like there is one now.
Yahoo will now be offering WordPress in their Small Business web hosting solution. The one-click WordPress 2.0 installation will include themes and plugins like Flickr integration and blog update notification. It also includes submission to the Yahoo RSS database. Upgrades of WordPress are done automatically meaning zero maintenance for bloggers. Very cool indeed!
Google has placed a bid to provide a free wireless service to all of San Francisco. This is a response to a request by Mayor Gavin Newsome, who is looking for a company to provide a free wireless network to all of San Francisco.
If the project is approved, San Francisco will be one of many cities in the United States with a citywide free wi-fi service. San Francisco is already a haven for free wi-fi service according to bayareafreefi.com who enlists 440 locations throughout the city.
This project will threathen SBC, Comcast and T-Mobile who depend on offering high service connections to its customers. T-Mobile provides a paid wi-fi service for Starbucks locations throughout the United States.
I think it’s great. No more war-driving. No more hanging out at Starbucks with your clothes smelling like coffee after hanging around for three hours. No more obligatory coffee if you stay more than three hours.
Carrying a laptop to city is now a must. If you ever feel like checking your email or checking out a restaurant or a movie, just find a bench, pull out a the old laptop and on the way you go.
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