The Internet Monthly: October 2010

The Internet Monthly Podcast The Internet Monthly is a monthly podcast featuring 20 or so short Internet related articles, tips and tricks and a regular search engine of the month feature.

In this month’s issue you can find out about business grants to recruit more Silver Surfers and how to map car journeys and calculate fuel costs instantly.

You can also learn about bio-petrol from Scotland’s whisky makers, the death of the world’s least-cool search engine and the ‘social suicide’ site that logs into your networking accounts and destroys everything.

This podcast is derived from a monthly newsletter published by Zen Internet and recorded and produced by Silicon Bay. The podcast is reproduced by kind permission of Zen Internet.

This Month’s Podcast

The Internet Monthly – October 2010:

Or, download: podcast_oct10.mp3 [25’ 56”, 11.9MB]

This Month’s Articles

This month’s edition of The Internet Monthly podcast contains the following articles. A list of links associated with each article are included for reference:

  1. SILVER SURFER GRANTS– Money to promote getting older people online
  2. YOU VIEW IF YOU WANT TO– Free to air web connected TV service
  3. LOFT IN TRANSIT– Carrier pigeons beat broadband
  4. FACEBOOK PLACES– Facebook’s location aware service
  5. TRAVELLING EXPENSES– Calculate your journey’s costs
  6. WHISKY IN THE CAR– Bio fuel made from Whisky by-products
  7. EMPTY LORRY AUCTION– Buy cheap haulage space on empty lorries
  8. SINKING ACROSS THE POND– The US not so good for entrepreneurs
  9. GREEN CENTRE WINS FRIENDS– Yahoo’s energy efficient data centre
  10. ROCKING THE BOAT AT FACEBOOK– Facebook’s ownership in question
  11. STAN MARSH AND THE SUICIDE MACHINE– Online social disconnection
  12. THE PERSUASIVE FONT– The rise and fall of Comic Sans
  13. WEB FONT FONTS– Free web fonts for web pages
  14. PERSONAL TOUCH TYPING– Type your e-mails in your own handwriting
  15. OLD PHONE MAKEOVER– Any phone can become a touch screen device
  16. BACK TO THE FUTURE– Commodore C64 released as a PC
  17. BING IT ON– Microsoft and Yahoo challenging Google
  18. CUIL GOES COLD– Search engine Cuil closes down for good
  19. GOOGLE’S NEW SEARCH ENGINE– Real time results from Google
  20. SEARCH ENGINE OF THE MONTH– Instant searching of YouTube

Zen Internet logo This podcast is sponsored and reproduced by kind permission of Zen Internet Limited. The music on the podcast was provided courtesy of Will Tang.

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  1. Suche Heimarbeit commented

    Google Instant is quite a revolution and will have much more impact on the web landscape then you think! Google just takes over the thinking of the user! This will result in a much smaller search variety

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