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What is Google Wave?

O’Reilly’s upcoming book Google Wave: Up and Running on Google Wave showcases

How a wave is structured?
How it works?
Also it details on Robots, Gadgets, Embedded Waves, Wavelets, Blips, threaded conversation model ….

So What Exactly Is Google Wave?

Google Wave is a real-time communication and collaboration platform that incorporates several types of web technologies, including email, instant messaging (IM), wiki, online documents, and gadgets. In more technical terms, Google Wave is a platform based on hosted XML documents (called waves) supporting concurrent modifications and low-latency updates.

The Google Wave user interface includes panes that dynamically update with content as users interact with waves.

A general overview of how a wave is structured. Waves contain wavelets, which are containers for blips (messages) added by participants. Extensions, in the form of robots and gadgets augment the conversation between participants in a wave by adding different types of features and functionality to a conversation.

Google Wave

The threaded conversation model includes one or more threads based on replies to an initial message or replies to other replies.

Waiting for Google Wave Invite, check the invite post @

Google Wave Preview Invitations …

Hey Friends,

Google Wave

The most anticipated Google wave is live in limited mode. Currently it is in invitation mode, where in you need to request for an invitation to Google and they will revert back with limited version of Google Wave.

Wave is a new step towards Collobaration …

Google Wave

Intel cleanrooms are 10000 times cleaner than a hospital operating room

While blogging, surfing around I came across an article which astonished me as it read “Intel cleanrooms are 10000 times cleaner than a hospital operating room”

Really strange, Intel says

Cleanrooms are 10,000 times cleaner than a hospital operating room. It takes an incredible amount of technology to achieve and maintain such cleanliness. Huge air filtration systems completely change the air in cleanrooms about 10 times per minute, reducing the chance that there are airborne particles that might harm the chips.

Keeping the environment clean, however, is only half of the story. What about the people who work in the cleanrooms? The thousands of people who work in Intel cleanrooms all wear special uniforms called “bunny suits” to protect the chips from human particles such as skin flakes or hairs. A bunny suit is made from a unique non-linting, anti-static fabric and is worn over street clothes.

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HTML : Non-breaking Hyphen

Is there such a thing as a non-breaking hyphen to prevent words like’e-mail’ and ‘e-commerce’ from breaking in two pieces at the end of a line?

I haven’t used it much, but placing the whole word between <nobr></nobr> tags should work……. It worked for me!

GMail Down

I am receiving error that Google’s mail service, Gmail, is down when I try to access GMail. CenterNetworks International Headquarters shows that it is unreachable. Google’s Apps Status Dashboard shows an outage for Gmail although they state it’s for a “small subset of users”.

View Google App Status Dashboard

The following message is displayed on some loads:

Server Error
The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request. Please try again in 30 seconds.

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123456 – World’s most common password

123456‘ is the most common password used by people on the Internet.

Obscenities, names of fast cars and even ncc1701 – the ship number for Star Trek’s Starship Enterprise, have made it to the list of top 500 worst passwords of all time. Compiled by, the list features passwords most commonly used by Internet users.

And topping the list of the most common password is 123456, followed by “password” in second place.

Other popular password choices were first names, repeated letters and numbers, pop-culture references. Even batman, bond007 and cocacola made it to the list, reports the Courier Mail.


The website said that almost one out of nine people use at least one of the passwords mentioned on the list, and one out of every 50 people use one from the top 20.
In fact, a study commissioned by digital communications agency @www found that an average adult had as many as 15 passwords to remember.
But 61 per cent of people used the same passwords for as many different accounts as possible in order to make life easier.

Create Free Polaroid Photo Online for Orkut & Personal Albums

Here comes a small master piece from IIT’ian Ankit Jain, its a small handy pic’y tool to be appreciated and worth to be applauded

Polariod It

Polaroid-It goes online just now… It’s a free tool for creating transparent Polaroid images instantly and that also right from you browser. All it takes is to pick a photo and clicking ‘Create’ button :)

    Pros :

  1. Add caption to your photo
  2. Match the background with your Orkut profile’s theme color. This gives stunning effect right into your photo album.
  3. And the best pros is that it’s free, even without any watermarks ;)
    Con :

  1. Only Jpeg/Png/Gif files supported. This too can be considered a good pros 🙂

Presentation: Barack Obama’s Internet Strategy

We’ve written a lot about how Barack Obama’s Internet strategy was a significant reason for his success last year – first in the Democratic nomination, then the Presidential election. We’ve analyzed how the Obama campaign made masterful use of social media and we’ve commented on Obama’s use of the Internet as President – not to mention the rise of the goverati. Tonight we came across an extensive presentation about Obama’s overall Internet strategy. We think it’s well worth a read, so we’ve embedded it below.

This presentation was done by Igor Beuker of, with research by Paul van Veenendaal – who apparently used over 250 different sources to create this impressive slideshow.

The presentation lists the following ways that Obama was “everywhere” in social media during his campaign:

  • Obama has gained 5 million supporters in third party social networks.
  • Obama maintained a profile in more than 15 online communities, including BlackPlanet, a MySpace for African Americans, and Eons, a Facebook for baby boomers.
  • On Facebook, where about 3.2 million (during the campaign) signed up as his supporters, a group called Students for Barack Obama was created in July 2007.
  • It was so effective at energizing college-age voters that senior aides made it an official part of the campaign the following spring.
  • And Facebook users did vote: On Facebook’s Election 2008 page, which listed an 800 number to call for voting problems, more than 5.4 million users clicked on an “I Voted” button to let their Facebook friends know that they made it to the polls.

Also check out these statistics from Obama’s main website / social network,

  • On, Obama’s own social network, 2 million profiles were created
  • In addition, 200,000 offline events were planned
  • About 400,000 blog posts were written
  • And more than 35,000 volunteer groups were created – at least 1,000 of them on Feb. 10, 2007, the day Obama announced his candidacy

Here’s the full presentation, with many more interesting facts and figures, via the wonderful SlideShare:

Case Study: The Barack Obama Strategy

Lovely Charts: When Any Old Flowchart Simply Won’t Do

LovelyCharts.gif“I wish I could make this flowchart look better” is a common complaint that pops up around ReadWriteWeb – and throughout offices around the world. So whether it’s mind maps, wireframes, or flowcharts, we’re always drawn to test new diagramming tools – just to see if they can help us create more aesthetically pleasing depictions of the concepts we’re trying to diagram. So you can only imagine our willingness to try a Web-based application called Lovely Charts.

Lovely Charts is a new diagramming application that focuses on making your charts look better. In our opinion, there are two keys to doing that: first, provide visually appealing icons and second, provide ways of making sure those icons are in alignment.

Lovely Charts delivers on both fronts. It offers a series of icons beyond the traditional circles and boxes. What’s more, because it’s built with Flash, all of those elements are easy to resize and manipulate. Lovely Charts also provides the alignment tools we’ve come to expect from desktop diagramming applications, allowing users to select multiple items and force them into proper alignment.


But that’s not all. Lovely Charts boasts a very intuitive composition mode, where users can easily clone items on the canvas by simply dragging and dropping them. The “Create & Connect” mode also provides a nice targeting feature that allows users to make sure the diagram lines are connecting the intended targets.

Lovely Charts was very easy to use. We were able to throw a diagram together – and a good looking diagram at that – in a matter of seconds. So easy, in fact, we were surprised that the demo lasted 15 minutes.

100Free.jpgWhile we were pleased with the functionality of Lovely Charts, there was one particular issue that sullied our view of the tool. While the service boasts being 100% free, it’s actually a limited version of the application that’s free – one chart with limited options. If you need more charts, want to save revision history, or share them with anyone, you’re going to have to pay. What does that subscription buy? Plenty. Unlimited diagrams, collaboration features, the ability to share diagrams, version history, commenting, and email alerts of changes.

To be clear, we have absolutely no qualms with application developers charging for their services. That’s completely reasonable. What isn’t reasonable is being told the application is 100% free and then being asked to pay €29 to use the full application. That’s a bit off-putting. Which is too bad. Because we really liked the application.

Would we pay €29 a year to use the application? We might. It makes diagramming easy and the extended features seem well worth the price. We liked the application – just not the marketing of it.

Long story short, Lovely Charts is a simple and intuitive tool. If you don’t have a charting tool, it’s well worth taking Lovely Charts for a spin.

Embedr: Embed Videos from Multiple Services in a Single Player

embedr.jpgWith online videos, you can never watch – or share – just one. But creating a playlist that allows you to share those videos – especially if they live on a number of different services – can be more difficult than it should be. Usually, you’re stuck with a series of links or a page full of embedded videos. Next time you have multiple videos to embed, try Embedr, a service that takes all of your video content and makes it accessible from a single embedded player.

Embedr is incredibly easy to use. Simply create a playlist and start adding the URLs of the videos you’d like to include. Don’t worry about the order. Once you’ve added all of the videos, you can reorganize them. During playback, videos automatically transition from one to the next. Or viewers can thumb through the screens below the main window to jump directly to the video of their choice.

Embedr is all about speed. To test the service, we created the following player in about 30 seconds – and we were able to do so without even registering.

Or maybe you’re more interested in a player that automatically updates with the latest content? Embedr will handle that too. The service features a “smart playlist” that will dynamically add new videos to your playlist based on keywords, categories, or YouTube user name.

Embedr currently supports Atom Films, Blip.TV, College Humor, Dailymotion, Metacafe, MySpace Video, Veoh, Vimeo, and of course YouTube. It will handle up to 100 manually added videos or 50 videos per smart playlist.

The Embedr service reminds us of a simplified version of SplashCast, a similar product we’ve reviewed in the past. SplashCast is still debating whether or not to continue the support of its user-generated content product. If they choose to discontinue their user-generated service, Embedr may be a viable option for those users.

To begin creating playlists and embedding them, visit Embedr.

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