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Simplicity rules the web

Few can possibly deny that simplicity rules the internet. The most popular websites for particular categories are, invariably simplistic and clean. Craigslist, Facebook (which overtook the cluttered MySpace), Twitter (which I think is more popular than Facebook), and Google are all examples of this principal in action.

In fact the entire Web 2.0 revolution and look is built on simplicity. Less form fields and buttons, ajax, and fewer clicks all feed this school of thought.

Google to test ultra high speed networks

Google has announced it's intent to build a number of high speed networks in the United States. And by high speed, they mean 100 times faster than what is available today.

Google's vision is to have a nation-wide network of one gigabit fiber to the home connections with a choice of service providers. Google says it's "goal is to experiment with new ways to help make Internet access better, and faster for everyone."

If it creates competition for Comcast and to a lesser extent Verizon, I'm all for it.

Google apologizes if the internet offends you

Search queries for "Michelle Obama" surged today as a doctored photo of the first lady appeared on the first page of Google's search results. Many in the media are reporting that Google has taken out an advertisement apologizing for the image. This isn't completely accurate.

Google Chrome..very fast

I installed Google Chrome for Linux, the developer build, just to see what it was like.

It's fast; It is extremely fast. I wasn't planning on using it day to day, but I find myself clicking on it more often than Firefox.

The fact that it has no easy ability to block advertisements is pretty much overshadowed by the browser's sheer speed and usability.

And I don't like advertisements. I wonder if this is what Google is banking on.