Posts about Internet

So long beeb.net

Published on 20 April 2008 in , , , ,

Launched in 1999 as freebeeb.net, and later renamed beeb.net, BBC Worldwide's ISP slowly and quietly kept chugging along. By 2001 it had entered profitability with 140,000 users. And it's been around ever since. But this year will be its last - on the 30 June 2008, Beeb will close down and be no more.

Who is G and what did he do to my ADSL?

Published on 16 April 2008 in , ,

One of the reasons I quite like Plus.net as an ISP is that they're pretty open and honest with you. For example, for those of us on a capped broadband package, they provide a simple online tool that tells you how much you've used in a month. Very simple but you'd be amazed at how many ISPs don't do this.

When you move house, you tell people where you’re moving to. Now why don’t websites do the same?

Published on 7 April 2008 in , , , , , ,

One of the wonders of having XML feeds is that you can keep up to date with what's going on quite nicely from one place instead of having to go through hundreds of different bookmarks, remembering what you've seen and what you've not. And it's something more and more sites are now realising that they should provide, and which will bring them traffic.