“Use the Secure Login extension to prevent Firefox from automatically filling in password fields, but at the same time giving you the automation that saves you time. In fact, using the hotkey means that this method is probably even quicker.”
OK, this really cracked me up this morning, and I needed a laugh. Enjoy!
Thanks to Silicon Alley Insider for turning me on to this.
“Retail giant Wal-Mart has quietly launched its own mobile content storefront and WAP portal in conjunction direct-to-consumer mobile media firm PlayPhone. beginning with ringtones spotlighting country-rock geezers the Eagles.”
“Six Apart Ltd said it sold the blog community site for undisclosed terms to SUP, a Russian-focused Internet media company led by an American and British duo that has expanded LiveJournal’s Russian business over the past year.”
Whoa… Is MySpace REALLY that popular?
OK, this is MY kind of interactivity!
“Since the demise of my company, the Enthusiast Group, several people have seized on that to suggest that â€œcitizen journalism is dying.â€ Good grief. My companyâ€™s experience proves no such thing.”
I don’t entirely agree with Robin Miller, but I think he does have a point: “People instinctively realize that special TV lighting and makeup create false images, and that this is a major reason so many of us have trouble taking TV â€˜newsâ€™ seriously.”
Wow, this is an amazing explanation of how to use sound creatively. Every podcaster or anyone working with audio should listen to this.
“User-generated content is going to spill outside the Internet arena. As you peruse the cable menu on tv, youâ€™ll be able to see what other people thought of a show to help you decide whether to set your DVR to record it.”
useful tool for SEO
“I’ve already explained the perverse economic incentives that result in us carpet bombing the world with “blow-in” subscription cards. Now I want to highlight the subscription offers that magazines send through the mail. They’re full of lies.”
“Brightcove is ending its video upload service & abandoning any â€œmarketâ€ for user-generated content. Linking its star to traditional media. But whatâ€™s good for Brightcove doesnâ€™t mean that the Internet doesnâ€™t change the fundamentals of media.”
|Tony Pierce, editor of LAist, is moving to the LA Times. Congrats!|
- Ajax Blog Â» Vimeo Founder Fired, Does A Bong Hit
“Jakob Lodwick, the co-founder of IAC owned video site Vimeo, left the company today. Thatâ€™s not surprising, given the picture Lodwick chose to include with his goodbye post [no longer online]. A source close to Lodwick says â€œhe was let go.â€ (tags: business problems career photo)
|I just created a separate Twitter account for liveblogging. You can follow me there.|
One reason I started using the popular microblogging tool Twitter was to experiment with liveblogging events such as conference sessions. While Twitter is not a perfect tool for this prupose, it’s less clumsy than trying to liveblog with a traditional tool such as WordPress or Typepad, I’ve found.
When I’m live-Twittering an event, I tend to post lots of “tweets” in quick succession. This can be overwhelming to my regular Twitter followers.
Therefore I’ve decided to experiment with another Twitter liveblogging approach: I’ve created a separate Twitter account called amyliveblogging. When I liveblog an event (as I’ll do with some sessions at the Total Community Coverage seminar I’ll be attending and presenting at next week), I’ll do it through that account. This way, such posts won’t clutter my regular Twitter account.
This’ll give people who want to follow me on Twitter to get only my regular day-to-day tweets, only my event coverage, or both.
Again, this is all just an experiment. We’ll see how it works out.
What do you think of this approach? Got any questions, comments, or critiques? Please comment below.
|Trevor Blake, via Flickr (CC license)|
|I’ve got access to this blog locked up a bit better now, but with some side effects…|
You may recall, a few weeks ago this blog got hacked by a spammer who apparently gained access to my blog by stealing my password when I logged in via a public wifi connection.
Since then, I’ve implemented some security measures for when I’m logging in away from my home network. Actually, I didn’t do the real security work — Tom Vilot and Justin Crawford were gracious and skilled enough to help me out. (Thanks, guys!)
One thing that’s helped is that Tom installed a WordPress plugin to provide me with secure (SSH) login access to this blog when I’m away from home. This should prevent anyone from stealing my blog password over open wifi. It works very well in that regard.
However, when I have this plugin activated, there are side effects. For instance, I lose the visual editor (minor inconvenience) and post preview (more significant inconvenience). But most notably, this plugin prevents some people — although not all — from leaving comments on this blog. We haven’t diagnosed and fixed that problem yet.
In the meantime: If you get an error when you try to leave a comment on Contentious, please e-mail me with your comment, Contentious post title or URL, and your URL (if any) and I’ll post it on your behalf. Apologies for the inconvenience.
I’ll be activating the security plugin anytime I’m blogging away from home, especially when I’m away on business trips. But most of the time I’ll leave if deactivated.
Have you experienced similar problems with secure access for WordPress? If so, were you able to solve them, and how? Please comment below (if you can, heh heh heh…).