Thursday, December 01, 2005

Upload, Store, Play and Share in a Few Clicks - New York Times

Upload, Store, Play and Share in a Few Clicks - New York Times "Most of the time, high-tech companies can describe their products with equal efficiency, but not always. Take, for example, Glide Effortless, a new Web service that went live yesterday. "What is Glide Effortless?" its news release asks. "It is a compatible browser-based online solution with integrated software and service environments, providing powerful file management, creation, communication, sharing and e-commerce capabilities."
Which leaves only one question: "What is Glide Effortless?""

Article goes on to explore Glide's focus on making it simpler to upload/store/play/etc.

Speaking of ease of use (or lack thereof): Google/Blogger's BlogThis! tool now requires confirmation in the form of typing a dynamically generated text string. This has transformed what used to be a one- or two-click action into an eye test and typing exercise, all apparently to preclude spurious posts -- which I haven't seen once in my 5+ years as a Blogger user. It'd be nice to have the option to turn off this new "feature."

Update: I found the keyword verification option setting -- via a quick Google search, naturally...

Update 2: except... the turn-off option is only for comments, i.e., there is apparently no way to turn it off for blog owners posting on their own blogs. Lovely...

Update 3: but wait... a human review process can be requested to verify the blog is not a spam blog; in theory Google/Blogger then "white lists" your blog and the eye test/typing exercise goes away. Clearly "RTFM" applies even in the wonderful world of "Web 2.0"...

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