Web dan Ketidakadilan Ekonomi

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This is what happen after you type keywords on Google search and click enter. This complex process is all done in less than a second, 300 million times a day, generating over $20 billion a year for Google!

From official word:

The software behind our search technology conducts a series of simultaneous calculations requiring only a fraction of a second. Traditional search engines rely heavily on how often a word appears on a web page. We use more than 200 signals, including out patented PageRank algorithm, to examine the entire link structure of the web and determine which pages are most important. We then conduct hypertext-matching analysis to the specific search being conducted. By combining overall importance and query-specific relevance, we’re able to put the most relevant and reliable results first.


How Google Works.

Infographic by PPC Blog

Yahoo! posted Yahoo! S.E Asia releases study on Internet trends and media consumptions on their company blog. The study is conducted in Vietnam, Indonesia, The Philippines and Malaysia. What isn’t surprising me on the key findings is that

Indonesia, the largest and fastest growing online market in Southeast Asia, has recorded a jump from 22% (2009) to 48% (2010)

Given the population, it’s obvious Indonesia will lead this. However:

In Malaysia, online music and video has attracted significant interest with 51% uploading/downloading music files online and 54 % watching video clips online. Over a third of users also play games online – dominated by younger males.

Not clear how many Indonesians are also do the same compare with these Malaysian youths, but more than 50% consuming music and videos online? Goodness me, that is massive!

More key findings at Yodel Anecdotal (via @bangwinissimo)

If you playing around with proxy stuffs without knowing wtf proxy is, you might end up to a problem like me. Suddenly, my Firefox rejecting to connect to the internet. What a frustration seconds. However, i found out that a proxy app i tried out earlier set my Firefox’s proxy to ‘manual’.

proxy server refused connection

To fix it out, simply click on (updated by reader Red on comment below) Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Settings. Then simply tick a ‘No Proxy’.

That’s it, enjoy Firefox and the internet.

I just did, it was a super old account that was filled with anything but spam emails.

Preparation: Make sure that no email that you need to keep in the account and backup your address book.

Now the process, which is as simple as this:

  1. Go to https://edit.yahoo.com/config/delete_user and login use the account that you want to delete.
  2. Fill in the required information including your login password and a case sensitive spam captcha (quite confusing sometimes).
  3. Done.

From the deletion request page, the deletion of the account will be finished for about 90 days or less, although as soon as you push the delete button, the account is automatically deactivated.