Interesting Picks from the Tech Blogosphere

Michael Paul of TechCast Weekly suggests using a Wi-Fi router even if you have broadband Internet connection on just one home computer. Reason - you get a hardware firewall with a router that keeps you more secure.

An Hitwise study has found that most visitors on Web 2.0 style sites are consumers rather than contributors. Just 0.16% of YouTube users upload videos while 0.10% of Flickr users ever upload photo. Most like to watch content rather than create.

Duncan Riley has come out strongly against domain squatters who are trying to profit off the tragic shooting at Virginia Tech University. Duncan is always very articulate in his thoughts and that's a big reason why I admire him.

Rich Legg shares some useful camera settings and other tricks that will enable you capture photographs in low light conditions without Flash. Some of the tricks like "shoot in burst mode" may apply only to DSLR owners. via

Sid Yadav has compiled a list of most successful web 2.0 startups till date. The interesting point is that except Wikipedia, all the other 9 startups mentioned in the list are targetted for teens and young adults. Craigslist and LinkedIn are missing from the web 2.0 hall of fame.

Steve Rubel posted something about PC Magazine on Twitter that probably offended the publishers. Steve was quick to post an apology letter on his blog and thus prevented the whole issue from blowing out. Edelman won't loose their important client called Ziff Davis while Steve will continue to command respect in the blogosphere.

Google Web Office has just been upgraded - Google Sheets now have Charts and Graphs while Google Powerpoint will soon be available. That further reduces the distance between Google Office Suite and Microsoft Office Standard.

Google Docs & Spreadsheets was probably not the best choice for a product name - will they now call it Google Docs & Spreadsheets & Presently or just something short and sweet like Google Office.