Come on BBC!! They could at least have had weird eyes or something?
Seldom has a genocide been so welcome.
Tonight I showed my four year old daughter how to use youtube.com.
She knows she can click on the square images or the blue links. And she knows what the back button does.
So after about twenty mins of monitored browseing she ended up, after way too much Family Guy, trapped in a weird mangapop youtubeosphere.
I promptly pointed her to "funny animals" and she is there now in hysterics.... total hysteics watching cats loose one of their lives. Freewheeling on the internet, or at least youtube.
I feel a bit guilty, as if im pushing here into a world of technology and media. But she is there laughing and loving it, so how bad can it be?
Chat rooms and social nets, thats a different matter.
If you use Gmail and Firefox you should check out the Better Gmail extension form the creatives at lifehacker. Things like the one click conversation view, attachment icons and the in page preview are just fantastic extensions of function and design for Gmail.
Thanks to Kris for pointing this out;)
I have spent the last 3 days on Dialup at home, 33k. And its hard, really hard. So slow. I feel glad that those people in the 3rd world who are on the brink of internet usage wont have to deal with these speeds. Bandwidth be with you.