Most people don’t know what an internet browser is. Heck, most people use Internet Explorer or Safari for that matter. But it’s all thanks to Google people change their minds. Commercials. Everywhere. This isn’t too bad, but it’s bad for the ‘free browser market’. Other browsers (Firefox, Opera) do not have the budget to advertise on such a large scale (worldwide).
There are around 5 popular browsers.
– Internet Explorer
– Google Chrome
The last one, Opera, introduced version 15. They use Webkit, just like the other zillion other browsers. Why? They are pushed by the market, and their recent change of management did not have a positive effect on the company either. The only popular browsers that do not use Webkit (or a fork) are currently Firefox (Gecko) and Internet Explorer (Trident).
The main feature of Webkit is HTML5. A standard, most people say. But it isn’t actually an official standard for HTML rendering.
Opera had major issues with HTML5, thanks to the CSS prefix ‘-webkit’. Most (popular) websites use either the normal HTML5 CSS (without any prefix, ignored by Webkit browsers), or the prefixed one. And sometimes both, and it will render twice. All because it’s for ‘developers only’, and mostly ignorant people that just use HTML5.
This seems to be a major problem, and something needs to be done about it. The market share of the recent Opera 15 dropped because many features need reprogramming, and are just missing.
A quick blog entry, because I’m going to leave the house for a hour or two.
North-Korea. Some country, placed right above South-Korea, is threatening with war. Why? Because the U.N. gave new sanctions right after the rocket-launch test and possible nuclear experiments. North-Korea blames the United States, and threatens to launch a rocket to the U.S.
Experts say they do not have any rockets that are capable to arrive at the United States.
North-Korea, are you even capable of launching the internet and start a digital war?
Well, we will see.
I read a major tech. magazine today, which reported that around 170 e-mail addresses were leaked to Pastebin from employees of the U.N.. It seems that the digital war between two countries has started: Iran and Israel are even fighting over social media. This is pure speculation, but it may be that the government of Iran may be behind the leak. Iran has a nuclear history, and Israel too. I don’t want to put any country in front, but Iran itself has a history of nuclear weapons, and this may be payback.
This ‘war’ is pretty interesting, because this is the first digital war that really utilizes the available social media and launching propaganda websites (this isn’t very new: North-Korea does this since several years).
This war is the perfect example of combining digital war with weapons. It’s like watching small little kids fighting over chocolate(Gaza border) and a video game(Twitter) at the same time. But the deaths caused by such conflicts is always very sad. But still: is the digital war coming to other countries?