28 May 2009

Web host ratings

I had blogged about a Web hosting review site some time ago which had received considerable interest from my readers. it was no surprise considering the fact that there are so many providers around each claiming to give you the best value for your money. Well, recently I came across Webhostingrating.com, another site that rates web hosting providers.

On the main page, they have provided a list of 10 top best web hosts based on independent customer web hosting rating. According to the list the top web host is InMotion Hosting, followed by Awardspace.com and Web Hosting Pad. Here they have a "thumbs up" rating system with InMotion Hosting receiving 5 "thumbs up".

As your business or traffic gets bigger ultimately people move into dedicated web hosting. Their dedicated web hosting page lists two providers, namely, InMotion Hosting and iWebFusion Technologies LLC. Only InMotion has received 5 thumbs up while the later is unrated as yet.

If you are looking for a good web host, I would definitely recommend going through this site.

21 May 2009

Why people don't follow you on Twitter

Having been on Twitter for quite a while, I was looking at ways to increase the number of my followers. However, while doing so I found out several mistakes that people make on Twitter that turns away others from following them.

Some of them are listed below:
  1. Not having a profile photograph.

  2. Not having a profile description.
    I know some people are really concerned about their privacy and blah, blah but if you are, then you shouldn't be on any social network.

  3. Someone who has no updates.

  4. Someone who doesn't have a profile photograph, description or updates.
    I am surprised that this guy had over 200 followers without even making a single update.

  5. Someone who keeps tweeting links to "get rich quick" schemes.

  6. Someone who uses abusive language.
    A good way to lose existing followers as well.
Can you think of other reasons why you might not follow someone on twitter.

UPDATE: Unlike what some people seem to think, the guys at Twitter are scanning the Twittersphere for funny activity. Clicking on some profiles will take you to this page:

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1 May 2009

Airfree P80 - Futuristic looking air purifier

This is a different type of gadget I am going to review here - an air purifier.

I made the decision to buy an air purifier after our family had a bad case of flu running around (Don't worry, it was long before the swine flu). I don't think any of our kids is allergic to pollen but we don't want to risk it.

The first one was a bargain I grabbed at the local Lloyds pharmacy. It has a ioniser and a filter. However my wife was not really satisfied and we finally decided on the Airfree P80 after a bit of searching on the web.

We bought it from the Breathing Space site for £199.

I was initially sceptical about it's claims of being "The World's safest and most tested air purifier" and I was wondering how it purifies the air without using any filter. However, reading the reviews on various sites convinced us that it was the right choice.

As soon as we received it, I took it out of the box and started it up. It has a nice futuristic design which makes it look like something out of a Dr. Who series. At first I was surprised that it was so silent. Unlike the other one which makes a right racket. I could feel clean and slightly warm air coming our of the top vents.


The air purifier works by passing air through a heated ceramic core incineration chamber which kills all germs and cleans air that passes trough it. It also has a pleasant blue light which is actually quite soothing at night.


It may be my imagination but we sleep better at nights and the air in the house seems fresher when ever we enter the house.

The Airfree P80 has definitely been one of our best investments so far.

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Melayu Boleh