Oort Cloud is a new "social publishing" experiment for science fiction. Authors put their work online for critique, improve their work, participate in discussions, etc. The site uses RSS feeds, tag clouds and other Web 2.0 nift to keep it all together.
For writers, Oort-Cloud offers....
A place to share experiences in writing, publishing and help one another in dealing with the challenging decisions associated with copyright.
A place to reach out to readers, develop stronger ties to them, find new ones, and keep them up-to-date about new and coming works.
A place to learn what ideas and issues readers are interested in.
A place to help readers understand the issues concerning writers, especially in light of intellectual property issues.
A place to share opinions about trends in science-fiction and encounter new ideas that might inspire new creativity.
Google’s recently announced new redesign of desktop search results would have made ads pretty much look exactly like search results. Google is now backtracking, listening to the criticism, and trying a different visual approach.
Mac users are getting hit with Shlayer, a malware that installs an “Any Search” bar on their computer, reports Lifehacker.
Latest update blurs ads vs. search results line
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