Emails Online Are Safe, If You Ask the Right Judge

Subpoenas May Not Compel Discovery of Your Emails, Unless It’s Big Brother Online email providers who receive a subpoena to release your email messages are required by law to protect the content of those emails, at least in civil cases. I wrote about this story about a year ago. Please see the archive file here → Emails Secure From Subpoena?. But the protections of the Stored Communications Act, for individuals, apparently do not apply to the…

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Conquering Content Issues With Great Scripts

Lessons from the Blog Tech, and How a PHP Blog Will Translate Into Superior Content Management Innovation seems to beget further innovation, as a great set of programming code can easily be adapted to handle other content issues that regularly beset the online community. Make no mistake about it, our development of our own little PHP code for a large-scale blog project has already led to new applications of that code for content management. The…

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ICANN WIPO Your Domain Rights Any Time, Buddy!

Ignoring UDRP Trends a Dangerous Game in Today’s Internet The fragile contract rights of domain owners is very much under assault as the World Intellectual Property Organization and the National Arbitration Federation find themselves headlining some of the worst UDRP rulings to be handed up against domain owners in the past year. And the dangerous trend seems to be that if you buy a piece of the Internet, you’d better be prepared to use it….

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Building Websites Means Building Development Technology

Rodan Media Creating Technology Features to Automate Web Development for Clients Web design and development has changed a great deal in just ten years. When I first began maintaining a website for a magazine, constructing a website or adding new pages was as simple as opening Netscape Composer and dropping text and pictures. A fair website could be created fairly quickly. Of course, at the time the biggest concern was making certain the page could…

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From Russia, With Love

Facebook and V Kontakte Talk about a great domain name! VK.com. It’s the shortened variation of http://vkontakte.ru/, and what a remarkable site it is! It is the Russian variation of Facebook, and while I have been a member for a while, I have only one friend on my list. I do not speak Russian, and unfortunately there is no English translation for the website. I’ve muddled my way through the pages, copying text and pasting…

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Developer? Joomla-er? Word Presser?

Clone Wars Strike Back Online As DIY Snags The Internet The Attack of the Clones has gone online. This is a Star Wars reference, of course, but it really has nothing to do with George Lucas’ magnificent entertainment “empire”. Strike that. It does, in a way. Remember, in Attack of the Clones, how a clone army was being built in secret, only to be propitiously available for use by the Jedi when the separatist worlds…

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WordPress, Joomla, and Front Page, OH MY!

We Share Our Own Unique Approach to Development A recent bout with a case of bad business caused me to think long and hard about the kind of development platform we use. We don’t use a platform. We build everything from the ground up. It does explain why our sites tend to not look like everything else that’s pressed out on the web. The remarkable thing about this skill is how today’s newer, alleged developer…

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Will Facebook Overtake Google?

Users Flock to Social Media That Now Includes Search Results, But Google Traffic Keeps Climbing Google’s long-term hold on the number-one slot in the Alexa rankings and for overall web traffic could be threatened by Facebook’s continued market penetration, but the reality is Google is likely to maintain its number one ranking for at least a little while, in terms of overall web traffic and reach. Facebook certainly has enjoyed a dramtic rise in traffic…

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SEO Is NOT a Freakin’ Plug-in

Overcoming The Myths of a Fairly Straight-forward Process of Optimization Search Engine Optimization has become a very misunderstood element of development these days, and the fact so many neophytes in the world of development treat it as an appliance is very frustrating. The simple fact is this: SEO is a process of making certain very specific, relevant, and well-researched keywords are placed on those website pages you want to be indexed (in other words, you…

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN AN ERA OF CHANGE

THIS IS AN ARCHIVE FILE Rodan Media is now Rodan Media Group Corporation, and we are forging ahead with a number of projects within and outside of the domain industry. All are directly related to website and domain development, which are not entirely the same animal, though they spring from the same breed. On the website development projects, we are current working with a number of attorneys in the Fort Lauderdale area to get their…

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