Library of Congress: More Web Archives, Less Process

Library of Congress: More Web Archives, Less Process. “The Library of Congress Digital Content Management Section is excited to announce the release of 4,240 new web archives across 43 event and thematic collections on loc.gov, our largest single release of web archives to date! Web archives such as Slate Magazine from 2002 to present, Elizabeth Mesa’s Iraq War blog, and Sri Lanka’s current president Maithripala Sirisena’s campaign website (no longer live on the web) are now waiting to be discovered alongside millions of other Library items.”

Search Engine Land: 3 free tools to comprehensively test page speed

Search Engine Land: 3 free tools to comprehensively test page speed . “Having a fast site is important, since faster sites are rewarded with improved search engine optimization (SEO) and the ability to drive more visits and conversions. More people visiting your site can lead to more sales, signups or traffic in general. That’s a true win-win. Of course, where there’s a positive, there is always a negative. The flip side to fast sites is slow sites, and slow sites tend to suffer from lack of sales, sign-ups and traffic in general. That is definitely not a win-win. Once you get above 3 seconds, many visitors leave before the page loads, many more will bounce, and your conversion rate will plummet. Not good.”

CNET: Trump admin reportedly meeting with Facebook, Google to craft web privacy rights

CNET: Trump admin reportedly meeting with Facebook, Google to craft web privacy rights. “An online privacy protection proposal may see the light of day this fall. The Trump administration is working on a proposal to protect internet users’ privacy, The Washington Post reported. The Commerce Department has been meeting with representatives from Facebook , Google , AT&T , Comcast and other tech companies, as well as consumer advocates over the past month, according to the report.”

Linkbuilding: The Citizen’s Field Guide (Smashing Magazine)

Smashing Magazine: Linkbuilding: The Citizen’s Field Guide. “Tired of hearing about cryptocurrency? It’s high time we took a closer look at hyperlinks and how they are one of the biggest currencies in the SEO world. This quick field guide aims to help you protect your website, improve your marketing or simply discover why so many people troll the comments section with strange links!”

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, The Man Who Created The World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets (Vanity Fair)

Vanity Fair: “I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, The Man Who Created The World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets. “Berners-Lee, who never directly profited off his invention, has also spent most of his life trying to guard it. While Silicon Valley started ride-share apps and social-media networks without profoundly considering the consequences, Berners-Lee has spent the past three decades thinking about little else. From the beginning, in fact, Berners-Lee understood how the epic power of the Web would radically transform governments, businesses, societies. He also envisioned that his invention could, in the wrong hands, become a destroyer of worlds, as Robert Oppenheimer once infamously observed of his own creation.”

Lifehacker: To Make Websites Load Faster, Browse the Web Like a European

Lifehacker: To Make Websites Load Faster, Browse the Web Like a European. “We now live in a GDPR world. GDPR, in case you didn’t know, stands for the European Union’s ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ privacy law, which kicked into effect May 25 and caused every service you’ve ever used to blow up your inbox over the last month…. Curiously enough, GDPR might also improve your browsing speeds—at least, according to a few sources who have performed some hands-on testing across a number of sites. “