Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the OnlineFriendly.biz team and Kobayashi Online have found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week.
Imagine if the Internet were peer-reviewed. Daveed found a project this week, hypothes.is, which is designed to let you easily slice through misinformation online. Hypothes.is is seeking funding to create something like as a browser plug-in for Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome, which will support comments on all Web pages. Hypothes.is will essentially footnote the Web.
Brent wants Windows users to know about one of his favourite shortcuts: Press the Windows Key and a number key (1-9) to start the application pinned to the taskbar in that position. A tip like this can help you save some time and be more productive. Beezix makes it its business to publish cheat sheets of instructions, tips and shortcuts for various applications. Check out their Twitter feed for daily tips.
Roberto recommends a new infographic of when and where people share Web content. It turns out that peak sharing happens at 9:30am EST, Wednesday is the week’s biggest sharing day, and three-quarters of clicks on a share will happen within the first day that the content is shared.
This week we’ve also been thinking about the importance of mobile websites, which are becoming more important as mobile phones become a go-to place for Web browsing. We found the mobile content management system brick&mobile, which makes great-looking mobile web apps. And we learned about eight online apps to test mobile websites. Your next possible client may access your site on their phone, so do yourself a favour and make sure your site is mobile friendly.