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Coywolf News covers web technologies, digital marketing, productivity, and remote work. Core topics include SEO, Google, Apple, Web3, IPFS, Social, Paid, Email, Webmaster, and WordPress.

What formats does Kindle support?

Not every ebook format works with Kindle. Here are all the supported formats and how you can convert unsupported ebook formats to a native Kindle format.

Amazon Kindle

‘Alexa Rank’ is officially gone: Amazon shuts down Alexa Internet

Alexa Internet retired its website research and analysis tools on May 1, 2022. The service was well known among digital marketers for its Alexa Rank score.

Alexa

Elon Musk buying Twitter prompts some users to switch to Mastodon

Mastodon, an open-source and decentralized Twitter alternative, is gaining popularity as users seek out alternative social platforms in the wake of Elon Musk buying Twitter.

Mastodon

Google Search adding Signed Exchange (SXG) support for desktop results and creates a new meta tag for opting-out

Signed Exchanges (SXG) is an open standard created by Google that makes it possible for non-AMP sites to be cached and served by Google for near-instant delivery. SXG was initially supported for mobile results but will now work for desktop search results too. Sites wanting to opt-out of SXG for desktop results will have to add a unique meta tag to their pages.

Meta Tag Supported Media

Update: ‘Fast’ one-click frictionless checkout shutting down after less than two years

After capitalizing on Amazon’s expired 1-click patent, Fast is shutting down its frictionless one-click checkout service that could be used by practically any ecommerce store. They initially promoted the service as making the internet faster.

Fast

Popular bookmark manager, Raindrop.io, adds highlights and annotations for websites

Raindrop.io added a new feature to its browser extension that makes it possible to highlight text and leave notes on any web page.

Raindrop.io Highlights

Google updates product review ranking and provides tips for better visibility in search results

Google announced its third product reviews update within the past year. They provided publishers with clear guidance on optimizing product reviews for better search result visibility and answered frequently asked questions.

Fathom Analytics review in Google Result

Shopify launches Linkpop, a ‘link in bio’ page with shoppable links

Brands with Shopify stores can now build free 'link in bio' pages for their social profiles with Linkpop. The new service integrates Shopify's secure checkout, and visitors can make purchases with only three clicks.

Shopify Linkpop

What happens to your NFTs when you die?

If you don't include your crypto assets in your estate, they still exist. That could make them more or less valuable.

NFTs after death

Why crypto is a waste of energy, full of crime, and isn’t really decentralized

As venture capitalists pour money into Web3 and crypto, David Rosenthal meticulously explains why the overly hyped technology is extraordinarily inefficient, insecure, and more centralized than decentralized.

Crypto Problems

Google replaces FLoC with ‘Topics’ for cookieless targeted advertising

Google abandons FLoC due to its lack of true federated learning and privacy controls. They are replacing it with Topics, an API that leverages browser history and provides users with more transparency and control.

Global Privacy Control

Web3 and crypto skepticism is growing and people are finally starting to listen

Crypto skeptics have been trying to warn the public that cryptocurrency is a Ponzi scheme and Web3 is fake decentralization that can't fix a web that isn't broken. Critics have mainly been ignored as aggressive opportunism and skyrocketing token prices have silenced dissent. However, as crypto becomes more mainstream and people experience its downsides, critics' warnings are starting to be heard.

Crypto Skeptic Warning

Episode 12: Interview with crypto and Web3 skeptic Stephen Diehl

Stephen Diehl is a London-based software engineer working in the financial sector that has written and been outspoken about why Web3 is economically and technologically a terrible idea. In a 40-minute interview with Jon Henshaw, the two discuss the religious fervor surrounding Web3, why crypto is repeating history and will end badly, and how Web3 is already primarily centralized. They also discussed the Metaverse's potential impact on future generations and the promise no-code technology might have on society.

Stephen Diehl

Princeton privacy study halts GDPR/CCPA research over ethics concerns and industry blowback

Computer science researchers at Princeton University and Radboud University conducted an academic study that sent automated email messages to websites with GDPR and CCPA privacy policy requests from fake personas. Email operators, web admins, and privacy professionals interpreted the messages as security risks and legal threats, prompting the researchers to suspend the study and delete all communication.

Research Spam

Feedly adds RSS Builder to follow sites without RSS feeds

Feedly, the popular newsreader, aggregates content from Twitter, Reddit, and RSS feeds. Feedly can now follow sites that don’t have RSS feeds with its new RSS Builder tool.

Feedly RSS Builder

Chrome adds feature that disables viewing HTML source code

To stop students from cheating on online quizzes and visiting blocked sites, Chromium developers updated ChromeOS and the Chrome browser to allow school IT administrators to disable viewing the HTML source code.

Hiding HTML Source Code

Twitter Blue launches with Ad-free Articles and premium features

Twitter completes the transition of Scroll to Ad-free Articles with the launch of Twitter Blue in the US, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia.

Twitter Blue

FTC warns they will seek significant civil penalties for fake reviews

The Federal Trade Commission has put companies, advertisers, retailers, consumer product companies, and advertising agencies on notice about deceptive practices online.

FTC Fake Ads

1Password adds a secure sharing option for logins and sensitive data

Login details, credit cards, and notes with sensitive information can now be securely shared with the latest version of 1Password. The new feature creates an expiring link and doesn’t require the recipient to be a 1Password customer to view the details.

1Password Secure Sharing

Twitter Blue’s ‘Ad-Free Articles’ to replace Scroll’s ad-free reading experience

Scroll notified its subscribers that it would shut down as an independent service within thirty days. They said Scroll is being added to the new Twitter Blue subscription service and renamed Ad-Free Articles.

Twitter plus Scroll