www is depreciated here

I am trying to clean up my duplicate WordPress content here at ecrosstexas.com.

Today I updated my .htacess file to redirect www.ecrosstexas.com to ecrosstexas.com as WWW is deprectiated. I have been using just ecrosstexas.com for some time now as my preferred URL. Of course, I could have used this plugin instead of hacking my .htacess file. A word of caution Cool URIs don’t change.

In order to answer this question, we must first recall the definition of WWW:

World Wide Web:
n. Abbr. WWW
1) The complete set of documents residing on all Internet servers that use the HTTP protocol, accessible to users via a simple point-and-click system.
2) n : a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol.

Last week I updated my template’s header.php robots meta tag. Now <meta name="robots" content="index,follow" /> is only in the <head> of my main blog page, individual entries, and pages. My archives (monthly, categories, etc) all get <meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow" />. Details can be found in How to Make a WordPress Blog Duplicate Content Safe.

2006 Google Zeitgeist

Google has announced their year-end zeitgeist data. Interesting data here.

Google.com – Top Searches in 2006
1. bebo
2. myspace
3. world cup
4. metacafe
5. radioblog
6. wikipedia
7. video
8. rebelde
9. mininova
10. wiki

Kind of sad looking at current events. Darfur comes in at #4 on the where is list. Only one political scandal on the scandals list (Foley).