Actually, pingdom.com does provide mostly free response time stats. 2000 ms (2 seconds), is that acceptable or not?

Apart from actually measuring page generation time within the website’s scripts and storing that in a database, I still haven’t found a good way to track the speed of a website over time. I would have thought an outside service coudl do that, but I haven’t found one. Any ideas anyone?

There seems to be a theory that the busyness or clean-ness of websites is related to the personal distance (the “bubble”) of the culture that the website is for.

Rashmi’s slideshare just launched slidecasts: PPT slides + audio. It’s the logical next step in sharing slides, but it’s hard to do right, so they took some time to do it. It rocks, they’re way ahead of any of the competition now.