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The Internet And Its Discontents. Arthur ChuCrunch Network Contributor Arthur Chu is a lifelong geek who catapulted into notoriety in 2014 for "hacking" the game show Jeopardy!

The Internet And Its Discontents

And has been commenting about nerd culture in the digital age ever since. How to join the network. 10 awesome internet hacks to make your life better. 1.

10 awesome internet hacks to make your life better

Logging out of Facebook remotely Ever checked Facebook on a friend’s or family member’s device and then realised, with horror, that you forgot to log out? Never fear, there’s a simple, but little known, way to log out of your profile remotely. Navigate to “settings” using the drop-down in the right hand corner of your screen, then “security”, then “when you’re logged in”. From this screen, you will be able to close an open session, on whichever device it’s still running on. 2. Wat doen sociale media met onze hersenen? We are data: the future of machine intelligence. No one on the Internet is living the life you think they are. — Dispatches from Paul Jarvis — Medium. No one on the Internet is living the life you think they are.

No one on the Internet is living the life you think they are. — Dispatches from Paul Jarvis — Medium

This is a good thing. Social media and really anything digital is setup to be a near-constant stream of editorialized data. That means, we pick which bits and bytes we share. Schokkend: volg hier live alle cyberaanvallen. The Future Of The Web Is All About Context. Imagine a world where search engines proactively send recommended articles, people and companies to their users — and all of these recommendations are extremely helpful and relevant.

The Future Of The Web Is All About Context

This is an example of using context for discovery, and it’s the future of the Internet. Unfortunately, today’s search engines aren’t mind readers. Not even close. It’s not until the user begins typing the information they’re looking for that the search engine begins to “think.” But what if the search engine could begin thinking before the user? What if a search engine could do the work for us before we began typing?

2015 is the year the old internet finally died. Here are five stories that couldn't be more different but are, at their base, animated by the same basic fears.

2015 is the year the old internet finally died

After Gawker's managing partners pulled a widely derided post outing an executive at a media company who was being blackmailed by a man he had solicited, two of the publication's senior editors and many other writers resigned out of fears that the company's business side had too much influence over its editorial side.Just shy of its second birthday, the film criticism site the Dissolve ceased operations in mid-July 2015. Its end prompted renewed concerns for the future of film criticism as a profession. In late October, ESPN announced it would shutter its highly acclaimed longform publication Grantland.

Internet of things: the greatest mass surveillance infrastructure ever? The word “thing”, in Old English, means a meeting or assembly.

Internet of things: the greatest mass surveillance infrastructure ever?

Internet wordt veiliger, al denken we van niet. gebruikt cookies en vergelijkbare technologieën ("cookies") onder andere om u een optimale gebruikerservaring te bieden.

Internet wordt veiliger, al denken we van niet

Dit bedrijf beheert het telefoonboek van het internet (maar van wie is het internet eigenlijk?) Voor het Westin St.

Dit bedrijf beheert het telefoonboek van het internet (maar van wie is het internet eigenlijk?)

Francis Hotel in San Francisco hebben zich tientallen demonstranten verzameld. Het is 21 maart 2011 en binnen vindt de veertigste vergadering van ICANN plaats, de Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The Web We Have to Save — Matter. It had all started with 9/11.

The Web We Have to Save — Matter

I was in Toronto, and my father had just arrived from Tehran for a visit. We were having breakfast when the second plane hit the World Trade Center. I was puzzled and confused and, looking for insights and explanations, I came across blogs. Wat komt er na de dood van de website? De website is aan het eind van zijn latijn, schreef Geert-Jan Bogaerts, hoofd digitaal van de VPRO, vorige week.

Wat komt er na de dood van de website?

Maar wat komt er dan na de website? De naderende dood van de website. How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids. Recently, my two-year-old nephew Benjamin came across a copy of Vanity Fair abandoned on the floor. His eyes scanned the glossy cover, which shone less fiercely than the iPad he is used to but had a faint luster of its own. I watched his pudgy thumb and index finger pinch together and spread apart on Bradley Cooper’s smiling mug.

At last, Benjamin looked over at me, flummoxed and frustrated, as though to say, “This thing’s broken.” Search YouTube for “baby” and “iPad” and you’ll find clips featuring one-year-olds attempting to manipulate magazine pages and television screens as though they were touch-sensitive displays. Ghosts in the machines. In many ways, the entire Digital Era can rightly be laid at the courtly foot of Lord Byron’s rebellious daughter, Ada. Lady Lovelace was the poet’s only child born in wedlock, inheriting both her father’s headstrong, Romantic spirit and her mother’s practical respect for mathematics. The Art of Staying Focused in a Distracting World. A longtime tech executive, Linda Stone worked on emerging technologies at Apple and then Microsoft Research in the 1980s and ’90s. Fifteen years ago, she coined the term continuous partial attention to describe the modern predicament of being constantly attuned to everything without fully concentrating on anything.

The future of loneliness. At the end of last winter, a gigantic billboard advertising Android, Google’s operating system, appeared over Times Square in New York. In a lower-case sans serif font – corporate code for friendly – it declared: “be together. not the same.” This erratically punctuated mantra sums up the web’s most magical proposition – its existence as a space in which no one need ever suffer the pang of loneliness, in which friendship, sex and love are never more than a click away, and difference is a source of glamour, not of shame. As with the city itself, the promise of the internet is contact. It seems to offer an antidote to loneliness, trumping even the most utopian urban environment by enabling strangers to develop relationships along shared lines of interest, no matter how shy or isolated they might be in their own physical lives.

As we may understand. We’re heading into a world of increasingly complex engineered systems in everyday life, from smart cities, smart electricity grids and networked infrastructure on the one hand, to ourselves, personally, being always connected to each other: it’s not going to be just an Internet of Things, but very much an Internet of Things and People, and Communities, too.

Yet there is a disconnect between the potential quality of life benefits for society, and people’s understanding of these — often invisible — systems around us. We need an internet that leaves space in our heads to enjoy creative peace. I was sitting on my own in the room I had for the week, looking out over a steep Spanish hillside of almond blossom and holm oak and olive trees. It was sunny but cold, and I sat at the table with a large cup of tea and a blanket over my legs. Beside me lay a broken internet router. It was very, very quiet. Het internet of things wordt een grote beïnvloedingsmachine. Can the Internet Be Archived? - The New Yorker. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 took off from Amsterdam at 10:31 A.M. G.M.T. on July 17, 2014, for a twelve-hour flight to Kuala Lumpur. Not much more than three hours later, the plane, a Boeing 777, crashed in a field outside Donetsk, Ukraine. All two hundred and ninety-eight people on board were killed.

The plane’s last radio contact was at 1:20 P.M. The reluctant king of the hidden internet – Henry Farrell. The Hidden Wiki holds the keys to a secret internet. To reach it, you need a special browser that can access ‘Tor Hidden Services’ – websites that have chosen to obscure their physical location. But even this browser isn’t enough. Het internet, de mening en de Oude Grieken » Door: Xaviera Ringeling - /via @42bis. ​The Future of the Web Is as Much About Psychology as Technology. Fix the internet. The Creepy New Wave of the Internet by Sue Halpern. The dark web: what it is, how it works, and why it's not going away. 2014 saw the continued growth of the dark web, a collection of underground websites that allow people to engage in often-illegal activities beyond the reach of law enforcement.

De donkere kant van het web. Everything Is Broken — The Message. How the web lost its way – and its founding principles. Rebuilding the Web We Lost. How We Lost the Web. The Web We Lost. The Internet as we know it is dying. The internet is fucked. The Internet's Original Sin. Web History Timeline. Je tiener op het web en de afkortingen. Is Google Making Us Stupid? The population of the internet, in one map. 100 Ideas That Changed the Web. 40 maps that explain the internet. The 10 best words the internet has given English.

10 Rules of Internet.