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Next Web. Web Semantica. Mobile Ideas. Before Minecraft or Snapchat, there was MicroMUSE – Robin Sloan. When I was 14, I spent a huge amount of time on the internet, but not the internet we know today.

Before Minecraft or Snapchat, there was MicroMUSE – Robin Sloan

It was 1994, so while the world wide web existed, it wasn’t generally accessible. Prodigy and CompuServe were popular, and AOL was on the rise, but I didn’t have access to the web, and no one I knew had access to the web. Every connection to this ancient internet began with the wail and screech of a modem.

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Social Sale$ Solicitors. Web World Things. ☚|☟☠|☮ NeWeb Design. NeWeb Modules. NeWeb Programming. NeWeb Privacy. NeWeb Security. WebOs. The Internet map. The map of the Internet Like any other map, The Internet map is a scheme displaying objects’ relative position; but unlike real maps (e.g. the map of the Earth) or virtual maps (e.g. the map of Mordor), the objects shown on it are not aligned on a surface.

The Internet map

Mathematically speaking, The Internet map is a bi-dimensional presentation of links between websites on the Internet. A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet: A Brief History of How the Net Came to Be. A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet: A Brief History of How the Net Came to Be You walk over to your laptop, wiggle your mouse to wake up the screen, then fire up your browser to come visit Null Byte.

A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet: A Brief History of How the Net Came to Be

Catching the article about Anonymous and how they presumably will not take down the Internet, you find yourself wondering... how would someone take down the Internet? A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet: Today and Now, How It All Connects. A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet: Today and Now, How It All Connects In the first part of this series, we took a factual and technical look at the history of the Internet.

A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet: Today and Now, How It All Connects

I explained how all of these wires and servers got here in the first place. EU researchers create prototype for a server-free future internet. Researchers at one of the world’s oldest universities, Cambridge, have come up with a prototype for a possible future internet infrastructure that does away with the need for servers.

EU researchers create prototype for a server-free future internet

This could help solve the network capacity problems that arise out of the profusion of bulky online content such as video. The way the internet currently works, content is mostly delivered to client devices such as PCs and smartphones from powerful computers called servers, which are generally housed in data centers. This represents a centralization of computing power and storage that some argue is becoming outdated, what with the beefy processors and (sometimes) capacious storage devices we carry around in our pockets these days. The Cambridge University prototype would represent a dramatic revamp of that way of doing things. How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet. On June 6, 2013, Washington Post reporters called the communications depart­ments of Apple, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and other Internet companies.

How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet

The day before, a report in the British newspaper The Guardian had shocked Americans with evidence that the telecommunications giant Verizon had voluntarily handed a database of every call made on its network to the National Security Agency. The piece was by reporter Glenn Greenwald, and the information came from Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old IT consultant who had left the US with hundreds of thousands of documents detailing the NSA’s secret procedures.

Greenwald was the first but not the only journalist that Snowden reached out to. The Post’s Barton Gellman had also connected with him. Launching a Privacy Policy Built the Wiki Way « Wikimedia blog. We are happy to announce that on April 25, 2014, the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved a new privacy policy.

Launching a Privacy Policy Built the Wiki Way « Wikimedia blog

The new privacy policy explains how we collect, use and manage the information of over twenty million registered users and 490 million monthly unique visitors to the Wikimedia projects. But the policy wouldn’t have been possible without support from users like you. The new privacy policy is the result of a community consultation spanning over eight months. A need for a change Early 2013, we recognized that our privacy policy, which hadn’t been updated since 2008, did not address a number of new technologies or provide enough detail to our users about how their information was being handled. Web Geek. New Computerish. REALLY GOOD STUFF.

New Practicum. iOS research. INTERNET. Education Online. Technology blogs. Internet tools. Internetworking. Synchronize. Web Development. Web Modular Development. Open Source Net. The Hut Where the Internet Began - Alexis C. Madrigal. When Douglas Engelbart read a Vannevar Bush essay on a Philippine island in the aftermath of World War II, he found the conceptual space to imagine what would become our Internet.

The Hut Where the Internet Began - Alexis C. Madrigal

Let's start at the end point: what you're doing right now. You are pulling information from a network onto a screen, enhancing your embodied experience with a communication web filled with people and machines. You do this by pointing and clicking, tapping a few commands, organizing your thoughts into symbols that can be read and improved by your various correspondents. There was a beginning to all this, long before it became technically possible. 29 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier. There are so many wonderful websites around, and it is difficult to know each and every one of them.

29 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

The below list provides some of those websites that I find particularly helpful, even though they are not as famous or as prevalent as some of the big names out there. 1. Pearltrees 2 sucks! 10 Search Engines to Explore the Invisible Web. The Invisible Web refers to the part of the WWW that’s not indexed by the search engines.

10 Search Engines to Explore the Invisible Web

Most of us think that that search powerhouses like Google and Bing are like the Great Oracle”¦they see everything. Unfortunately, they can’t because they aren’t divine at all; they are just web spiders who index pages by following one hyperlink after the other. 50 Open Source Tools to Make Your Life Easier.

The open source community is vibrant, continually growing, and just loves to create applications and tools to make lives easier. Here are 50 of our favorite open source apps that help us do everything from managing pictures on our computer to learning about Jupiter and Mars. Chandler – An information management application for personal use or small group collaboration. Includes integrated calendaring, data organization tools, and allows backup and data sharing via web access. Tomboy – A cross-platform note-taking application packed with features text highlighting, font styling, inline spellchecking, and more. BasKet Note Pads – More than just a note-taking app, BasKet lets you organize in track data in several different ways, import information from other apps, and easily share your notes with others. 5 reasons you want Google Fiber in your city.

Tech entrepreneurs occupy the Capital Factory workspace in downtown Austin, Texas. Google said this week that its ultra-fast Internet service, Google Fiber, is coming to Austin, TexasIn Kansas City, where the service launched last fall, 1-gigabit service costs $70 per monthGoogle is offering seven years of free Internet service at current average broadband speedsService also could have benefits for education, health care (CNN) -- This week, tech giant Google made it official: Google Fiber is coming to Austin. Residents of the hip Texas city will be the beneficiaries of Internet speeds of 1-gigabit, roughly 100 times faster than current speeds.

OpenDocument. The Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF), also known as OpenDocument, is an XML-based file format for spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents. It was developed with the aim of providing an open, XML-based file format specification for office applications.[2] In addition to being an OASIS standard, version 1.1 is published as an ISO/IEC international standard, ISO/IEC 26300:2006/Amd 1:2012 — Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.1.[5][6] Specifications[edit]

Comparison of Office Open XML and OpenDocument.