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The Birth of the Internet

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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. It was a new world that still needed metaphors: an information superhighway characterised by cryptic commands and strange subcultures.

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Social Sale$ Solicitors. Web World Things. ☚|☟☠|☮ NeWeb Design. NeWeb Modules. NeWeb Programming. NeWeb Privacy. NeWeb Security. WebOs. The Internet map. 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.

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

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 This represents a centralization of computing power and storage that some argue is becoming outdated, what with the beefy processors and (sometimes) capacious storage devices we carry around in our pockets these days.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.

Fragments of the same data might be replicated all over the place, in order to make re-assembly as quick and efficient as possible. So what about data caps and battery life? 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. 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. Web Geek. New Computerish. Neo Techno Ethica. 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. 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

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. But there are some places where a spider cannot enter. Take library databases which need a password for access. Or even pages that belong to private networks of organizations. Search engine technology has progressed by leaps and bounds. 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.

50 Open Source Tools to Make Your Life 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. Freemind – This free mind mapping app can easily handle maps with as many as 22,000 nodes. 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] The most common filename extensions used for OpenDocument documents are:[7][8]

Comparison of Office Open XML and OpenDocument.