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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. 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.

It was a realm apart. My primary on-ramp to this internet was Gopher, a branching system of menus that I reached through a dial-up connection to a distant library. Popular now The surprising psychology of the compassionate crowd Why did humans evolve to be so fascinated with other animals? Beauty is truth? This is important: I stumbled into it. On the heels of text adventures came Multi-User Dungeons, or MUDs. It was just text, but everything was just text.

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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. Mathematically speaking, The Internet map is a bi-dimensional presentation of links between websites on the Internet. Every site is a circle on the map, and its size is determined by website traffic, the larger the amount of traffic, the bigger the circle. Users’ switching between websites forms links, and the stronger the link, the closer the websites tend to arrange themselves to each other. Charges and springs To draw an analogy from classical physics, one may say that websites are electrically charged bodies, while links between them are springs.

Also, an analogy can be drawn from quantum physics. Anyway, the real algorithm of plotting The Internet map is quite far from the analogies given above. Semantic web The Internet Phenomenon. 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. 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? Could they even do it? The Internet is definitely a cool place, but a lot of people don't understand how it is all connected together.

But first, where did this all come from? A Long Time Ago, In a Government Bunker Far, Far Away... Like a lot of cool technology around today, the Internet originated from DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the United States Military, along with several universities like Standford and Rutgers—or Al Gore, depending on who you ask. In fact, the image below shows what the "Internet" looked like, in its entirety, back in 1977. The Raging '80s 1990: Comin' at Ya Like El Niño. 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.

I explained how all of these wires and servers got here in the first place. Obviously, a firm did not just create and build the Internet around 1995! Now that we know how the Internet came to be, we can get into the really fun stuff—what the Internet looks like now! Well, that's not quite the network design I was talking about, but it does show what the Internet looked like back in 2007 before the great Facebook/MySpace War of '09. Sending an email to your friend is simple enough. From a networking perspective, knowing this information and how it works will give you a better idea of what's happening under the hood, and it will allow you to work out issues and problems much more easily.

The View from the Top To start out, let's look at the Internet like a giant 3D blob of interconnected networks and nodes. In Closing. 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. 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 | Threat Level. On June 6, 2013, Washington Post reporters called the communications depart­ments of Apple, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and other Internet companies. 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. Now, collaborating with documentary filmmaker and Snowden confidante Laura Poitras, he was going to extend the story to Silicon Valley.

Gellman wanted to be the first to expose a top-secret NSA program called Prism. It wasn’t just revenue at stake. Zohar Lazar. 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. 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. But the Wikimedia way is unique — we knew that we could not develop a privacy policy without the help of the very user community the privacy policy is intended to protect.

Wikipedia: built through collaboration. Perfecting the privacy policy through consultation What happens now? 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. 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.

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.

Well, actually, there were many beginnings. But one -- maybe the most important one -- traces back to Douglas Engelbart, who died last week, and his encounter with a 1945 article published here at The Atlantic, "As We May Think," by Vannevar Bush, an icon of mid-century science. "It is an enlarged intimate supplement to his memory," Bush wrote. A new kind of person. 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. 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. BugMeNot Are you bugged constantly to sign up for websites, even though you do not wish to share your email?

2. This nifty little website tracks whether the emails sent by you were opened and read by the receiver. If you are on a constant lookout of free full length movies, then Zero Dollar movies provides a collection of over 15,000 movies in multiple languages that are available to watch for free on Youtube. 4. Livestream allows you to watch and broadcast events live to viewers on any platform. Scr.im converts your email address into a short custom URLs, that can be shared on public websites. 6. TinEye is a Reverse Image search tool which is as accurate as Google’s Reverse Image search tool. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Pearltrees 2 sucks! 10 Search Engines to Explore the Invisible Web. Not everything on the web will show up in a list of search results on Google or Bing; there are lots of places that their web crawlers cannot access.

To explore the invisible web, you need to use specialist search engines. Here are our top 12 services to perform a deep internet search. What Is the Invisible Web? Before we begin, let's establish what does the term "invisible web" refer to? Simply, it's a catch-all term for online content that will not appear in search results or web directories. There are no official data available, but most experts agree that the invisible web is several times larger than the visible web. Given that Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook alone store approximately 1,200 petabytes between them, the numbers quickly become mind-boggling. The content on the invisible web can be roughly divided into the deep web and the dark web. The Deep Web The deep web made up of content that typically needs some form of accreditation to access. The Dark Web 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 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. Freemind – This free mind mapping app can easily handle maps with as many as 22,000 nodes.

Task Coach – A robust todo list tracker. Xchat – An IRC chat client for Linux and WIndow. 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. In Kansas City, where the service launched last fall, 1-gigabit service costs $70 per month. For $120 per month, consumers get Google's TV service in addition to gigabit speeds.

It's entirely possible that Google Fiber could cost more in the future, but for now Google says it expects prices in Austin to be "roughly similar to Kansas City. " 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] .odt and .fodt for word processing (text) documents.ods and .fods for spreadsheets.odp and .fodp for presentations.odb for databases.odg and .fodg for graphics.odf for formulae, mathematical equations There is a comprehensive set of example documents in OpenDocument format available.[9] The whole test suite is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license.

Standardization[edit] Comparison of Office Open XML and OpenDocument.