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Mahrokh Akhavan

FCKH8 campaign against anti-gay Russian law ignites Tumblr controversy - 0 views

    Just a news in how tumblr is being used to spread message about Russia's Anti-gay policies and how the company is being drawn into a fight. The company is trying to gain equal rights for everyone through tumblr, but it might causing more damage than it intends.
Jimin Kwon

Broadbands Internet Speeds Explained - 0 views

    What does "High Speed Internet" mean exactly? This article gives you detailed information about the speed of the internet we use everyday and what speed would be the right choice for ourselves. According to the article, "80 percent of broadband users in the United States don't know don't know what speed they are paying for". If you were one of those, you would probably want to go click "Alternative Broadband Speed Test" on the second page of the article and check yours today!
Lizzie Ehrreich

Browsers 411 - 0 views

    Explains what is a browser, different types of browsers to try, and importance of updating browsers. His video that also explains browsers:
    Huh, kind of interesting. At first I thought it was just going to tell me what browser I had, which seems silly. But you're right: the other stuff is useful. Thanks.
Elloise Lotoc

Internet experts want security revamp after NSA revelations - 0 views

    Found this article about security measures. It's really interesting.
    A very hot issue right now. "Security" is definitely one of the issues you can write about if you like.
Anthony Rossi

Possible U.N. telecommunications treaty? - 0 views

    (A little outdated, 2012) This is an interesting article about possible international telecommunication regulations; and how countries have been preparing for The World Conference on International Telecommunications for months "behind closed doors". Although the idea seems easy enough, I do not believe that all the involved nations could reach a single standard when it comes to rights of speech and censorship. Even more so, if a treaty was made how would this effect the laws and citizens of the individual countries who already have laws in place?
Amanda French

Web 2.0 Expo SF 2008: Clay Shirky | Gin, Television, and Cognitive Surplus - 0 views

    Here's a tremendously engaging video of Clay Shirky giving the talk I just linked to about where people find the time to edit Wikipedia -- he thinks they probably stop watching TV. Which do you think is more productive? Another great quote from this piece: "So if you take Wikipedia as a kind of unit, all of Wikipedia, the whole project--every page, every edit, every talk page, every line of code, in every language that Wikipedia exists in--that represents something like the cumulation of 100 million hours of human thought. I worked this out with Martin Wattenberg at IBM; it's a back-of-the-envelope calculation, but it's the right order of magnitude, about 100 million hours of thought. And television watching? Two hundred billion hours, in the U.S. alone, every year. Put another way, now that we have a unit, that's 2,000 Wikipedia projects a year spent watching television."

What is DRM? | Digital Restrictions Management - 0 views

    This article gives a definition of Digital Restrictions Management in terms that everyone can understand. More importantly, it teaches us why we should avoid using business that use DRM and how to do so.
    Huh, interesting that they say the "R" stands for "Restrictions" -- I always heard "Rights." Guess either makes sense.
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