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Talia Wujtewicz

Co-founder of WordPress talks about project's past and future - 0 views

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    We often use websites without realizing that they are viewed as projects to their founders and creators. This video gives some information about what going on behind the curtains of a blog-hosting website.
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    Great -- thanks for re-posting, Talia. Once we start using the site I created in class the other day, you'll get familiar with WordPress.
Jimin Kwon

The World of Social Media 2013 - 2 views

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    It can be a little bit of off-topic but this is a very interesting video that my communication professor showed class before. The video basically tells you how much the internet and the social media affect our lives these days. Even though we have already known that the internet is hugely influential, you'll probably be surprised while you watch this video.
Natasha Taliferro

Africa's "Father of the Internet" - 0 views

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    Nii Quaynor, Africa's "Father of the Internet" is responsible for establishing the continents internet capabilities. Quaynor, the first African to be on the board of ICANN, was recently inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.
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    Natasha, Quaynor would be a terrific person to research for your presentation and final project. Very interesting, and I had never heard of him before.
Amanda French

Top 10 Domain Hosting Companies of 2013 - 2 views

Also by the way, please do post these as a "Bookmark" rather than a "Topic" -- that way all the comments and things will show up on the main group page.

Hist390 hosts

Natasha Taliferro

This Russian Software is Taking Over the Internet - 1 views

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    The Russian Open Source software, Nginx by Igor Sysoev, that runs not only Wordpress but also sites like Netflix, now runs 15 percent of all websites.
Laura Vazquez

Move aside, .com: .wed, other domains will make Internet more crowded - Washington Post - 1 views

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    ICANN was offering the chance to buy the top-level domain of a Web address. One woman paid $185,000 to own the domain .wed. Now over 1,900 new Web names are going to be introduced.
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    Great article, Laura, and nice summary of it. Thanks!
Natalie Niemeyer

Cable Companies Make 97% Profit Off Internet Services - 0 views

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    Companies make have huge profit margins when it comes to providing Internet.
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    Boy, I hate sites that have as many ads as that one does. The first site that that article links to is a bit better -- it's from the MIT Technology Review, which is an established and well-known journal / magazine. http://www.technologyreview.com/news/510176/when-will-the-rest-of-us-get-google-fiber/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20130205 If you live in Austin, TX, you can buy Internet service directly from Google. Maybe the rest of us will be able to soon.
Amanda French

Google vs Death - 6 views

A friend of mine just shared that on Twitter, too, Jonathan. Google does many, many things ... this one seems weird.

Tiana Robles

U.S. Telcos Have Never Challenged NSA Demands for Your Metadata - 0 views

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    This article discusses how US telephone companies (Verizon, AT&T, etc) constantly send phone records to the government without questioning their motives.
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    That term "metadata" (data about data!) is more interesting than you might think, and this article shows why ...
Paola Torrico

Blogger Statistics (INFOGRAPHIC) - 0 views

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    This is where I found the interesting info-graphic on blogging.
Madalyn Velie

Skype in the Business world - 0 views

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    I thought it was really interesting that Skype has become so incorporated in the business world. And that blunders, that may be funny or annoying during a normal Skype call (like never making eye contact with the camera), could be more costly when communicating with business intentions.
Amanda French

First Look at Aaron Swartz Documentary 'The Internet's Own Boy' - 0 views

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    A couple of people wanted to do research on Aaron Swartz, who was arrested under the Computer Fraud Act for unauthorized use of MIT's network to download "all of JSTOR," presumably for rerelease onto the open web. Here's an article about a forthcoming documentary on him.
Rebecca Lee

Yelp effect reshapes how businesses interact with customers - 0 views

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    An article that goes more in-depth of the presentation I gave on Yelp CEO/Co-Founder Jeremy Stoppelman and how Yelp has the power of online reviews affects businesses.
Natasha Taliferro

YouTube Faces Backlash for Google+ Integration - 1 views

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    Someone recently presented on the YouTube founders and mentioned Google's new integration of Google+. This article discusses the backlash by users Google is receiving about the new comment interface on YouTube.
Emily Broadwater

What Would I Say - 1 views

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    New website that generates your old Facebook statuses to make odd possible new ones that could either make sense...or it couldn't.
Amanda French

Google Books ruling is a huge victory for online innovation - 0 views

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    Big news today: a ten-year-old lawsuit about Google Book Search has been resolved in Google's favor -- basically, the law has ruled that it was okay for Google to scan in-copyright books because it had no plans to publish the whole version of those in-copyright books online in http://books.google.com. Compare this to what we've heard about celebrity photographs and Pinterest. Here's a quotation from the story: "When Google started work on its book search engine a decade ago, the company realized that getting the approval of copyright holders would be a logistical nightmare. Not only would major publishers likely demand high fees for permission to scan their books, but for many older works, it would be difficult to even figure out who the appropriate copyright holder was. So Google took a gamble, scanning library books without seeking copyright holders' permission and relying on copyright's fair use doctrine as a justification."
Lizzie Ehrreich

Skype under investigation - 0 views

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    Example of Skype facing possible criminal charges for its surveillance and involvement with the NSA.
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    Whoa! Thanks for posting, Lizzie. And Claire, too!
emarmoran

Is The Trans Pacific Partnership Extreme Censorship? - 0 views

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    This opinion piece discusses a secret trade treaty called the Trans Pacific Partnership and whether it is a form of extreme censorship. According to this piece, the treaty has been compared to the Stop Online Piracy Act.
Brandon Boucher

China and Censorship - 0 views

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    Activist in china have found a way to circumvent government censorship
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