Jan
26
2012
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What Will the Internet of the Future Look Like?

Flying  Car (with Internet, of course) What is the future of the Internet? If you were to put any stock in my predictions of the future, we’d all have flying cars and robot butlers by now. So far be it from me to make any guesses what the Internet will look like years or decades from now. But when some of [more...]

Jan
26
2012
2

Why is there so much meaningless nonsense on the internet?

internet-nonsenseThe rise of meaningless garbage on the internet has worsened since the cloud-based ecosystem of the blogosphere went viral.  This distributed user-generated troll-platform is plug-compatible with e-chatter and cyber-empowerment.  The poster-child innovation capability is now hard-wired into six-sigma concurrent sessions at webinar workgroups. The stuff and widgets of the information superhighway platform are like a [more...]

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Nov
13
2010
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Can Someone Tell Me How to Decode a URL in an Address Bar?

enigma decoder decode urlWe tend to think of URLs — Universal Resource Locators — as a website’s address on the internet, and I suppose that’s the case. But if you look at the strings of text in an address bar, there’s often a lot more going on than just an address. For example, here’s a string that pops [more...]

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Nov
02
2010
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What are some good sites to earn money online where I won’t get scammed?

lululemon internet scam make money onlineThe odd thing about an awful lot of sites promising that they can make you money online is that they want your money first! You have to pay to play if you want to learn the secrets of earning an internet income — or so they want you to believe. I’m not saying that there [more...]

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May
01
2010
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What are the seven wonders of the 20th century?

dodge-automobileUnlike the seven wonders of the ancient world, the seven wonders of the 20th century are not structures but inventions. Radio broadcasting The first radio broadcast was made in 1906, and radio broadcasting became widespread in the 1920s. Radio was the first of the electronic mass media. From this point onwards, mass communication became very [more...]

Apr
28
2010
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What did people do on the internet before the Web was invented?

telnet-gameThe World Wide Web was invented in 1989, but it was not publicized until 1991 and did not really start to catch on until the release of the Mosaic web browser in 1993. But the internet has been around much longer than that. It grew from ambitions expressed in the early 1960s and implemented in [more...]

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Feb
10
2010
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What Will Adsense Earn Ten Years From Now?

Adsense! We're all billboards now (photo by jliba cc-by)Everyone thinks of Google as a search company.  And I suppose they are.  But no one pays to Google-search the internet.  Instead, Google makes it billions from online ads…it's really an advertising company! And thank goodness for that, for Google's business model allows millions of small website owners to earn income through its Adsense program. [more...]

Nov
11
2009
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Can grownups do anything with the Nintendo DSi other than play games?

Nintendo DSi browsing the web.The Nintendo DSi is the 2009 version of the videogame console company's market-leading portable gaming system. Undeniably, it's a great little machine for kids, but is there anything on it for adults who don't play videogames? The answer is a resounding yes — if you can handle its inherent limitations, such as its small screens [more...]

Sep
28
2009
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How can I search the web phonetically?

Ear (graphic by davi sommerfeld - CC-BY)Sometimes you need to search the internet, but you don’t know how to spell the word you’re looking for. You only know how to say it. Most modern search engines are pretty good at spelling correction. For example, if you search for elvis preslie, you will be offered the search results for elvis presley. But [more...]

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Jul
27
2009
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What good general-purpose Internet search engines are there other than Google?

Mykl Roventine photo. CC-BY.Those of us who have been using the World Wide Web for a dozen years or more can remember how incredible Google was when it first rose to popularity — it finally became possible to find what you wanted on the web, and quickly. Google became the powerhouse it is today because what it did [more...]

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