Tag Archives: internet

Web trend map 2009

iA has released the gold master of its latest map of web trends. The map takes the most influential domains and people on the Internet and overlays them onto the Tokyo subway system based on a number of factors. Great … Continue reading

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“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future”

Wrongtomorrow.com is a slaughterhouse for the punditocracy, keeping tabs on predictions made by public figures “in order to hold people and media outlets accountable for pretending to see into an unpredictable future.” On the surface this seems like a great … Continue reading

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Speculating on the Kyrgyz DOS attack

The Infowar Monitor “reports”:http://www.infowar-monitor.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=2149&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0 that Kyrgyzstan is under a massive denial of service attack, flatlining three of four ISPs in the country. The attacks are suspected to be both political and commissioned. The cost and manpower requirements to black or … Continue reading

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Cable repair ships of the world

After reading about the “latest incident of undersea cables being cut”:http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/12/mediterranean-c.html (causing fourteen countries to lose access to the Internet) I found a link describing the fifty “cable ships”:http://www.iscpc.org/information/Cableships_Page.htm that operate around the world. There are some pretty big and … Continue reading

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The Great Firewall of China the UK?

Once again the Internet throws a spanner in the works for 20th century, nation-based legal frameworks. “*UK ISPs Filtering Access to Wikipedia*”:http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/uk_isps_filtering_access_to_wi.php ZDNet is reporting that six British ISPs are filtering access to Wikipedia as a result of the site … Continue reading

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Television news from around the world on your desktop

Internet television has been slowly rolling out around the world. However, garden walls still remain as national television corporations can’t figure out how to deal with the inherently global internet. Sites like Hulu and apps like the BBC iPlayer are … Continue reading

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Don’t let the box do your thinking

“SpinSpotter”:http://www.spinspotter.com/ is a new browser plugin that uses the power of community on the internet to identify bias in online media. If you use Firefox you can install the “Spinoculars” which will allow you to see spin identified by other … Continue reading

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True web-savvy politicking

Sean Tevis, an Information Architect running for Kansas State Representative, takes the whole “Politics 2.0″ scene to the extreme by “introducing himself”:http://seantevis.com/kansas/3000/running-for-office-xkcd-style/ in the form of an homage to webgeek comic “xkcd”:http://xkcd.com/. This guy is sure to steal all of … Continue reading

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Homo mobilis younghusbandus

This morning, as the bright Japanese sun shone through the window, I rolled out of bed and grabbed my Macbook. Last night’s Colbert Report had been downloaded, I had a couple of dozen emails and a few hundred RSS items. … Continue reading

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Anon analysis

On the 15th of March, Anonymous took to the streets again in its War on Scientology. See the “call to arms here”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSNRjPJRRqY. This is the second real life protest for Project Chanology. The date was symbolic: the 15th is known … Continue reading

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