Articles tagged internet

Reading the Comments: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web

All it takes is one mis-sent Tweet to reveal just how muddy the context for engaging in social media discourse really is.

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The Increasingly Political, Ever Lulzy, Richly Cultural World of Hackers

Gabriella Coleman, ethnographer of Anonymous, is on a mission to dispel stereotypes and acknowledge the cultural contributions of hackers.

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Guy Kawasaki on the Art of Social Media

Guy Kawasaki defines “good stuff” to post online, and how to really get more followers. (Hint: don’t pay for them!)

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History Works Against Andrew Keen’s Latest Diatribe Against the Internet

The internet economy has changed the world, and Andrew Keen (still) isn't happy about it.

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Ironically Facebook and Its 500 Million Friends Remain Largely a Mystery

In the beginning, Mark Zuckerberg was a socially-awkward teenager, a computer science major at Harvard University, who arrived toting an eight-foot-long whiteboard as a brainstorming tool...

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What Would Happen If You Threw a Revolution and Everyone Showed Up? You’d Have a Cognitive Surplus

Clay Shirky's 'Cognitive Surplus' is presently the #1 selling book on Amazon in three categories. Sound smart at your next cocktail party by reading this review instead of the book.

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Has the Internet Killed Professional Book Reviews?

Is the internet killing book reviews? Will blog reviews soon replace the long lengthy columns we've come to love in the New York Times? As a reviewer, will I no longer find neat, book-shaped packages in my mailbox?

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18 Mar 2009 // 2:12 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. - It all began 20 years ago with a frustrated 29-year-old programmer who had a passion for order. Tim Berners-Lee, now famous as

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SEATTLE - Are the Internet giants going the way of newspapers in the 1970s and 1980s, when papers started consolidating and signing joint-operating agreements to

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20 Mar 2008 // 3:04 AM

Americans find it harder to imagine life offline

It may not be the end of the world. But it can feel like it. You open your Web browser, only to be greeted by

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7 Aug 2007 // 1:34 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Imagine if those two neighborhoods came together. Some Internet developers believe this blending of sites is inevitable - thanks to a

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27 Jul 2007 // 3:15 AM

CHICAGO - The guys who decide how the Internet should work (a few are women) want you to know they don’t run the Internet.

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20 Jul 2007 // 2:51 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Addicted to YouTube? Think how much better it would be if you could watch its videos on your TV in high-definition. Want to

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11 Jul 2007 // 1:00 AM

Chasing dot-com dream in China

BEIJING—In the office after hours, the Chinese economic miracle didn’t feel much like magic. Spent cups of instant noodles lay in the trash

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2 Jul 2007 // 9:59 PM

The Cult of the Amateur by Andrew Keen

An extended paean to the lost Golden Age of middlebrow taste-makers and big-media megaphones, and an extended jeremiad against an age in which people are free to make up their own minds, and make their own contributions.

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27 Jun 2007 // 11:48 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Teenager Austin Stewart did something a friend didn’t like and the next thing she knew “a non-stop flood of hurtfulness”

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26 Jun 2007 // 11:48 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas—When Marie Gaudet feels like shopping, she pulls up a chair and sits down at her computer. There, she can browse and

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24 May 2007 // 2:12 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. - In the run up to Memorial Day, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has been all over the Internet. There is an

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It’s a shame that news organizations are using the Internet mostly as a hurry-up medium, leaning on already-overworked reporters to feed morsels of information

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18 May 2007 // 2:38 AM

WASHINGTON—Internet censorship around the world is becoming more pervasive and sophisticated, with government-directed content filtering documented in at least 25 countries, according to a comprehensive

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//Mixed media

FKA twigs Outdoes Herself with 'Congregata' (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"A regular FKA twigs performance is exciting. But her 'Congregata' event amps up the fervor ten fold, with more wild dancers, powerful lights and costumes.

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