Category Archives: Internet

Evan Williams: “The Internet makes human desire more easily attainable” (Video)

Evan Williams on the democratization of knowledge and the organizing principle of the Internet. “For the last 15 years, Evan Williams has made it easy for non-geeks to find their voice online. He cofounded Blogger in 1999, Odeo in 2004, Twitter … Continue reading

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7 Stats About the Internet – Connecting Great Companies with Global Talent

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Cyber Monday Launched

Today in 2005, announced in a press release “‘Cyber Monday’ Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year.” According to Research 2005 eHoliday Mood Study, 77% of online retailers said that their sales “increased substantially” … Continue reading

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The History of Twitter from twttr to IPO (Infographic)

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Kids of the Past vs Internet Generation (Infographic)

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Digital Landscape in China (Video)

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The 1772 Internet and the Commitment to Informed Citizenry

Today in 1772, the town of Boston established a Committee of Correspondence as an agency to organize a public information network in Massachusetts; the Committee drafted a pamphlet and a cover letter which it circulated to 260 Massachusetts towns and … Continue reading

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Age of Internet Empires: Google and Facebook Vie for Dominance

The Oxford Internet Institute published recently a map illustrating the most visited website in each country. It concluded: The supremacy of Google and Facebook over any other site on the Web is clearly apparent. We also see an interesting geographical … Continue reading

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Breaking News from 1981: Read the Paper on You Home Computer!

“It takes over two hours to receive the entire text in a newspaper and it costs $5 for an hour of use so the ‘tele-paper’ won’t be much of a competition to the 20 cents street edition.”

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How Librarians Reacted and Adapted to Google

Librarians went through four stages on the way to embracing the internet, say researchers. The four-step transition begins with librarians “dismissing the technology as something that wasn’t going to spread and be widely used,” says Andrew J. Nelson, professor of management … Continue reading

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