Today seems to become a more productive day for this planet – Facebook is / was down in large parts of Europe and parts of Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Reduced procrastination, less bandwidth clogging with nonsense message and no more constant distraction for millions of people.
Today’s blackout comes after Denmark had end of last week “by mistake” blocked/censored access to more than 8000 web sites including Google and Facebook. If this continues people might actually do something productive and the GDP will go up. With the Internet DNS system continuing to be in such a fragile state such events could soon become a frequent feature.
Brazil, Brazil we are getting closer… now where is Harry Tuttle?
- Web 2.0: Microsoft buys stake in Facebook
- Civil-Rights: (Official) Censorship is coming back to Europe
- Web: 100 million web sites milestone reached
- Humor: Change your nationality with Google Chrome
Those who thought that the times of the “tulip trades” in the IT / Web industries are over could today learn an even new record in company valuation.
Microsoft bought a 1.6 percent stake in Facebook for USD240 million. This would value the three-year-old company at about USD 15 billion. While Facebook is expecting annual revenues of about $150 million this year, most likely the very high price is also related to a competition between rivals Google and Microsoft to buy a stake in the company
Today the German Parliament will vote on a new Censorship law to be put in place to block web content as decided by the German administration. Based on black listing web sites and blocking those at ISP level via DNS and the displaying of so-called Stop pages the planned law was originally been handed around and legislators were seeking public approval by false-flagging it as a solely preventive measure against child abuse / pornography.
While almost all experts heard on this matter (fighting such illegal material and use) have clearly demonstrated that the censoring of access is no way forward towards stopping such activities particularly as many of the web servers in question were even physically located in Germany and other means (take-down notice to providers) proofed that within shortest notice (often less than a day) the material was taken off the net, it became more and more clear that the German Government is seemingly following a completely different agenda. The latest text of the law not even contains a reference anymore to the previously so broadly used argument of fighting child abuse but provides the general right to block any Internet content as…
Internet monitoring company Netcraft today reported that there are now more than 100 million web sites on the Internet. This is an increase of about 3.5 million sites since last month and the Internet continues its strong growth seen throughout 2006. Blogs and small business web sites have driven the explosive growth this year together [...]
Not even out a day as a Beta release Google’s new web browsers already has massive impact on people living in parts of Europe.
If your Belgium, Austrian, Danish, Dutch or from parts of the Czech Republic and Switzerland from now on you’re part of the Greater German Reich. Please send your passport to Google and…