Archive for the 'Web' Category

Internet: The Great Firewall of the USA – Stop SOPA before it is too late

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On November 16th, Congress is holding hearings on the first American Internet censorship system.

If this bill passes it certainly will be the worst piece of Internet legislation in American history. The House of Representatives opens hearings on SOPA soon, but has rejected all submissions and testimony from public interest groups and others who oppose the bill.

If this bill passes, the Internet and free speech will never be the same. And so will U.S. society and the Internet industry as a whole. In the U.S. where this industry in total is larger than energy, agriculture, communication, mining or utilities, this bill will put innovation and thousands of small to mid-size companies at risk….

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Internet: The Next Net

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The moment the "net neutrality" debate began was the moment the net neutrality debate was lost. For once the fate of a network -  its fairness, its rule set, its capacity for social or economic reformation – is in the hands of policymakers and the corporations funding them – that network loses its power to effect change. The mere fact that lawmakers and lobbyists now control the future of the net should be enough to turn us elsewhere…

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Books: 20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web

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Google has produced a wonderful animated online book called “20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web” that explains many concepts and tools that the Internet is build of today…

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Data-Visualization: Browser statistics as tree rings

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Great interactive data visualization of the changing market share for the leading web browsers since 2002.

The source code for the animation is available by right clicking on the flash animation.

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Duvet-Dayz: More than 500,000 spam messages received and blocked

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Earlier this month we received our 500,000nd spam message and thanks to our spam filters it was blocked like the many others before.

And the winner is..

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Humor: Google Trends meets Captain Obvious

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Some things might be obvious, but when comparing cookies and weight on Google Trends, you’ll see that to the end of the year people seemingly care less for their weight and start looking for cookies.

Another one we’ve found is snow and ski (see below).

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