It looks like someones finally decided to make a Pokemon MMO. Okay so its not an epic 3D adventure featuring 1,000s of pokemon in a world as big as the entire elder scrolls series combined… but it is a trip down memory lane. One that I am ready and willing to take. Stay tuned internet. Soon™
|VP:||My browser is loading really slowly can you take a look at it?|
|Me:||Sure! ::walks into office and watches him open IE::|
|Me:||Have you tried downloading firefox or chrome?|
|VP:||No, I like IE.|
|Me:||I'm sorry I can't help you.|
EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE!!! Please read this
I am declaring a state of emergency for all residents of the United States of America. CISPA is attempting to sneak into our private internet lives. Today the House of Representatives pushed the bill through in a huge rush and it is now on its way to the senate. We can not let a bill like this spit on the ideas of the American system of Rights. It’s enough that we let corporations forcefeed us bullshit and lies on a daily basis but we must draw the line here. CISPA is similar to previous bills that have been shot down by the American public such as SOPA. President Obama has threatened to veto this bill but I don’t even want to see it make it to that stage. We need to act now. Call your local representatives today and inform them that this bill is a direct violation of your rights. You can contact them by clicking here.
XKCD - lines em up and knocks em down…. yet again.
XKCD has won the internet for the week … and it’s only Monday.
A chart of money, all of it, where it is and what it can do.
Check out Randall’s “Money” superpost (here’s the direct link to zoom and explore). Once you get over the shock and awe of putting this together, then we can all talk about what it means.
(via xkcd: Money)
Holy shit, well done.
You need to read this infographic regarding the Internet Blacklist Bill. There is a lot of internet regulation/privacy talks occurring in the Government right now and it’s a dark and scary time for us all. More than ever people should be making themselves familiar with the bills that have and possibly will be passed in the near future. Remember friends, if a bills passed in the White House and nobodies there to see it, the bill is still passed. Make it a point this week to do some e-search regarding these policies so that you can help to protect the sanctity of the interwebs. Remember kids, only you can prevent firewalls.
Some links to heinous crimes against the internet and its people:
Please message me if you have any other links that the public should consider. Thanks for reading.
Yesterday evening Google broke new ground by becoming the first website to generate 1 billion hits in a month. You heard right, over 1 billion visitors jumped onto google in the month of May…but I’m sure there’s still that one guy in your office that could use a heads up (http://lmgtfy.com/).
Get off the Internet!!!
Recently people have at least pretended to be pseudo-interested in concepts of technological singularity. There are many thoughts and ideas regarding how the future of technology will effect us, but still so little is known. I was reading through Scientific American today and was filled with mixed emotions of sorrow and joy when I came across the following article…
On the one hand I was happy to discover that scientists are actually doing something to determine how computers are currently/future-ly effecting humanity but my other hand was shaking in fear as I looked back to my glorious days (okay years) as an undead mage. Now I have always thought “internet addiction” was kind of a joke…like ADD….but now I am starting to see the light. Apparently this brain restructuring causes sufferers to have reduced inhibition of appropriate behavior (day-bau-bau) as well as diminished goal orientation. Furthermore, the change in white matter found in our right parahippocampal gyrus (try saying that three times fast…) effects our ability to store and access short term information…for more detailed information please check out the entire article above.
If you are worried you may suffer from the dreaded IAD please take the test below and feel free to tell me the results!
2011 Internet Statistics courtesy of Royal Pingdom
1.97 billion – Internet users worldwide (June 2010). Most are in Asia.
294 billion – Average number of email messages per day.
89.1% – The share of emails that were spam.
255 million – The number of websites as of December 2010.
25 billion – Number of sent tweets on Twitter in 2010
175 million – People on Twitter as of September 2010
600 million – People on Facebook at the end of 2010.
70% – Share of Facebook’s user base located outside the United States.
2 billion – The number of videos watched per day on YouTube.
35 – Hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.
186 – The number of online videos the average Internet user watches in a month (USA).
2+ billion – The number of videos watched per month on Facebook.
36 billion – At the current rate, the number of photos uploaded to Facebook per year.
Rights: “Social Media Revolution” by Erik Qualman
Some interesting statistics on social media from 2011.
The United Nations has declared access to The Internet a Human Right. I’m deliriously happy about this.
“While blocking and filtering measures deny users access to specific content on the Internet, states have also taken measures to cut off access to the Internet entirely. The Special Rapporteur considers cutting off users from internet access, regardless of the justification provided, including on the grounds of violating intellectual property rights law, to be disproportionate and thus a violation of article 19, paragraph 3, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.”
Protection of, and access to information and technology that could be used for development must be one of the key issues of our generation.
More at Wired.com
Bitcoins is technologies latest e-currency and though I think there are still quite a few kinks in the e-currency theorem…it’s a neat concept.