"People protested and brought down governments before Facebook was invented. They did it before the internet came along."
--Malcolm Gladwell, February 2
"This is the revolution of the youth of the internet, and now the revolution of all Egyptians."
--Wael Ghonim, February 7
As we watch, transfixed by the sights and sounds of jubilation in the streets of Egypt, the question on many people's minds is: How did this happen? But a far better way to ask that question is: Who organized this, and how?
It's been just over a year since I started using Wordpress. I can't say it's my favorite yet, but a look at this list suggests that it may not take so long before that changes.
Though there are some beautiful websites out there using WordPress and it isn’t always obvious that they are. Some of these websites are entertainment sites, some are portfolios, and others are the home pages of large international companies. WordPress really is taking over the online world.
OpenDNS, one of the most popular DNS services on the Internet, is frequently used by parents and organizations to block websites that they think are inappropriate for children or may hamper productivity at the workplace.
OpenDNS, which claims to handle DNS requests for 1% of Internet users worldwide, has released a report detailing a list of top 10 websites that are most frequently blocked by home users and business users.
For the rocks and other projectiles that protestors are hurling in the streets of Cairo, Egypt's riot police have shields.
To combat social media, another important weapon for the demonstrators, outside experts and people living in the country say the government has coordinated a blockage of certain communications websites and unplugged internet access entirely to parts of the country.
The list primarily highlights the lesser-known or undiscovered websites and misses out all-time favorites like Google Docs, Wikipedia or IMDB that most of us are already aware of.
After demonstrating that Ugandans (Africans) have done nothing in the field of discovery, Kalumba castigates us by saying we are so incapable of doing anything that even simple, modern scientific advances like OPERATING THE ATM MACHINE IS AN IMPOSSIBILITY TO A GREAT CHUNK OF UGANDANS.
"...but its really ashaming as a continent that we welcome 2011 with totally nothing to show to the world," he continues.
But, let me ask Robert Kalumba, "Don't you know that Uganda's population of over 31 million, more than half are totally illiterate.
Google on Monday launched what it says is the largest digital bookstore on the internet -- a site called the Google eBookstore.
"The idea behind Google eBooks is to truly set your reading free," the company says in a YouTube video about the new service.Sounds nice. Free reading. But is Google's foray into digital books actually any different than efforts from Amazon and Barnes & Noble? Here's a quick guide:
Soccer and technology don't normally mix; FIFA, the international football body, has long dragged its studded heels over efforts to introduce microchip sensors into match refereeing.
So when Japan based its entire World Cup 2022 bid on a dazzling display of computer wizardry that doesn't yet exist, it was taking a gamble.
If a Facebook picture is worth a thousand words, we're pretty sure there's one word in the lexicon you'd be loath to have associated with you: tool.
(Unless you're a handyman, in which case, carry on.)
Yes, Facebook started off as a gated community for college kids awkwardly trolling for chicks in their rooms because the outside world was just too bright ... too bright. But now, as Mark Zuckerberg sallies forth with his plan to consume all of society, it has become kind of legit.
Say goodbye to those wimpy, eight-letter passwords.
The 12-character era of online security is upon us, according to a report published this week by the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The researchers used clusters of graphics cards to crack eight-character passwords in less than two hours.
But when the researchers applied that same processing power to 12-character passwords, they found it would take 17,134 years to make them snap.