Your (additional) Rules of the Internet

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Discussion:  After CNN posted its article, “Meet the Rules of the Internet”, the comments were many in number and mixed in thought.  The original story explained the origin of the Internet’s “rules”, originally just a set of guidelines/inside jokes spawned by a variety of sources.  Some of the responders campeigned for other rules to be… Read more »

Netiquette: Saying farewell

Posted by & filed under App Economy, Social Networks, The Internet.

Discussion:  Because of our recently well-connected world, there are many new ways to keep in touch with your family and friends.  Posting updates about current life events, thoughts, and plans are often uploaded to the internet for the world to learn what is going on in your life.  This article outlaines certain guidelines one should follow, netiquette that is,… Read more »

Explainer: What is the ‘Internet of Things?’

Posted by & filed under IT Trends, RFID/Radio-Frequency Identification, The Internet.

Discussion:  At this year’s LeWeb conference, the main topic has been ‘the Internet of Things’.  The Internet of Things is the idea that any physical object can connect to the Internet and communicate with other objects to relay information to people.  This works by using  RFID, smartphones, and sensors to send information to the Internet.  In the future,… Read more »

Solving ‘the Google problem’ key to ensuring the Internet’s success

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Discussion:  There are concerns that Google may have a monopoly over the Internet.  The Federal Trade Commission and European Commission have met and are investigating whether or not Google is violating anti-trust laws by using their monopoly as the dominant search engine to point users toward their own products.  Google is accused of fixing searches so that the results… Read more »

Movement aims to decentralize Internet

Posted by & filed under Cloud Computing, IT Governance, IT Infrastructure, IT Standards, IT Trends, Social Computing.

Discussion:  Issace Wilder, founder of the Free Network Foundation, is aiming to decentralize the internet so that it cannot be controlled and monitored by corporate or governmental regulating bodies.  His non-profit foundation is trying to prevent the actual physical internet from being consolidated and controlled by a few corporate transit networks, while also trying to publicize… Read more »

Top 10 Internet Blunders

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Discussion:  This article lists and summarizes what it considers the “Top 10 Internet Blunders”.  The list includes seemingly trivial blunders, like not including “//” after “http://” in the design of internet addresses, to a Cornell student designing the Internet’s first “worm” virus.  Some of the screw-ups are comical, like the BBC mistaking a cab driver for… Read more »

Explaining the Internet’s new domain endings

Posted by & filed under Cyber Security, E-Business, E-Commerce, IT Trends, Phishing.

Discussion: ICANN, which stands for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is the nonprofit group that assigns addresses to Internet service providers.  They have recently announced that they will now be taking applications so that private companies and governments can purchase their own domain endings.  Right now there are only 22 domains, including… Read more »

Starting a revolution with technology

Posted by & filed under Civil Liberties, Cyber Security, Electronic Surveillance, Mobile Computing, Social Computing, Social Networks, Uncategorized, Wireless.

Discussion:  In early 2011 civil unrest in Egypt and the middle east let to political demonstrations that the Egyptian government believed threatening enough to the well being of the country that they shut down the World Wide Web in hopes of diminishing lines of communication between groups of protesters.  OpenMesh, an ad hoc wireless mesh network of individual… Read more »