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In Our Wi-Fi World, The Internet Still Depends On Undersea Cables

The Conversation US | Posted 11.03.2015 | Technology
The Conversation US

The biggest problem with cable systems is not technological -- it's human. Because they run underground, underwater and between telephone poles, cable systems populate the same spaces we do. As a result, we accidentally break them all the time.

The Novel?

Terence Clarke | Posted 10.15.2015 | Books
Terence Clarke

In the September 24, 2015 issue of the New York Review of Books, Jed Perl writes about the current state of an art form that has been declared dead or dying many times. That would be painting.

The Internet of Humanity [IoH]

Billie Carn | Posted 09.24.2015 | Technology
Billie Carn

How is the Internet impacting the human being? Ever since the beginning of technology humans have expanded new forms of connection.

ONE Musicfest Breaks The Internet

Timothy Tukes | Posted 09.22.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Tukes

Over ten thousand #OMF2015 photos were shared last week to celebrate the 6th annual ONE Musicfest. The daylong music festival featured performances by headliners Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wale, Janelle Monae & Wondaland, A$AP Rocky, The Roots, Raekwon, Ghostface, and The Internet.

Is Donald Trump Reading Your Blog?

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I've never crossed paths with Donald Trump, but his type is very familiar to me because I grew up in Manhattan. I think of him as a New York Blowhard...

How to Affix a Decal (and Other Daily Lessons)

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Melinda Blau

Was life always filled with so many details, so much minutiae? I'm tempted to blame this on the Internet.

Time for the White House to Upload the Internet Regs

Mark Riccobono | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Mark Riccobono

All blind people know the frustration that we routinely experience in encountering inaccessible electronic and information technology, especially websites, apps, and other internet-based services. At best, these barriers are merely annoying -- at worst they can lead to unemployment.

Inner-City Arts Empowers Underserved Kids In Los Angeles To Discover Purpose Through Expression

Julian Mitchell | Posted 08.04.2015 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

There is one trailblazing organization committed to not only keeping art as a focal point in schools, but more importantly dedicated to shifting the way society respects, understands and appreciates art as a world-changing tool: Inner-City Arts.

Why You Hate the Internet

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 07.15.2015 | Comedy
Sajeel Qureshi

Admit it. You love the Internet, but you hate what it does to you. Kind of like the other addictions we have in our lives -- Coffee, alcohol, Colombo reruns, etc. Unlike those things, the Internet has a way of sucking you in and keeping you hung upside down in its web.

How We Connect: Mobile Is Shifting The Internet Dynamic

Kathy Brown | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology
Kathy Brown

If the next billion are coming online as a result of mobile, then it is incumbent upon us to make sure that the technology does not limit them in any way.

I'm Tired of all the Noise on the Internet

Liz Curtis Faria | Posted 06.25.2015 | Media
Liz Curtis Faria

I'm tired of all the noise on the internet. We spend a lot of time here. Why do we insist on making it so unpleasant so often? Why are so many people out looking for a fight? We can't all possibly have an opinion on EVERYTHING.

Too Common a Story -- The Homework Gap

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Jose Antonio Tijerino

"Hey, that's my story!" my mentee Adan Gonzalez blurted out as I read him some of the preliminary findings from a study the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, myCollegeOptions and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) conducted called Taking the Pulse of the High School Student in America.

Judge Google: Why the EU Should Embrace Google's Role in the Right to Be Forgotten

Edward Lee | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Edward Lee

This exchange between European and American perspectives is healthy. So is the heated public debate over the wisdom of the right that has ensued in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere

A Ray of Light Shines on Internet Rights

Kathy Brown | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Kathy Brown

The freedom enabled by the Internet to express one's own ideas, one's opinion of another's idea, to advocate or to disassociate with the collective views of other speakers, to associate locally and globally is unprecedented in history. This precious Internet freedom is, however, volatile around the world.

The Internet Exists To Offend You

Aussa Lorens | Posted 05.10.2015 | Comedy
Aussa Lorens

There is nothing worse than having other people's success rubbed in your face. That chick who went viral and has a book deal? She's probably banging someone at Random House. At least while you loathe her for her success you can comfort yourself with the knowledge that your moral superiority is vast.

House Republcians Looking Into Why Blackmail and Bribes Failed to Secure Net Neutrality Vote

David Fagin | Posted 04.28.2015 | Comedy
David Fagin

Speaker of the House John Boehner announced today that his office will be launching an unprecedented probe into why bribes and kickbacks were not enough to secure a victory in the years-long, hotly contested, Net Neutrality issue.

How Many of These Security Mistakes Are you Making?

Jeff Fox | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Jeff Fox

A lot of what passes for common sense about this subject is just plain wrong -- and often risky. Here's a list of some mistaken beliefs that can get you ripped off or hacked, or your computer infected with something nasty.

5 Lessons From A Woman Who 'Purged' Herself Of The Internet

Inc | Zoe Henry | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

Want to become dramatically more productive in just one month? Try unfollowing everyone on the Internet. That's what San Francisco-based photograph...

Why 'Surveillance Is The Dominant Business Model On The Internet'

The European | Max Tholl | Posted 02.05.2015 | World

Andrew Keen, author of “The Internet is Not the Answer,” is known as the “Antichrist of Silicon Valley." He calls Google a monster, Uber a b...

10 Funny Jobs You Need to Fill

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Jobs. We all need them. Are you interested in creating jobs? I am too! Not in the traditional way, but in the literal one. Below are some jobs we need to create to make the world a better place at home and in the office.

Peter Diamandis: Technology Erases Borders

Singularity University | Peter Diamandis | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

Besides your passport, what really defines your nationality these days? Is it where you were live? Where you work? The language you speak? The curr...

Intelligent Design and Other Random Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Comedy
Tom Alderman

EIT - Enhanced Interrogation Techniques. This is the CIA's swell euphemism for torture. It's also a portable concept that can be applied to other noxi...

Americans Believe The Internet Has Made Them Better Informed

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media

The majority of Americans believe access to the Internet has made them better informed and "improved their ability to learn new things," the Pew Resea...

Who Runs the Internet?

Maximilian Stern | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Maximilian Stern

Up to now, ICANN -- although a non-profit organization -- is acting on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce and therefore the U.S. government: the same government that authorized the NSA to spy on more or less everyone who is connected to the Internet. Consequently, countries such as China and Russia, but also Brazil, India, South Africa and many developing countries are demanding more say in the governance of the Internet and ICANN.

5 Ways The Internet Will Revolutionize Work And Play By 2025

Fast Company | Ben Schiller | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

For all the ways the Internet has changed how we live and work over the last 20 years, there are still plenty of areas it hasn't touched, and plenty m...