Facebook’s new Connectivity Lab wants to use airplanes, satellites, and lasers to blanket the world with Internet access.
“We fundamentally believe that in order for our species to advance—for humanity to get to the next step in development—that no one can be denied a certain level of education and information. If there is a curiosity it should be satiated.”
On March 12, 1989, the visual layer of the Internet was quietly revealed, fundamentally changing the way we communicate, research, consume and share media, waste time at work, and, well, do everything else really. It was called the World Wide Web. To celebrate, we’ve put together a purposefully brisk and oversimplified history (trust us, you don’t want to see the unabridged version) leading up to its now 25 years of existence.
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“I don’t think until we see the cyber equivalent of planes crashing into buildings [that] we’ll have a real movement. I see this as very similar to the terrorist issues.”
Among the top “What Is” searches for the U.S. are "What is Bitcoin", "What is Snapchat", and “What is Twerking”.
Among the top “How To” searches for New York are "How to fax", "How to code", and “How to levitate”.
Discovering why wading into comment sections so often feels like a horror show and what might be done about it.
BitTorrent on the mysterious NSA-related billboards that got NY and Silicon Valley talking
Have you ever considered the way in which computer interfaces are portrayed in movies? It’s actually incredibly entertaining.
This, and a few other great things our news hacker Gabe Stein found on the Internet this week.
"Google (under Marissa Mayer’s guidance) apparently tested 41 different shades of blue on links to maximize the click-through rate. Would it not follow that a logo could impact visitor behavior, clicks and ultimately revenue?”
“If the profession hasn’t agreed upon it to the point where it’s not in the book yet, how can you go about treating it in an in-patient setting? It’s ridiculous. If you find the right marketing methods, you’re going to appeal to people’s fears and find patients for your program.”
Every second on the Internet, about 4,000 tweets are posted to Twitter. And about 33,333 Google searches are made. And about 46,000 YouTube clips are viewed. "Every Second on the Internet" cleverly uses your screen real estate to make the sheer size of uploaded data make sense.
“Empowering women with practical skills and a network of support just makes sense. Our opportunity in terms of driving innovation in the world today comes from pooling the potential of the full population, not just 50% of it.”