Internet/Network

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FictionURL -- Exploring Television/TV's Internet

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ThorntonText's Reddit comment mentioned "FictionURL -- Exploring Television/TV's Internet... Ever see or hear a website, domain, or URL on your favorite television show and wonder if it was real and what was behind it? Us too! And that was the genesis of FictionURL, a blog devoted to exploring television’s fictional internet through commentary and criticism.

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Why is it so hard to make a phone call in emergency situations?

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Boing Boing reports on why "why is it so hard to make a phone call in emergency situations? ... But it is a fact that, whenever disaster strikes, it becomes difficult to reach the people you care about.

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"Reasons My Son Is Crying"

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Reddit shared a pictorial blog titled "Reasons My Son Is Crying

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The Internet: It's like never leaving junior high.

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Hard OCP shared a CNN story/article on how Internet is like never leaving junior high/middle school with the the Internet.

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Internet Party: Why Nobody Gets Anything Done On the Web

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VideoSift shares a funny five minutes YouTube video showing "Internet Party: Why Nobody Gets Anything Done On the Web -- Welcome to Internet! ..."

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Caught a spambot in action.

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VideoSift shares a twenty two (22) seconds YouTube video showing a human spambot

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Microsoft (MS)'s 13 worst missteps of all time.

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This eight pages/one print page InfoWorld article on "Microsoft's 13/thirteen worst missteps of all time ... the landmarks among 25 years of failures Redmond-style..."

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Your Father/Pa/Dad Asks iPhone Questions

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FailDesk shared a funny 3.25 minutes SuperNews! YouTube video showing "Your Dad Asks iPhone Questions -- ... dad just doesn't understand technology."

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Do you know anyone close who tries to avoid the Internet?

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Rewind YouTube Style 2012

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VideoSift shares a 4.25 minutes YouTube music video, with parodies and spoofs, showing some YouTubers starring in a mash-up of culturally defining moments of 2012. Can you spot all the references? There are also interactive surprises/Easter eggs too. See Reddit comment for the answers and links. There is also a six minute and 14 seconds behind the scenes on YouTube.

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Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can’t Protect Us Anymore

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This five pages Wired article (one single page) talks about Mat Honan's online security history with passwords.

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The World in Two/2 Minutes

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Woki Toki, also on YouTube, has a bunch of musical videos showing clip compilations of what the Internet/world think of each country

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The History of Graphics Interchange Formats (GIFs)

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HardOCP shares a Mashable airtlce on "The History of graphics interchange formats

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