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Why YouTube buffers: The secret deals that make--and break--online video

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This four pages Ars Technica article explains why "Why YouTube buffers: The secret deals that make--and break--online video -- When internet service providers (ISPs) and video providers fight over money, Internet users suffer.

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Anternet -- The Ant Internet

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This last year's IEEE Spectrum article, with its four minutes YouTube video, mentioned The Ant Internet (Anternet) -- "Before researchers developed the Internet, ants developed the Anternet, a surprisingly similar communications network ..."

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The World Without Mobile

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FunnyPlace (also on YouTube) shared a hilarious one minute and 27 seconds Qualcomm commercial/advertisement (ad)/spot titled "The World Without Mobile -- We imagined what a World Without Mobile would look like. Odd isn't it? ..."

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Code Rush, the Mozilla Documentary From 2000/Y2K.

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VideoSift shared a very old 56+ minutes seconds Viddler video (also YouTube) showing "Code Rush" -- "... documentary covering the first release of Netscape source code in 1998, the foundation of the Mozilla project... From March 1998 to April 1999, an independent documentary film crew followed a team of software engineers

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The Internet's 15 Greatest Hidden Gems.

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EHow UK shows a seventeen/17 slides of "The Internet's 15 greatest hidden gems -- Software developers are a creative lot, and they often like to surprise users with unexpected gifts.

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This Was First -- First Posts and Products on the World's Most Popular Websites

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Boing Boing shared This Was First showing the "First Posts and Products on the World's Most Popular Websites".

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How do you pronounce GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)?

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Teen(ager)s, Social Media, and Privacy

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Pew Internet has a few reports showing that "Teens are sharing more info(rmation) about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-parties (such as businesses or advertisers) accessing their data ..."

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GeoGuessr -- A game that uses Google Maps Street View...

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MrILoveTheAnts shared GeoGuessr -- "a game that uses Google Maps' Street View. Basically it puts you somewhere randomly in the world and asks you to guess where in the world you are. Points are awarded based on how close you were to being correct."

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The Inbox -- If Spam Messages Were Delivered By Real People

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HardOCP shared an almost 3.75 minutes hilarious YouTube video titled "The Inbox" showing what "if spam messages were delivered by real people".

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A Facebook Update In Real Life

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Symbolset's /. comment/reply shared a hilarious 2.5 minutes YouTube video titled "A Facebook Update In Real Life

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Do you still use instant messages (IMs)?

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New iPhones are like New Girlfriends

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VideoSift shared a funny 2.5 minutes CollegeHumor video showing a spoof/parody sketch/skit of "New iPhones are Like New Girlfriends -- We explore the similarities between these two fragile relationships."

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Study: Negative People Are Way Better at Replying to Emails

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A Contactually blog reports "Turn That Frown Upside Down? Maybe Not: Negative People Reply to Emails 36% Faster ... Engineers at Contactually, a referral marketing platform, recently analyzed over 100 million email conversations and determined that being negative actually is helpful when it comes to email. On average, negative people tend to reply to emails 36% faster than their positive, bubbly colleagues..."

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Sixteen Colors Draw: ANSI Editor (Online)

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05:53PM [grifter (remove AQFL to e-mail)]  /topic http://draw.sixteencolors.net/
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It is basically TheDraw, but online

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The Internet: A Warning From History

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VideoSift shared a funny two minutes and 58 seconds YouTube video showing "The Internet: A Warning From History -- The internet was one of the greatest disasters to befall mankind. Now its survivors share their experiences of the tragedy."

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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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