Two comic strips of the day that woke your BUSY and sleepy overlord up
VideoSift shares a nineteen and 48 seconds TED video talk -- "As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication -- and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.
Pew Internet article, with its details, showing "Digital Differences" -- "When the Pew Internet Project first began writing about the role of the internet in American life in 2000, there were stark differences between those who were using the internet and those who were not. Today, differences in internet access still exist among different demographic groups, especially when it comes to access to high-speed broadband at home. Among the main findings about the state of digital access..."
A funny analogy from this Broadband/DSL Reports forum thread post/reply.
The Daily What (TDW) Geeks share a Mental Floss/mental_floss blog showing "The Most Amusing Images from the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Strike -- On January 18th, websites across the internet went on strike to protest the SOPA and the related Protect IP Act (PIPA). Some sites were completely blocked; others added censorship graphics to their banners, and some posted about the strike. The point was to make all internet users aware of the bills before Congress and to encourage reader participation. A few sites went above and beyond the call of duty and made the strike itself entertaining.
FailDesk shows what "passwords are like ..."
...At least now there's a handy guide. Be sure to take ample notes.
FailDesk shares a four pages showing achievements for "Information Technology (IT) Achievements Unlocked! -- If you've ever played any games via the Steam network, you know what these are. As we go throughout the struggles of banal, the frustrating, the mind-numbing and inane every day...sometimes we feel like the only satisfaction we can get is the chance of going home at some point.