I’ve updated my original map this week and added ‘Canada’ as a search question. Guess what! When I typed in Google’s search box: ‘Why is Canada so’, with the autocomplete feature, the internet thinks that Canada is so GREAT. I’ve been getting positive feedback about this map. One point of clarification though. These one word descriptions […]
It’s simple. I asked Google Search to describe each province in Canada using one word. I type: “Why is [name of province] so” and Google autocompletes my question. I created the map [above] based on the results.
Outernet wants to broadcast a WiFi signal from space to provide the world with free and uncensored internet access. The primary objective of Outernet is to bridge the global information divide by giving everyone access to content like the Wikipedia, Khan Academy and Coursera. In times of disasters, this signal would act like an global […]
AcademicTorrents allows academics to share papers and datasets through a cheap and decentralized platform. It’s legal, free and allows researchers access to world class research. [HT: TorrentFreak. Image by nrkbeta used under CC Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0]
It was announced today that MySpace has reinvented itself to become a music discovery service called Myspace (note the lower-case “s”). It’s good that they’re trying to bring back an online space into the spotlight and I imagine there is money to be made from online music. I never had an account with them and […]
The peeps at the Neo Mammalian Studio help us understand the art selfishly known as meme.
I almost sprayed my laptop with tea while drinking and reading what Recep Erdogan said on Turkish television this week. “There is now a menace which is called Twitter,” Erdogan said. “The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society.” Why stop at social media? […]
Techcrunch is confirming that access to popular social networks, Facebook and Twitter, has been blocked in Istanbul, Turkey with the help of local Internet Service Providers. Our sources – drawn from the tech community – say that around 99 percent of Facebook “doesn’t load” when accessed from Istanbul. “They throttled the bandwith to the bare […]
There was a time when the social media editor was the only person in a newsroom responsible for obsessively monitoring social platforms. With journalists now taking on much of this work, is the role of the social media editor obsolete? Originally aired on HuffPost Live May 31, 2013