November 2, 2012

Internet Economy: Guns, Butter, Bandwidth

S. Higginbotham, GigaOm

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The internet is made of thousands of networks, and a complex web of economic considerations has developed to support the free flow of information. How bandwidth is “manufactured” and then allocated is far more complex than how a packet gets from here to there.

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November 1, 2012
Re-Thinking Education for the Internet Age
Ariel Diaz, Pando Daily
People talk now about the education system being “ripe for disruption.” However, this has been true for hundreds of years, not just since the advent of the Internet Age. The current lecture model of teaching was... more ››
November 1, 2012
Free Tutorials Can Teach You Anything
Sarah Purewal, TechHive
Let's be honest: We all spend a fairly significant portion of our time online checking out videos of skateboarding accidents, kittens cuddling, and movie previews. So, if you’re going to spend your free time watching video... more ››
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How to Make Your Internet Faster & More Reliable
Grant Brunner, ET
The internet is a vital part of our lives. Just like your car, body, and robot underlings, your internet connection can be fine-tuned and made to work more efficiently. With just a little bit of effort, your surfing experience... more ››
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Why We Need Fake IDs Online
Steffan Heuer & Pernille Tranberg, Daily Dot
Why care about privacy? You have nothing to hide, right? And you're not remotely interesting, so why should anybody want to keep an eye on you? Because information about the real you online is valuable to more than just hackers... more ››
October 26, 2012
How to Avoid the Internet's Fakers
Omar Gallaga, Digital Savant
The Internet, you may have noticed, has a bit of a truth-telling problem. As the rate we put out and take in information has sped up, our natural detectors for the stuff that smells like it came out of a bull have not adapted... more ››