Internet Language and Its Impact

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Internet Language and Its Impact

TextinggraphicA new book takes a look at how the internet is shaping language, in ways that are sometimes surprisingly subtle.  The New York Times calls “Because Internet” an “incisive and entertaining guidebook.”…

NYT Profiles its Cybersecurity Chief

Behind the Scenes with NYT Cybersecurity Leader

securityWith cybersecurity an increasing concern for journalists, the New York Times recently profiled its chief in that arena. A fan of the encrypted messaging app Signal, Runa Sandvik worked on the publication’s confidential …

First Time Trying the Internet

Pew Research Center decided to analyze people who have never used the Internet. Only about 12% of American adults are off-line. There are a number of reasons they do not use the Internet; but given the opportunity with technology and …

Internet Weaning, It’s Possible But Hard

Is it actually possible to spend less time on the Internet? This is a serious question. More work requires spending time on the Internet and heavy involvement in social media keeps many coming back. As a result, brains actually get …

Internet or internet, Top Court’s Opinions

It turns out that there is quite a controversy at the U.S. Supreme Court as to whether Internet should be capitalized or not. The difference between the two spellings has very different legal meanings according to justice opinions in the …

Who Has World’s Fastest Mobile Internet?

If you think it is the United States, you’re not even close. According to Quartz, the United States comes in 37th for mobile internet data speed. South Korea comes in first with speeds three times faster than ours. See …

Net Neutrality Is All About Internet Speed

Net neutrality might seem an arcane discussion, but it will soon become a big issue as the FCC is likely take up the subject once again. CNN has a good explanation of why this issue will affect every household and …

The Mobile Revolution, Patterns and Trends

Pew Research Center has published an analysis of how mobile use has changed since 2000. It explores who owns smartphones, tablets and other devises for connecting to the internet and the pattern of change that has taken place in America. …

Information Overload: Not a problem

It was speculated a few years back that with so much information available on the internet and with us being connected all the time, Americans would face information overload. However,according to a survey by Pew Research Center, 80% of …

The Internet’s Fake News Problem

CNET’s story on the internet’s fake news problem shows that it is bad and likely to get worse. Google and Facebook have been shown to run fake news. These marketing giants, which are a primary source of news, have made …