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.”…

Social Media & Internet Use Hit Plateau

BloggerIt seems that since 2016 there has been little, to no growth, in Americans who use the Internet, smartphone devices and social media. For about 20 years the rate of adoption for these was extremely rapid. However, according to Pew

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 …

Super Bowl Blackout Mystery Solved

In the first half of the Super Bowl game, the screen went black for about 15 seconds. For those watching, it was a disconcerting experience with everyone wondering whether their cable, TV or internet had gone out. Perhaps some figured …

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 …

A or B, Testing What Millennials Feel

Adweek has an infographic explaining “What Millennials Value Most in Their Lives, Careers and Personal Tech”. The results come from a survey only allowing answers with two options. It is hard to know the accuracy of the survey, but the …

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 …

Implications for the Internet of Things

For those who are not familiar with the term “Internet of Things”, it is the internet connection made by people with all manner of electronic or mechanical devices used to take measurements or communicate. There are enormous and profound implications …

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 …