Category Archives: Internet

Anything and everything about the Internet.

Craigslist Founder up to Some Good

Craig Newmark, founder of CraigsList, has a new project — connecting the world’s non-profit and educational institutions together for the common good of humanity. You can read about it, and participate, here.

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Why the Public Needs Critical Thinking Skills #1: “Churnalism”

In today’s Columbia Journalism Review is a excellent article on “churnalism”, their term for articles posted on news sites as news articles that are, in fact, simply press releases with little or no additional material. The article discusses who issues … Continue reading

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When Imitation is NOT Flattering…

My undergraduate alma mater, Reed College, is struggling with an unusual problem.  A scammer in China thinks so well of the college that they created the University of Redwood out of whole cloth by repurposing much of the data and … Continue reading

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John Levine: A Politically Incorrect Guide to IPV6

John Levine, author of “The Internet for Dummies” and many other works on technology an the Internet, today posted two superb blog articles on IPV6. Here are links: A politically incorrect guide to IPv6, Part I A politically incorrect guide … Continue reading

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Kodak Shoots Itself in the Foot

Romer (Hanov3r) , a long-time anti-spammer acquaintance, blogged today about a breathtakingly arrogant, and frankly stupid, action by Kodak Corporation.  Some years ago he gave the Kodak Gallery, a photograph posting site, his email address for some purpose that he … Continue reading

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Charity: Water

I’ve recently learned about Charity: Water, a small New York-based charity that works to provide clean, safe water for people who do not have enough.  Charity: Water was founded in 2006,  only five years ago.   It has a private group … Continue reading

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Another reason to avoid Facebook….

Massive Facebook security blunder. Continue reading

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Live at Last!

This puppy is live! :-)  Now to see who comes….

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