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Submission + - Digital Differences in Americans (pewinternet.org)

antdude writes: "Pew Internet article, with its details, showing "Digital Differences" — "When the Pew Internet Project first began writing about the role of the internet in American life in 2000, there were stark differences between those who were using the internet and those who were not. Today, differences in internet access still exist among different demographic groups, especially when it comes to access to high-speed broadband at home. Among the main findings about the state of digital access..."

Seen on Blue's News and TechCrunch."

Google

Submission + - Is the Web heading toward redirect hell? (pingdom.com)

Ant writes: "Royal Pingdom reports that every web sites seems to be heading toward redirect hell — "Google is doing it. Facebook is doing it. Yahoo is doing it. Microsoft is doing it. And soon Twitter will be doing it.

We're talking about the apparent need of every web service out there to add intermediate steps to sample what we click on before they send us on to our real destination. This has been going on for a long time and is slowly starting to build into something of a redirect hell on the Web.

And it has a price..."

Seen on Linux Today."

The Internet

Submission + - Verbed! -- Not every noun wants to stay that way. (boston.com)

Ant writes: "Boston reports words and phrases like "friend, Google, TiVo, log in, contact, barbecue (BBQ), unlike, concept, text, Photoshop, leverage, party, Xerox, reference, architect, parent, improv, transition, diligence, host, chair, gift, heart, and impact have all been declared--by someone, somewhere, whether a usage expert or just a self-appointed language cop--'not verbs.' ... It doesn't matter whether they're useful, interesting, or entertaining as verbs; to many people, if a word began its life as a noun, then 'verbing' it (like I did there) is just wrong..."

Seen on Neatorama. So Slashdotting is a bad idea. [grin]"

The Internet

Submission + - 64% of gamers prefer physical copies ... (mcvuk.com)

Ant writes: "ComputerAndVideoGames.com (CVG) reports that 64% of gamers prefer physical copies of their games over digital downloads, according to a survey by research firm, Ipsos MediaCT.

The survey — published in trade magazine/mag., MCV — quizzed over 1000 people and found that 64 percent preferred physical discs for their games over digital copies.

Newspapers followed closely with 63 percent opting for hard copies. On the flip side, music and film were considerably lower, with 45 and 51 percent respectively opting for physical copies.

Seen on Blue's News. Your overlord still prefers hardcopies/physical copies as well."

Digital

Submission + - Frontline's 1.5 Hours Documentary: Digital Nation (pbs.org)

Ant writes: "Frontline has a 1.5 hours documentary video titled "Digital Nation" — "A television (TV)/Web report on the digital revolution and how it's changing our lives, with video stories, interviews, and user-generated video on relationships, information overload, education, the military, parenting, brain development, and more...""
The Internet

Submission + - The History of the Internet in a Nutshell (sixrevisions.com)

antdude writes: Six Revisions shares "The History of the Internet in a Nutshell" starting 1969 — "Here's a brief history of the Internet, including important dates, people, projects, sites, and other information that should give you at least a partial picture of what this thing we call the Internet really is, and where it came from.

While the complete history of the Internet could easily fill a few books, this article should familiarize you with key milestones and events related to the growth and evolution of the Internet between 1969 to 2009..."

Seen on Digg.

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