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..."
Ant writes: "A 15 minutes and 21 seconds TED video talk showing: "Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. At TEDxMidwest, he lays out the main problems (call them the meetings and managers (M&Ms)) and offers three suggestions to make work work.
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.
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]"
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...""
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..."