“Now, when it comes to critical moments, you can’t arrest everyone in order to keep the story from getting out – so governments figure they will just shut the internet down. The telcos just shrug their shoulders. Many are powerful enough to do so, but I’ve not seen an attempt to put up a fight.” … [Read more...] about Can the internet reboot Africa?
According to The Verge, you can organize your Fraidycat lists and make it more convenient for you to switch between whom you are following. This can be done either based on the frequency or by the individual tags which you have given to each item. He said the idea behind Fraidycat is to create a sense of nostalgia for a younger, more innocent internet. … [Read more...] about Meet Fraidycat that allows you to keep tab on your things across internet
But if you had told Wilhite that in 2012, the Internet would be in the midst of a love affair with his file format, he probably would have been surprised. The GIF had humble beginnings. You might even say the cards were stacked against it. It supported a limited color palette, and in the beginning, it wasn’t even built for animation. In fact, Wilhite only developed it because traditional image files took forever to transmit through the creeping dial-up connections of the day. … [Read more...] about Happy 25th Birthday To The GIF, Muse Of The Internet
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“The Council is in a deadlock because there is no qualified majority for keeping [these changes] in or for taking them out,” Julia Reda, an MEP for the Pirate Party and one of the Copyright Directive’s leading critics, told The Verge. “The result is that the trilogue that was planned for [Monday, January 23rd] was cancelled and we now have to wait for the Council to come up with a new position.” … [Read more...] about The fight over Europe’s internet just got even messier