There’s a scene in The Matrix where Keanu Reeves‘ character, Neo, gets the tar beaten out of him by Agent Smith. After an extremely intense fight that has him narrowly avoiding death by jumping out of the way of an oncoming train, he is tired and staggering away. The train stops and a refreshed Agent… Continue reading CISPA is a comprehensive con job designed to pull the veil over the eyes of the world
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act has not drawn the same uproar that its SOPA predecessor received last year. It’s not because it’s any less dangerous to the privacy of those using the internet. It’s not that there’s any less information about it. CISPA is on a path to fly through Congress and onto… Continue reading Can Anonymous organize the anti-CISPA internet blackout on April 22nd?
Students, teachers, and researchers around the globe have used Wikipedia to extend their understanding on just about every subject of general interest known to humans. It isn’t just the academic types. Most people refer to Wikipedia on a regular basis to answer questions, in large part due to the fact that Google loves the site… Continue reading Amazing facts about Wikipedia
According to Wikipedia, “An unidentified flying object, often abbreviated UFO or U.F.O., is an unusual apparent anomaly in the sky that is not readily identifiable to the observer as any known object.” While many associate them with alien spacecraft or inter-dimensional vehicles, the majority of the ones that pop up on YouTube are either hoaxes… Continue reading Top UFO sightings around the world in 2012
Rumors are rumors and Techcrunch has been known to push them forward without base or backing. With that said, the latest Reddit rumor that they are raising money would make sense. But we’re hearing now from a source that, a little over a year later, Reddit is raising money. And the company’s valuation has jumped… Continue reading 400 million reasons Reddit may be headed to the dark side
Technology has made it easier for our generation to stay connected to each other in a variety of ways. We can give thanks to the rise of social media which allows us to stay in contact with all of our friends at the click of a button. Spotify is a good example of a company… Continue reading How did you guys meet? On Spotify!
It took Wikipedia less than a decade to take down its traditional predecessor, the Encyclopædia Britannica, a series that has helped scholars and students for nearly two and a half decades. While most consider this to be a natural transition with the rise of the digital age, some will always question whether crowdsourcing human knowledge… Continue reading How Wikipedia is redefining research and killing off iconic encylopedias
The Tea Party movement was intended for Americans to harken to the revolutions of the past when tyranny and taxation reigned over the colonies. The #OccupyWallStreet movement drew awareness to the tremendous gaps between the “haves” and the “have nots” with a call for a more sensible distribution of wealth. Both have supporters and detractors… Continue reading The SOPA blackout is the most American thing we’ve done all day
It became one of the top memes of 2010. And just like that, it’s gone. Wikipedia announced this morning that they had reached their goal of $16,000,000 to keep the site ad-free, more than double their results from a year ago. Perhaps more impressive is that they did it in less time than any of… Continue reading Wikipedia Donation Goal Reached. No more Jimmy Wales Constantly Watching Us.
Depending on your level of geekism, editing Wikipedia is a lot of fun, and to those that do, the temptation to slip something funny under the radar can be great. As such, this news should not disinterest you: Wikipedia has announced that they’ll be unlocking all sorts of pages traditionally the targets of malicious edits.… Continue reading Wikipedia Unlocks and Tightens Up