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May 19, 2008  10:29 AM

What is the future of the Internet?



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Do you think much about the future of the Internet? Last week, the academics and technologists...

May 12, 2008  9:46 AM

Video: Richard Stallman talks about the importance of free software, GNU, copyleft and open sourcing



Posted by: GuyPardon
code, collaboration, command line, commentary, community, conversation, copyright, free, freeware, fundamentals, history, invention, open source, operating systems, software development, video, YouTube

In these videos, Robin Good interviews Richard Stallman about free software and the


April 16, 2008  9:58 AM

Video: Matt Cutts debunks 5 SEO myths



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, business, community, Development, entrepeneurship, fundamentals, Google, howto, Internet, IT marketing, resource, search, search engine, SEM, SEO, video, YouTube

Google's Matt Cutts has long since become the blogosphere's "go to guy" for information on SEO and webmaster guidelines. WhatIs.com's Word of the Day today,...


March 31, 2008  11:58 PM

Happy April Fools’ Day 2008: A roundup of the Web’s best jokes, hoaxes and lies



Posted by: GuyPardon
commentary, community, creativity, culture, event, fun, geek, Google, history, humor, interesting, Internet, media, Rails, resource, Web 2.0

In 2008, April Fools' Day Jokes are everywhere. Here's a roundup list of some of the best/worst of the lot. Gday, MATE, from Google Australia. Future...

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March 7, 2008  10:16 AM

Video: How to log into websites using OpenID



Posted by: GuyPardon
authentication, blogging, business, collaboration, community, cool, free, howto, interactive media, Internet, interoperability, learning, multimedia, open source, tool, trend, tutorial, useful, video, Web services, word meanings, YouTube

One of our newest definitions explains OpenID:

"OpenID is a decentralized single sign-on authentication system for the Internet. The goal of the OpenID initiative is to allow users to log in...


March 6, 2008  2:35 PM

Video: Twitter in Plain English



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, buzz, commentary, communications, community, conversation, cool, culture, education, fundamentals, geek, howto, interactive media, interesting, Internet, learning, mashup, media, messaging, Mobile, multimedia, new media, participation, resource, screencast, social networking, tool, trend, video, Web 2.0, widgets, wiki, word meanings, YouTube

CommonCraft.com is already well known in the blogosphere and social media world for creating brilliant, lucid short videos that explain tricky concepts. The two-person team that make up CommonCraft (

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November 15, 2007  9:11 AM

The IT Room: Streamingly funny IT humor coming to a tiny/medium/large screen near you



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, buzz, community, culture, Dell, downloads, feeds, free, fun, geek, humor, interactive media, IPTV, new media, podcast, social publishing, video, Web 2.0

Thank to its ubiquitous advertising spots on BoingBoingTV, I've discovered the IT Room. Clearly, I'm part of...


October 15, 2007  3:44 PM

Blog Action Day: Synchronize your environmental blogging and try green computing today!



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, community, culture, data center, e-cycling, e-waste, energy efficiency, environmentalism, green, volunteer

Thanks to the ever-observant Cory Doctorow (whose Eastern Standard Tribe I thoroughly enjoyed last week), I've discovered that today is Blog...


August 27, 2007  12:26 PM

Facebook: A social network evolves into a social utility



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, business, buzz, buzzword, collaboration, college, community, creativity, culture, data, directory, discussion board, education, entrepeneurship, innovation, interesting, Internet, mashup, new media, portal, privacy, programming, public domain, recruiting, Security, Silicon Valley, social, social networking, social publishing, startup, trend, Web 2.0, Web applications

What can I say about Facebook that hasn't been said? Newsweek has placed Mort Zuckerberg, the founder of the social networking giant


August 20, 2007  6:06 PM

WikiScanner: How Googlebombing Virgil led to radical transparency for Wikipedia editing everywhere



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, applications, collaboration, community, controversy, cool, free, hacks, humor, innovation, interesting, Internet, programming, search engine, Silicon Valley, tool, tracking, useful, Web applications, wiki

Sometime this past summer, future CalTech grad student (and self-styled"disruptive technologist") Virgil Griffith decided that he wanted to see if he could elevate his personal home page to the top of search results for "


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