If you are reading this now, you are on the internet, and therefore have probably used Wikipedia. Everyone I know uses it, and uses it a lot. It is one of the few websites on the internet subsisting just on donations, and for how often I use it and how important it is, I really … Continue reading Why You Should Donate to Wikipedia
A REVEALING TALE ABOUT MISDIRECTED ATTENTION IN THE MEDIA As I sat down to write a new article for the Flipside, I went to do my so-called “research.” Today, I decided, the perfect topic to write about was this so-called “Balloon Boy.” When balloon boy came up in our meeting and we brainstormed ideas about … Continue reading Look over there! It’s Balloon Boy
This is not really a long story, but I think it’s sort of interesting. I was going to turn in my physics problem set with my friend, and on my way there, I saw a crew of three or four people with a very large camera doing something. It looked sort of interesting, so I … Continue reading Funny Things at Stanford
I recently watched a very interesting video that Google made about what people think a browser is. The general sense you get from the video is that people generally have no idea. See the video here: (Don’t worry its short enough to watch) I also read a really interesting post by my friend Feross (read … Continue reading Technology Literacy
This is I think a very interesting question. With the emergence of countless startups and big changes from majors players — Google Wave, Facebook Connect — an important questions seems to be how these new technologies will impact web use. I read an interesting article ( here ) about how Facebook should “adopt” Google Wave. … Continue reading What’s Next For the Web?
Facebook has just opened up a new section of the site called Facebook Prototypes, which is kind of like Google Labs for Facebook. I read about this on Mashable here. Then I went to test it out, and it almost lived up to its name as “the greatest thing since sliced bread.” I’d probably still … Continue reading “Facebook Labs”
Currently, I’m all about Google Wave. But whenever people ask me to explain it to them, I kinda have a difficult time doing that. “It’s like email, in real time,” I would say. “And instant messaging, and there are robots that do things for you…” and then I blabber on a little more, and a … Continue reading Google Wave — The Future of the Internet
With the increasing popularity of social networks like Facebook and MySpace, and the incessant use of Google and other search engines, web companies are starting to amass an enormous amount of data about individuals and their behaviors. This is why Facebook changing their privacy terms is an interesting event. This is definitely not the first … Continue reading Privacy on the Internet