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MUSIC's also a way...

   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
31 juillet 2011 7 31 /07 /juillet /2011 14:49

When Radio BBC4 interview focuses on Twitter, Hugh Laurie...

http:////upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Twitter-follow-me.jpg... hesitates ("I'm not...") but then admits ("Well actually I am !") he is well signed up to Stephen Fry's(1) Twitter account... He immediately adds he has "purely unmixed feelings about Twitter"... you'll discover them below :

The British actor outlines "the social cost of every tweet" : when for instance, we happen to be bothered -in a restaurant, as messages are received or sent (from underneath the table !)- and our conversations get interrupted...


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30 juillet 2011 6 30 /07 /juillet /2011 21:39

Can you imagine what happens in 60" time on the Internet ?

click on the illustration to view  various web events & actions...

http://www.go-gulf.com/60seconds.jpg

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28 juillet 2011 4 28 /07 /juillet /2011 15:29

"Facebook bans Nirvana album cover

–then says Nevermind"

"Social networking site removes image of naked baby from 1991 LP for violating terms of use ... then changes its mind"

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Music/Pix/pictures/2011/7/28/1311844878492/Nirvanas-Nevermind-cover-006.jpgClick on the  album cover

to read Sean Michaels's article from The Guardian - 28 July 2011


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25 juillet 2011 1 25 /07 /juillet /2011 19:38

Google's domain : registered in 1997 -  Facebook : launched 7 years later

2011's websurfers cannot figure out searching the web without the search engine  -as for Facebook, Zuckerberg's corporation painted the word 'friend' quite a peculiar tinge !

Actually we can hardly imagine the Internet without the two tools. One even happens to forget Google and Facebook are tools that we assumedly control & direct    

After all, products usually comply with our needs... not the reverse, heh ?

http://obizmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/world_without_google_infographic.f3.jpg      http://obizmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/World-without-facebook.jpg

  As a matter of fact, all these data  are true only in an industrialised world...

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22 juillet 2011 5 22 /07 /juillet /2011 19:45

This infographic was created by MedicalBillingandCoding.org

about one year ago

http://images.medicalbillingandcoding.org.s3.amazonaws.com/the-internet.jpgCompare yourself and the way you use the Internet with the way it is used illustrated in the infographic...

Do you use TV and the Internet simultaneously ? What do you use the Internet mainly for, entertainment ? Information ? Or... ? How many hours do you spend on the Internet every week... 31 ? Less ?              ... more ?!

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14 juin 2011 2 14 /06 /juin /2011 20:40

According to  Cisco's(1) data, the global Internet traffic is to quadruple between 2010 and 2015. Mashable details the forecast in the infographic below  

http://7.mshcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/global-internet-traffic-mashable-infographics-640.jpg

(1) : Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American-based multinational corporation. It designs and sells consumer electronics, networking, voice, and communications technology and services.


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2 juin 2011 4 02 /06 /juin /2011 17:07

The cultural impact of Wikipedia

"Wikipedia is celebrating its 10th anniversary. What has been its cultural impact, and is it killing the concept of truth ?"

Channel 4 featured an interview with Jimmy Wales  -co-founder and promoter of the online enclyclopedia Wikipedia  ; this short video also includes interviews with UCL students and a short intervention by Pr David Nicholas, Director of the Department of Information Studies and the CIBER research group.

 

 

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23 mars 2011 3 23 /03 /mars /2011 21:02

Newsmap

is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator.

You can view the most recurring Google news in...

newsmap-mod.jpg... Argentina / Australia / Austria / Brasil / Canada / France / Germany / India / Italy / Mexico / the Netherlands / New Zealand / Spain / the United-Kingdom / the U.S.A. : view them all, or select one (or several) countries.

You can do the same as for the news categories : 

world

national

business

technology

sports

entertainment

 

health

The news map was worked out by Marcos Weskemp, a  Design Engineer who investigates the fields of Interaction Design and Information Visualisation.

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Newsmap is powered by Google and hosted by hetml.jp [jp stands for... Japan]

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21 mars 2011 1 21 /03 /mars /2011 20:18

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/91/Twitter-follow-me.jpg/120px-Twitter-follow-me.jpg

On March 21, 2007 "Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey blasted off the very first tweet. What began as an experiment in "microblogging"  -no more than 140 characters, please-  has become a cultural landmark :

Twitter now has 200 million users, including tech luminaries, celebrities and the president of the United States. It started off slowly. In 2007, Twitter averaged just 5,000 tweets per day. But in 2009, the site hit a tipping point and became a broadcast channel for major news events.[...]"

Full article on  CNN.money.com

 

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25 février 2011 5 25 /02 /février /2011 22:27

At its verty start, the free online encyclopedia

was called "Nupedia"...

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