The First App You Open In The Morning | ParisLemon
Personally, right now, the first app I open in the morning is Twitter. But it hasn’t always been. A year ago, that app was Path. A year before that, that app was Instagram. Before that, it was probably Twitter again. Or Foursquare. Or Techmeme (technically, the web browser). At some point it was Facebook. And way back when it was probably — shudder — email.
朝いちばんに見るアプリは？ | maclalala2
Is the Internet a Mob Without Consequence? | NYTimes.com
This all happened while Ms. Sacco was on a 12-hour flight without Wi-Fi to Africa. When she landed, it was game over. She deleted her entire social footprint online, including her Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and was fired from her job, effective 12 hours earlier.
The Internet: A Mob Without Consequence | Daring Fireball
失言ツイート炎上で即解雇、米メディア企業の広報部長 | AFPBB News
Lose Control of the Internet?’ | The Atlantic
The NSA revelations have thrown open an Internet governance dispute that seemed resolved. What’s next?
If the last sixty odd years of Chinese history were told through Chinese Communist Party slogans, this year would mark a turning point in who controls the narrative.
Elusive expressions like Jiang Zemin’s “three represents” (which refers to the three pillars of the party—military, culture and public interest) and Mao Zedong’s “destruction of the four olds” (which connotes the destruction of pre-communist Chinese values) catalogue important transitions in China and form part of each leader’s legacy. The latest of these slogans is “Chinese Dream,” coined by China’s newest leader Xi Jinping.
An anonymous researcher with a lot of time on his hands apparently shares the sentiment. In a newly published research paper, this unnamed data junkie explains how he used some stupid simple hacking techniques to build a 420,000-node botnet that helped him draw the most detailed map of the Internet known to man. Not only does it show where people are logging in, it also shows changes in traffic patterns over time with an impressive amount of precision. This is all possible, of course, because the researcher hacked into nearly half a million computers so that he could ping each one, charting the resulting paths in order to make such a complex and detailed map. Along those lines, the project has as much to do with hacking as it does with mapping.
In my month away from email, I didn’t miss it at all. Not for one second. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil of the modern world. But the internet is different. My guess is that in his year away, Miller will come to realize more and more that the internet is nothing if not one of the greatest achievements in human history.
It’s going to be a hell of a lot harder to live life without it.