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A Day in the Internet

Hi. Have you ever thought about what happens in a day on the Internet? Let’s have a look! (intonation not interrogative, should be inviting: as if saying, Come right in!) In a day, zero point six-six exobytes of data are sent over the Internet. Is that a little or a lot? ha! That’s enough to […]

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How you can help transform the internet into a place of trust | Claire Wardle

No matter who you are or where you live, I’m guessing that you have at least one relative that likes to forward those emails. You know the ones I’m talking about — the ones with dubious claims or conspiracy videos. And you’ve probably already muted them on Facebook for sharing social posts like this one. […]

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The internet’s second revolution | The Economist

L. O. Two simple letters that marked one of the biggest changes… …in human history In 1969 programmers were trying to type “login” Charlie typed the L. He typed the O He typed the G. You get to G—whacko The system crashed So the very first message on the internet ever… …was lo, as in […]

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The nightmare videos of childrens’ YouTube — and what’s wrong with the internet today | James Bridle

I’m James. I’m a writer and artist, and I make work about technology. I do things like draw life-size outlines of military drones in city streets around the world, so that people can start to think and get their heads around these really quite hard-to-see and hard-to-think-about technologies. I make things like neural networks that […]

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How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet | Dan Gibson

Alright, let me tell you about building synthetic cells and printing life. But first, let me tell you a quick story. On March 31, 2013, my team and I received an email from an international health organization, alerting us that two men died in China shortly after contracting the H7N9 bird flu. There were fears […]

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Can Lasers Make The Internet Faster?

looking at past trends we could guess that we’re going to be wanting to send more and more data at higher higher rates so if you upload a video to Facebook for example, Facebook is storing your video until someone asked for it. So if you suddenly say now I want to see my dog […]

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Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era

I have the feeling that we can all agree that we’re moving towards a new model of the state and society. But, we’re absolutely clueless as to what this is or what it should be. It seems like we need to have a conversation about democracy in our day and age. Let’s think about it […]

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How Much Energy Does the Internet Use? | Hot Mess 🌎

About half the world has internet access. That’s 3.6 billion people surfing the web. How much energy is that using? And what is our online world doing to our planet’s climate? Hey Alexa, how much electricity do you use? “Hmm I’m not sure” No worries, that’s what we’re here for. [OPEN] Hey! I’m Miriam, and […]

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Who Really Owns The Internet?

This episode was made possible by Hover, the absolute best when it comes to personalized domains. Fans of The Infographics Show will get 10% off their purchase by going to Hover.com/Infographics or by clicking the link in the description. According to Internet World Statistics as of June 30, 2018, there were 4.2 billion people around […]

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