How much work do you plan to get done on Wednesday (Jan 18)?
Put another way, how easy would you find it if the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Foursquare and Reddit switched off?
Well, the truth is, that’s unlikely to happen, although all the above are known to be opponents of the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) which is scheduled to return to the U.S. Senate this week.
The question of whether a blogger should be treated the same way as a journalist is back on the agenda in the USA, and over the same legal issue as the recent case in Oregon.
Last month there was a great deal of coverage and debate over the case of blogger Crystal Cox in which a district court judge ruled that she wasn’t a journalist and therefore couldn’t decline to reveal her source in a defamation case under Continue Reading
IBM Research have announced that they can now store one bit of data on 12 atoms.
That level of data density could turn today’s typical desktop into a monster with 100 terabytes of hard disc space and 4 terabytes of memory.
ZDnet explains that the technique used by researchers at IBM’s Almaden labs in California is based on antiferromagnetism, the reverse of traditional ferromagnetism where each atom’s magnetic force is lined up with its neighbours creating a large Continue Reading
For DataArt and Brilliant Travel Media, creating a site simply dedicated to hosting a number of ranking lists of those in the social media travel space, based solely on the vanity metric Klout, was both an experiment and an opportunity.
As the Influencers in Travel site is now a memory, I thought it would be good to create some closure for a project which was a success in some ways, such as the technical implementation and the response from the Continue Reading
Bloggers are not short of ‘friends’ online, but, given the self-publishing and self-referencing nature of blogging, could they use some help in real life?
Already pro bloggers such as Nellie Huang (@WildJunket), Melvin Boecher (@traveldudes) and Gary Arndt (@EverywhereTrip) have assistants or co-writers to share the workload of publishing a busy blog, and blogging couples like Deb & Dave (@theplanetd) and Caz & Craig Makepiece (@ytravelblog), often openly acknowledge the working advantage of being a couple, but what about practical Continue Reading