The title of this Slashdot posting caught my eye:
Slashdot.org::68% of US Broadband Connections Aren't Broadband
A couple of weeks earlier David P. Reed wrote: Reed.com::Broadband vs. Open Internet, Open Internet scores a point[14 December 2010, top]
The following are IPv4/IPv6 related tweets used
in the Fall 2010 CSC100 class.
"Remaining IPv4 Address Space Drops Below 5%; IPv6 adoption at critical phase" #NumberResourceOrganization http://goo.gl/Gm5N
...... "ARIN today (2010.10.20) recognizes Interop, an organization with a long-standing presence in the Internet industry, for returning its unneeded Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) address space." ARIN is the American Registry for Internet Numbers
An example as to why we need to switch to IPv6. "Body organs can send status updates to your cellphone" http://goo.gl/ygBn
Ugly could be an understatement. "There is no Plan B: Why the IPv4-to-IPv6 transition will be ugly" http://ow.ly/2MgTl
...... IPv4 is Internet Protocol version 4.[24 October 2010, top]
I agree with Howard Rheingold's assessment of Twitter.
"To oversimplify, I think successful use of Twitter means knowing how to tune the network of people you follow, and how to feed the network of people who follow you."
On 18 August 2010,
Doug Engelbart & Ted Nelson came to dinner (14 min vid): http://bit.ly/cprNC8[13 September 2010, top]
Google went public on 19 August 2004. On 18 August 2010,
Google closed at $482.15 giving the company a market value
of approximately $153.66 billion. Financially, during
August 2010, Google had $30.06 billion in cash with
Google-IPO.com::Google IPO Central[19 August 2010, top]
Microsoft launched the Internet Explorer browser on 16 August 2010.
"In July 2010, Internet Explorer has a combined market share of 60.74 percent and Firefox is at 22.91 percent, followed by Google's Chrome with 7.16 percent, Safari with 5.09 percent, and Opera with 2.45 percent, according to the latest data from Net Applications." -- Balasubramanyam Seshan, International Business Times (IBTimes.com)
IBTimes.com::Microsoft's IE turns 15[16 August 2010, top]
On 21 July 2010, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg posted
that Facebook had over 500 million users. [Side-bar:
Zuckerberg was born in 1984 and the Facebook website was
launched in February 2004.] Zuckerberg wrote:
"Our mission at Facebook is to help make the world more
open and connected."
Blog.Facebook.com::500 Million Stories[22 July 2010, top]
Is this a form of e-masturbation?
"Fully 57% of adult internet users have used a search engine to monitor their digital footprint."
The Pew Research Center's "Daily Number" reported that "just 22% [searched themselves] in 2001." I was one of that 22%.
PewResearch.org::57% - Search: Me[21 July 2010, top]
I've always found it interesting to ponder what happens
to a person's websites when they die. With scheduling
tools, a person could blog, tweet, facebook well after
NYTimes.com::As Facebook Users Die, Ghosts Reach Out[20 July 2010, top]
Prince Rogers Nelson (a.k.a. some goofy symbol, Prince, TAFKAP, etc.)
has the following thoughts about the Internet.
"The Internet's completely over." "The internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you."
If Prince is correct, then I'll finally be able to shutdown my Internet Observer blog.top]
|IBM is huge company; therefore, this should be great news for Mozilla Firefox and the FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software) movement. top]|
I've been using Google's Chrome for a couple of months and I like it.
I've never used Apple's Safari.
"This is quite a coup for Google as they have gone from zero to almost 10% of the US market in under two years," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO of StatCounter.
ReadWriteWeb.com::Chrome Surpasses Safari in U.S.[29 June 2010, top]
It's take a long time, but ICANN has decided to make
dot-xxx a TLD (Top Level Domain). The first Internet
Observer posting on this topic was posted 9 April 2004.
During February of 2004 the Internet Society published RFC 3675: .sex Considered Dangerous[28 June 2010, top]
Prior to encountering the content in this posting, I had
seen the following headline: "Half a Million iPad Fans
Can't Be Wrong?" Hmm... as with all things, time will
"Network monitoring has shown that many iPad devices are causing a problem on the campus network. These devices are continuing to use an IP address they have been leased well beyond the time they should. (In technical terms, the device's DHCP client software stops renewing its lease, but the device keeps using the IP address after the DHCP lease expires. This is not a WiFi issue.) This behavior causes a disruption on the campus network."
Princeton.edu::Apple iPad Network Connectivity Issues[14 April 2010, top]
I missed this "birthday" tweet from @Jack...
Shhhhhh...Twitter's birthday starts at 12:50pm PST. #twitterday
@Jack is Jack Dorsey (creator, co-founder and Chairman of Twitter).
Twitter.com::Jack::21 March 2010 (Twitter Turns 4)
[extra] Twitter was initially named twttr.[24 March 2010, top]
Kudos to UK for funding the "Institute for Web Science" http://webscience.org/article/105.html #SemanticWeb
The Institute for Web Science will be "headed by Sir Tim Berners Lee, the British inventor of the World Wide Web, and leading Web Science expert Professor Nigel Shadbolt."
[extra] Who is Nigel Shadbolt?
Nigel Shadbolt is "Professor of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deputy Head (Research) of the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton."
Soton.ac.uk::Professor Nigel Shadbolt[22 March 2010, top]
The following was in a tweet from @Factlets.
"Google Street View captured images of thieves moments before they mugged a 14 year old boy of his phone and cash in Groningen, NL."
That's nice, but couldn't criminals use Google Street View to look for people loading up their cars to take a vacation?[03 March 2010, top]
I missed this yesterday. Yahoo! was incorporated on 3/1/1995. Happy 15th Birthday to Yahoo![02 March 2010, top]
Happy 15th birthday, Apache HTTP Server! 112 million sites later, you've come a long way from "a patchy" fork of NCSA.
The following was copied from HTTPd.Apache.org.
"By the end of February , eight core contributors formed the foundation of the original Apache Group."
HTTPd.Apache.org::The Apache HTTP Server Project[23 February 2010, top]
twitter: 600 tweets per second. facebook: 700 updates per second. buzz: 55 post per second. the http://selnd.com/b9Zwys
SearchEngineLand.com::By The Numbers: Twitter Vs. Facebook Vs. Google Buzz[23 February 2010, top]
Excuse this Facebook "status update"-like posting...
Facebook turned six years of age on 4 February 2010.[06 February 2010, top]
I agree with Google's assessment.
"Over the last few months, we've been researching the security/latency tradeoff and decided that turning https on for everyone was the right thing to do."
Gmailblog.Blogspot.com::Default https access for Gmail[13 January 2010, top]
The 2010 question of the year from Edge.org is:
"Is the Internet changing the way we think?"
I like Rodney Brooks point of view.
"The Internet is stealing our attention. Unfortunately, a lot of what it offers is merely good sugar-filled carbonated sodas for our mind. We, or at least I, need tools that will provide us with the Diet-Internet, the version that gives us the intellectual caffeine that lets us achieve what we aspire, but which doesn't turn us into hyper-active intellectual junkies."top]
The following tweet by @SteveCase was received on 2010.01.02.
"Why Twitter Will Endure (NYTimes) http://bit.ly/6bUK0S (via @GregMitch @carr2n)
David Carr (@carr2n on Twitter) via NYTimes.com...
"The history of the Internet suggests that there have been cool Web sites that go in and out of fashion and then there have been open standards that become plumbing," said Steven Johnson, the author and technology observer who wrote a seminal piece about Twitter for Time last June. "Twitter is looking more and more like plumbing, and plumbing is eternal."
Twitter will endure because is part of the Internet's plumbing? I hope so, but only time will tell.[02 January 2010, top]
The Internet Observer is a blog
about the Internet. It is updated on a random basis and covers
a wide array of Internet topics such as privacy, security,
browser usage, server usage, domain name speculation, ecommerce,
and so forth. The following blurb summarizes the goal of the
The Internet Observer was started August of 1998 and as of 01 January 2010 it contained 654 postings. Reviewing archived Internet Observer postings is an one way to get an Internet related history lesson.top]
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