Category: Internet

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How Wikipedia Works

Wikipedia is a marvel of the modern world. The basic idea is so insane, it’s a wonder that it works. An encyclopedia that anyone can edit? It’s an idea as ridiculous as “Abraham Lincoln:...

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The Evolution of Twitter

When Twitter first came out, the Tweet Box said “What’s on your mind?” instead of “What’s happening?” Early Twitter was all about the narcissistic tweets, like “I just ate kumquats for breakfast.” Only later...

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Facebook Rules: Third Time’s a Charm

New technology requires new etiquette. I imagine that a hundred years ago, when phones first came out, people spent a lot of time debating when to call and what to say. Then when the...

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Facebook Ticker: Too Much Noise

Facebook users always seem to oppose changes to the service. But when it comes to the new Facebook Ticker, people seem more upset than usual. Looking like a “Facebook-in-a-Facebook”, the Ticker sits on the...

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Facebook Oddities

If there’s such a thing as “Generation Z”, the Z must stand for “Zuckerberg”. Like it or not, we live in the Facebook era. As of September 2011, the social networking service is up...