Category: Technology

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5 Things I Hate About Facebook

After years of rapid growth and bullish optimism, Facebook is having a bit of a rough patch. The stock has been on a downslide ever since its (overvalued) IPO, and a lot of current...

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Memories of MS-DOS

My first exposure to MS-DOS was at my aunt’s house. She had an old IBM computer in the basement. It had an amber monitor, and all the words on the screen were a hideous...

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4 Reasons You’re Losing Twitter Followers

One thing that’s nice about Twitter is that the connections are not as solid as Facebook. On Twitter you have followers, not friends. That means it’s not a big insult to unfollow someone. But...

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Online Check-In Etiquette

Social media sites like Facebook have been around for a decade or so, but one of the more recent developments has been the “check-in”. Check-ins make it easy to tell people where you are...

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Nerdimus Maximus: Latin Wikipedia

There are a lot of nerds on the Internet (including me), but if I had to pick one of the nerdiest websites of all, it would have to be the Latin Wikipedia. Latinizing Modern...

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Death to Caps Lock

I’m not the first person to complain about this, and I certainly won’t be the last, but Caps Lock really needs to go. Since the advent of the Internet, typing in all caps has...

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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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Death and Faxes

Fax machines are a fascinating anachronism. A modem fax machine is just a low-quality scanner and a dial-up modem. Not Real Till It’s on Paper Faxes persist because of people who think that something’s...

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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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Phone Wars: iPhone vs Android

A bright light casts a dark shadow. The more loyal your followers are, the more rabid your detractors will be. No company in the modern world embodies this better than Apple, Inc, a multinational...