You know there’s something seriously wrong with us North Americans when most of us prefer being online to having sex or being with friends. It may be a sad indicator of where things will be in the near future. More than a quarter of respondents — or 28 percent — admitted to spending less time […]
Here’s a funny but true take on what we, human beings, truly are: A bunch of monkeys.
By Lyle Bateman Contributing writer, [GAS] As I mentioned in my introduction, my geekery tends to go beyond just technology, into history, and philosophy, and many other areas, but I am also always fascinated by the intersection of these areas as well. One of the places on the web that I can get lost for […]
Those are the 4th, 5th, and 6th most frequently used words in blogs, according to the Oxford University Press, who are monitoring the use of English in the blogosphere (hat tip to Bloggers Blog). Solipsistic lot, aren’t we? It gets better. The top three most used words are “blogger”, “blog”, and “stupid”. Numbers 7-9 give us the […]
By Sterling Camden Do you ever get tired of adding all of your “friends” each time you join a new social network? Brad Fitzpatrick, who recently joined Google, has been working on this very problem. He proposes a non-profit, open source database of identities and relationships that could be accessed via public APIs or full data downloads […]
A new study that was recently conducted by two Scottish researchers revealed that a third of office workers suffer from stress related to the non-ending flow of emails arriving in their in-boxes. Of the 177 people interviewed by the team at the University of Glasgow and the University of Paisley, 34 percent of workers felt […]
Here’s an interesting animation from the creators of South Park that throws a thought provoking look at how most people miss the true meaning of life in the 21st century.
In 2007, most information leaks are done through the Web, and what we saw happen a few days ago with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollow was no exception. However, if we go a couple years back, most of these leaks were done physically, and—once again—Harry Potter books followed suit! On July 4, 2000, just […]
By Rob Dunn Contributing Writer, [GAS] (Follow-up to Save Internet Radio: Contact your representative today!) Well, it appears that Internet radio broadcasters get a bit of time to renegotiate royalties paid out to artists, which is great news, since Internet radio is the only venue for many where the widest sampling of new and underground […]
By Rob Dunn Contributing Writer, [GAS] New royalties imposed in the States by the “nearly broke” Recording Industry Association will go into effect on Sunday, July 15th, unless Congress does something about it. At this point, it seems doubtful that they can react quickly enough. Great, back to the old days of listening to Payola […]