1 in 5 People Online ‘Almost Constantly’ Is Survey’s Vague Claim

A survey showing 21 percent of Americans are online “almost constantly” is undermined by a lack of clear definition. Indeed, the more surprising stat may be the 13 percent who say they don’t use the Internet at all. The figures come from the Pew Research Center, which regularly runs surveys on tech and Internet use. […]

Schmidt: We Need A “Spellcheck” For Hate Speech

Google boss Eric Schmidt has called for “spell-checkers for hate” on social media accounts. The call has created some confusion over exactly what forms of censorship, and by whom, Schmidt supports. The comments come in an opinion piece in the New York Times in which Schmidt addresses the role of the Internet in general, and […]

Wikipedia Vetting AI Gets Smarter

Wikipedia is adopting a new artificial intelligence tool to weed out potentially low-quality edits. However, human users will retain the power to decide which edits remain active on the site. Previous attempts to automatically rank edits and highlight possible malicious activity haven’t worked well, according to the Wikimedia Foundation. It says such tools have placed […]

Top 5 Todd Howard (Fallout + Elder Scrolls) Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

For those who don’t know, Todd Howard is the creative force behind Bethesda. You know, the guy who helped make that Fallout game you have been playing for two weeks straight now? The man is very well known in geek circles, but here are 5 facts about Todd Howard we bet you didn’t know. [Gameranx]

Cats Fight Terror Online With Weapons-Grade Meme #BrusselsLockdown

Belgian cats have done their part to fight terrorism thanks to an unusual hijacking of ¬†Twitter hashtags. The meme began over the weekend when police began a series of raids to pick up people suspected of planning attacks. The severity of the situation meant movements in many public areas were blocked off. That inevitably led […]

Google Tries Again With Google+

Google is relaunching Google+ with a greater emphasis on interest groups. It appears to be a recognition that for many users it was one social network too many. The changes¬†revamp the organizational emphasis when users visit the site. Rather than personal posts and online friendships/contacts, the most prominent sections will now be Communities and Collections. […]