So remember the Verizon “there’s a map for that” commercial that first aired during Monday Night Football last month? It only took a few weeks for AT&T to take legal action, claiming that the ad was misleading to the point of deceptive trade practice. Their complaint? Not that the spotty AT&T 3G coverage map (which […]
Keep getting invites to LinkedIn? Here’s the hard truth about the so-called social job network!
Google is not only the name of a major search engine (among lots of other things), but apparently, it’s also a brand of Vietnamese toilet paper. According to Google translate, the text on the packaging says: “Very long, soft, smooth. Of high vacuum, because you always!” Thanks Korben!
Google Chrome OS is an open source operating system for people who spend most of their time on the web built around the core tenets of speed, simplicity and security. This is a demo video to give you a feel for the Google Chrome OS user experience.
Twitter can be used for as many purposes as there are types of communication, many of them of great social and political importance. But for many of us, it’s a way to discuss TV shows as they are broadcasted without running the risk of swamping a traditional message board forum with one-liners. The one big […]
You’ve heard it before: parents groups and educators worldwide are growing more and more concerned regarding children and teens using social networking sites. But while online social networking shows a great deal of promise in respect to reaching out to teenagers, some critics worry that too much focus on the superficiality of sites, especially Facebook, […]
Twitter chief Biz Stone has confirmed the microblogging site is to drop its “suggested users list”. The service gave new Twitter account holders ideas for people to follow but had attracted claims of bias. When new users sign up to the service, they are presented with a list of around 500 suggestions of accounts to […]
A website is offering what it’s billing as the TV Guide of online video. Clicker.com brings together links to around 400,000 TV episodes, 50,000 music videos and 30,000 movies in an easy-to-navigate directory. The idea of the site is to bring together all forms of video so that you can find the content you are […]
Since I was recently thinking about emoticons, I thought I’d see what the photographers on Flickr have to offer on the subject. After all, emoticons aren’t just for IMs and text messages anymore. Here are some other places where people have spotted a ;-) or a :-) or maybe even a >:( . :-) ;-) […]
Yes folks, this week marks the fifth anniversary of our favorite browser here at [Geeks are Sexy]: Firefox. Five years is a long, long time on the Internet, so let’s celebrate these five years by spreading the word around and making the Web an even better place for everyone!
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] First let me say that I carved an emoticon pumpkin for Halloween, taking a cue from some other geeky jack-o-lanterns. And I imagine that most of you use them on a daily basis – when you need a wink, a smile, a grin, a frown, or even a o.O […]
New communications technologies, such as the Internet and mobile phones, have not made people less social, according to a study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. While the number of people the average person interacts with has declined, the internet isn’t necessarily the cause, and the theory that social isolation has tripled in […]