Is Facebook Bad for Teens?

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 to get less suggestive

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 […]

Online video now easier to navigate

A website is offering what it’s billing as the TV Guide of online video. 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 […]

Wednesday Geeky Pics: Emoticons in the Wild

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 >:( . :-) ;-) […]

Five Years of Firefox

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!

;-) (or, Attack of the Emoticons)

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 […]

Internet helps, not hinders, social networks

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 […] Gets a Facelift, Ten Years Later (Still Looks Five Years Older)

(Note: So, clearly, as pointed out in the comments, I reviewed the wrong site, and not the revamped one. I missed the fact that the site was being previewed and not entirely launched, which explains some of the non-streamlining… hehe. Entirely my oversight, and likely due to the fact I’ve been sick for over a […]

Now it’s Twitter in your pocket

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a $99 device which gave you access to Wikipedia – and nothing else. I concluded that it would be nice to have one, but at $99, you could get much better value with even a cheap cellphone. If I owned a WikiReader, right now I’d be looking […]

Amazon PayPhrase offers alternative payment service login

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Amazon Payments, a subsidiary of Amazon that competes with PayPal and Google Checkout, announced a new service called PayPhrase that allows you to make purchases online using only a phrase and a PIN. “That’s so much easier than remembering a username and password,” I hear you snark.  Or […]

40 years ago: And Lo, the net was born

Forty years ago today, the first message was sent over the Internet. And forty years ago today, somebody’s internet connection went down for the first time. The Internet as we know it has its origins in the Advanced Research Projects Agency, an American group set up in the late 1950s as part of the technology […]