This is an interesting video about Internet and Cats.
I think we can all agree that the Internet has an intense, borderline obsessive, appreciation for cats. With felines as its spirit animal, the internet can even seem cat-like in personality.
Where does all this kitteh love come from? Humans made the internet, and humans have had an affinity for cats for centuries. But can we make the jump from “the internet loves cats” to “the internet IS cats”? Watch the episode and find out!
This is an interesting video from TedEd that answers the question : Are all of us interconnected ?
It may seem that we’re living in a borderless world where ideas, goods and people flow freely from nation to nation.
We’re not even close, says Pankaj Ghemawat. With great data (and an eye-opening survey), he argues that there’s a delta between perception and reality in a world that’s maybe not so hyperconnected after all.
In this interesting TED video we take a look into our digital lives, the Internet, tattoos and privacy.
What if Andy Warhol had it wrong, and instead of being famous for 15 minutes, we’re only anonymous for that long?
In this short talk, Juan Enriquez looks at the surprisingly permanent effects of digital sharing on our personal privacy. He shares insight from the ancient Greeks to help us deal with our new “digital tattoos.”
This is another interesting video from pbsideachannel about D.O.S. and D.D.O.S. and whether they can be called attacks or weapons in relation with physical violence.
Denial of Service (DOS) or Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks take down servers by distracting them with meaningless traffic until basically they can’t take it any more.
Scientology, Westboro Baptist Church, and others like them have been hit, and if you look at the coverage of these events, the descriptive words “attacks,” “violent,” and “weapons” are telling.
The way we talk about the result of a software program reflects the way we view “online”, and the value we place on its content, be it the FBI homepage or cat videos on YouTube. But what does it do to our comprehension when we lump violent acts online with real life physical violence? Watch the episode to find out!!!
Could the Internet crash ? What is the plan B in that case?
Those are the questions that TED is trying to answer in this video.
In the 1970s and 1980s, a generous spirit suffused the internet, whose users were few and far between. But today, the net is ubiquitous, connecting billions of people, machines and essential pieces of infrastructure — leaving us vulnerable to cyber-attack or meltdown. Internet pioneer Danny Hillis argues that the Internet wasn’t designed for this kind of scale, and sounds a clarion call for us to develop a Plan B: a parallel system to fall back on should — or when — the Internet crashes.
James Gleick spoke to Googlers in Mountain View, California on March 17, 2011 about his latest book The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood.
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In this interesting talk from techcrunch with James Gleick about a present question that we have every day “Are We Drowning in Information?” .
More information about James Gleick we find at his website.
He is the author of The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. His first book, Chaos, was a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist and a national bestseller. He collaborated with the photographer Eliot Porter on Nature’s Chaos and with developers at Autodesk on Chaos: The Software. His next books include the best-selling biographies, Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman and Isaac Newton, both shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize, as well as Faster and What Just Happened. They have been translated into twenty-five languages.
This is a video about the bad behavior that goes online, what it means and how to change it.
The internet is a powerful tool for communication, but it can sometimes be a double-edged sword. As most of us have seen or experienced, the internet can bring out the worst behavior in people, highlighting some of the cruelest and most hurtful aspects of humanity. Issues such as bullying online and trolling have garnered a lot of attention recently, prompting questions about who does, and should, regulate the internet, and what free speech means online.