Kanye West insists that his next album will be the “album of life.” Is he exaggerating? Probably. But I do know that Kanye used to be the tech blogger of life.
Verizon just bought AOL, but before that, AOL was a company with deep pocketbooks (all that dial-up money!) and a very weird portfolio of acquisitions.
Completely deleting something from the internet is like corralling drunk, feral geese after setting them loose: Damn near impossible. But there are ways to conceal the web content you don’t want anyone to lay eyes on. You can hide all sorts of webpages with what’s essentially a “Keep Out” sign for search engines: a…
Getty Images is one of the world's premiere sources for amazing photos. But if you don't have the money to pay licensing fees, you can't use the images. Well now, Getty is making its photos embeddable.
Pull up a chair and let me tell you about a primitive era in media history: the world of 2003.
When Google recently announced it was killing the RSS reader known simply as Reader, a small corner of the internet went apeshit. The rest of the internet asked, "What the hell is RSS?" The answer to that question reveals a lot about why blogs are doomed to be upstaged by the magazines they tried to replace. Still,…
According to John McAfee's official blog, the once anti-virus pioneer has been captured at the border of Belize and Mexico after several weeks on the run from authorities.
Can't get enough of the wild saga of murder suspect and anti-virus pioneer John McAfee? Great, because he just started a blog about his fugitive life on the lam in Belize. Bless you, internet.
Once upon a time, it seemed like everyone had a LiveJournal, or Blogspot, or TypePad, or Wordpress, or ahem, Xanga. Then came the evolution of sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr which took the focus away from the blog post and emphasized the sharing of short thoughts, links, photos and whatever else. Nowadays,…
If you're reading these lines it's because of this man. He's Dave Winer, the inventor of blogs and RSS syndication, two of the backbones of the web. Often controversial, always challenging, this is the story of what got him inspired to do it all:
There's a strange quirk in Verizon's text messaging system. When entering a recipient, if their phone number doesn't pop up with their name and you send it anyway, it may go to someone else. That someone else is often Leila.
It's one of those ideas that's so radical, it might just work: women fighters wearing actual armor. You know, that covers their vital organs and protects them against damage. A new tumblr blog celebrates "Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor." The armor may be reasonable, but the pictures are awesome.
There are a lot of photo blogs out there dedicated to collecting vintage photos, but I like the spin that relative newcomer Dear Photograph puts on the formula. It's not the first time this has been done, sure, but the quality of the submissions is uniformly excellent, and the effect—especially in the photos that show…
In just four years, Tumblr has overtaken the eight-year-old Wordpress as the blogging platform du jour. Tumblr now has over 20,870,000 blogs. Mostly about cats and gifs, from what I can see. [Mashable]
Does being on the internet ever make you feel like you're alone in the world? It should! Because this is basically how we live now: more and more ways to shout into the void, fewer and fewer people listening. Unless you've got, like, a kickass podcast, maybe?
Our favorite new website is Out of Context Science, a Tumblr-like blog that posts weird snippets from scientific papers several times a day. Want to understand our world and the miracles of physics? Look elsewhere.
The rumors have proven true: AOL is snapping up Michael Arrington's TechCrunch family of sites. The site will share a stable with AOL's other major tech property, Engadget, along with TUAW, Switched, and DownloadSquad. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but Business Insider has a source claiming the site went for…