May 2012 Archives
Thursday, 17th May 2012
Today's theme is star power. We Earthlings think we're pretty powerful. Sometimes it's healthy to look around the galaxy (or at other nearby galaxies) and remember that we're just riding the waves of vastly more powerful forces. Let's hope our own star stays calm for the time being.
Internet Society: Treaties Like ACTA Won't Solve Piracy
Usually one good way to resolve a dispute among many parties is to have a mediator help everyone come to an agreement on something. But the disparity between the way governments work and the way the Internet operates has only widened in the last year. Now, the Internet Society's lead policy spokesperson says that governments won't be…
What Is the Point of: #Hashtags?
Whenever a new Web trend comes along, there are people who ask, "What is the point of this?" If millions of people are using something, there has to be a reason. In our What Is the Point of... series, we'll explain it to you. This week, we're asking, What is the point of #hashtags?
Slower User Growth, Timeline Complaints Won't Faze Facebook
The Associated Press reports that millions of people are resisting pressure to sign up for Facebook, and a new study suggests that 93% of users “hate” the relatively new Timeline - with some even threatening to quit. But before you call your broker and cancel your order in tomorrow’s initial public offering of Facebook…
The Pros and Cons of IT Outsourcing: Globally, Nationally and Locally
Outsourcing is pretty much de rigueur for modern startups looking to conserve capital. But making outsourcing work for your startup isn’t always easy. One of the first steps is figuring out where to outsource. There are a lot of choices. The first major decision is geographical. Should you outsource locally, nationally or internationally?