In just the last few weeks, Instagram has become a mainstream social network, checked by everyday users during major news events and embraced by media outlets who previously weren’t sure what to make of it.
Well into the 21st Century, no one’s figured out a safe way to electronically vote without the presence of an auditable paper trail. With New Jersey opening up e-mail voting for displaced voters today, is this a first step towards e-voting trust or a debacle in the making?
You know all those heroic efforts that folks made to keep their Internet sites up and running in the wake of Hurricane Sandy? They shouldn’t have been necessary – those sites should have been run from the cloud.
In a rare show of decency, AT&T and T-Mobile have teamed up to provide their networks to people affected by Hurricane Sandy this last week. How long will the partnership last and what does it mean for the future of cellular collaboration during natural disasters?
In the age of cloud computing, it’s an archaic image: the livelihood of some popular web sites currently rests on bucket brigades of crews carrying diesel fuel up multiple flights of stairs just to keep generators as Lower Manhattan struggles with massive power outages and flooded understructures in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Internet resources in the region are holding up as well as post-tropical storm Sandy blows through the Northeast. Only two major services, YouTube and Tumbler, reported service problems overnight, though it’s not known for sure now if Sandy was the culprit.