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Happy Birthday Dot-Com

20 years ago today the dot-com era began.  ClariNet.com opened as an online newspaper.

Brad Templeton, the proprietor of ClariNet, says “ClariNet was the first company created to use the internet as its platform for business.”

From Geek Police: 20 Years Ago Today: Birth of the Dot-Com…

08 Jun 10:38 PM 0 Read More...

What's Faster, Google or Bing?

In a rush? Don’t use Bing.

 
Bing
Google

Number of Objects
11
11

Total Home Page Size
114K
52K

Total Download Time for Home Page
3.2 seconds
.867 seconds

Search Results
1.55
.666

Number of Search Results
6440
2700

Actually, you’ll probably barely notice the difference…

04 Jun 2:42 PM 0 Read More...

History of Emoticons on the Internet @=

While Abraham Lincoln could very well be attributed with the first use of emoticons, I am going to deal solely with the man who originated the use of emoticons online.

Scott E. Fahlman deserves all the credit.

In 1982, the Physics Department at Carnegie Mellon University had a bulletin board…

20 May 11:42 PM 0 Read More...

Twitter will not resort to advertisements in the near future

In addition to resisting a takeover bid by Google and another one recently by Facebook (to the tune of $500 million) Twitter execs say they will not resort to placing advertisements on the website.

One of the owners of the popular social website said “serving up ads alongside Twitter messages…

19 May 12:36 PM 0 Read More...