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Online Activists Team Up To Create Internet 'Bat Signal'
2012-05-27 04:31:07

The founder of the social news website Reddit and the online advocacy group Fight for the Future are teaming up to create a new warning and call-to-action system that will mobilize the computer community against Internet-unfriendly legislation. According to Forbes Staff Writer Andy Greenberg, 29-year-old Alexis Ohanian and the organization co-founded by Tiffiny Cheng and Holmes Wilson have joined forces to establish what they are calling the Internet Defense League, which is set to...

2012-01-18 10:00:00

To protest forthcoming SOPA and PIPA legislation, a number of major websites will shut down their operations for a 12 hour period to rally opposition against government legislation that will kill the Internet. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 Namecheap, a leading international domain name registrar and web host, will be blacking out its front page on January 18th in protest of pending SOPA and PIPA legislation along with many other websites, including Cheezburger, reddit, Wikpedia...

2011-07-12 06:00:00

NEW YORK, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- My Damn Channel announces the launch of Slacktory (http://slacktory.com), a creative, remix-happy blog about the pop culture of the internet. Slacktory will publish parodies of sites like Reddit and the Cheezburger network, guides for dominating the iTunes App Store by copying everyone else, PSAs for annoying Twitter friends, a plain-English translation of the Facebook terms of service, and online dating horror stories. Slacktory will also create and...

2008-11-25 16:16:57

Web sites showing too-cute puppies and offering too-precious pet humor provide an antidote for U.S. consumers stressed about reality, scientists say. About 4 million people, for instance, visited the six shiba inu puppies being raised in San Francisco and visible via Ustream.tv, USA Today reported Tuesday. Puppies, puns and other playful diversions are available online when people need a break from the real world and the stress it can bring, observers told the newspaper. Everybody needs...

2008-03-22 00:00:00

Part of the allure of the Internet is the way seemingly obscure photos, videos and Web pages gain momentum and begin to invade pop culture. Before the advent of sites such as YouTube and Flickr, these Internet memes clogged our e-mail inboxes. Now they're also on blogs, prime-time television and nightly newscasts. Last year's most notable meme was Chris Crocker's infamous "Leave Britney Alone" video. Even today, people make references to the video. Another began circulating last year based...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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