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Average Ages Of Social Network Users Analysed in Study

Pingdom is a uptime monitoring service that recently did a study on the ages of social network users across these networks: Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter, Slashdot, Reddit, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, FriendFeed, Last.fm, Friendster, LiveJournal, Hi5, Tagged, Ning, Xanga, Classmates.com, Bebo. I can’t say for certain that the

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Windows Phone 7 Series Preview (With Video)

Microsoft has recently released its latest phone OS, named Windows Phone 7, and it’s clearly designed to compete with the latest phone OSes out there, namely in the form of the iPhone OS, the Blackberry OS, and the Google Android OS. It actually looks pretty good, but

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The Explosion of Social Media

Social media has grown so much over the past few months and has spawned a host of new technologies and websites. This growth can be confusing, especially to people who are new to the social media space, and even to businesses, as they figure out which are

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ASIRRA – The New CAPTCHA?

Web services are often protected with a challenge that’s supposed to be easy for people to solve, but difficult for computers. Such a challenge is often called a CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) or HIP (Human Interactive Proof). HIPs are

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How To Use FTP To Copy, Rename and Delete Files From UNIX Remotely

UNIX has a very powerful command line interface, and one of the things that you can do is remotely access a UNIX server. FTP is one such remote protocol that allows for the transfer of files easily. This FTP example shows how to copy, rename, and delete

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The Rise of Social Media – Hype or Reality?

I think it’s pretty clear that social media (or social networking, or web 2.0/3.0) has shook up the world. The following video by Erik Qualman has very good statistics on the impact that social media has had on businesses and consumers. Titled “Social Media Revolution”, it’s done

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Samsung Makes Laptop With Transparent AMOLED Screen

I think OLED technology is amazing – you can roll and fold OLED screens, not to mention getting transparency, as shown by this prototype Samsung laptop! The following video shows this laptop in action, with a very excited Wired reporter, and an equally excited representative from Samsung.

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How To Upload Files To Your Website via FTP

If you have a website then you’ll probably need FTP. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and allows you to upload/download files to/from a remote server. It’s the standard way of transferring files over the Internet, and it’s what we enable on our web servers so that

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Free Web Hosting Service GeoCities Closing On October 26, 2009

GeoCities was a free site-building service, which was hugely popular and very innovative in its time. It allowed users to create their own websites on Geocities’ servers, and have their own Geocities address that other people could visit their websites at. I remember when I had my

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Which Operating System: Windows 7 or Snow Leopard?

With the upcoming retail release of Windows 7 on October 22, we’re expecting the computer world to be fairly shaken up. The previous operating system released by Microsoft was a disaster – ridiculously long boot-up and shut-down times, annoying nag messages, and incompatibility issues are only some

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