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Undersea fiber optics cables: the backbone of the internet

Since fiber optics was invented in the 60s the world changed incredibly. We send lots of data via copper wires, like 100+ MB/s, but sending data via fiber optics can reach up to 1 TB/s which is a huge improvement. In order to connect all the countries within the internet we use undersea cables from […]

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Internet firsts: see 12 of them now

The guys at Anyhoo have created a list of 12 historical events in the world of the internet. You can learn who invented the internet and read about few of these 12 internet first: 1971, first email – sent by Ray Tomlinson and contained the text QWERTYUIOP 1978, first spam email – sent by Gary […]

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The internet and Google in HUGE freaking numbers

The internet is BIG, way too big for anyone to really comprehend it, but we can, at, least, see a summary of what it is in a couple of minutes. About the internet: – 2.9 billion people use it today – 96% of it is the dark web or underweb – S citizens spend at […]

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Vsauce: what’s the difference between internet and web?

Vsauce explains what the difference between internet and the web is. The internet is the collection of networks that interconnect with each other, it is the hardware on top of which runs the web. The web is the total amount of information stored on the internet ie all the sites you can find on the […]

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Net neutrality, an ingenious debate between Hank and Hank

Hank Green, from VlogBrothers, explains what the fight around net neutrality is in this ingenious debate between him, the user, and him, the internet provider. Net neutrality is a hot topic right now and it basically means: every bit is the same and that users should be allowed to access the whatever content from whatever […]

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7 shocking stats about the internet in 2014

The guys at staff.com have created a nice infographic about the internet and, while most of the info from this image is already known, you need to keep your eyes on the Chinese internet. Why? you’d ask. Because China’s internet is HUGE. China has 564 million internet users and Chinese website Alibaba has more sales […]

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Project Loon – how the internet will become ubiquitous

Rocketboom did a short video packed with details about Google’s attempt to give internet to everyone in the World. Project Loon, called this way because the internet will be broadcasted via baloons in the stratosphere, wants to help remote areas get a change to a better education, through online lessons, better healthcare, through online connections […]

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Epipheo: if you do not pay for the product, then YOU are the product

Well, that’s not something new. “Free” was never free. You data is a commodity, a currency with which you pay that free service. And it becomes more obvious with the passing of time that you are paying for every second you are using the “free” service. How do you pay for the “free” service? You […]

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Power to the online people – infographic

In the infographic from below, created by Open Site, you can see that the idea that social media is the new major media is coined. Thus, social media is reactive. I’m not sure about it being a major media, however social media promises to be the big boy of the web and it has already […]

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