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The Internet Is Essential to Life and a Civil Right, According to German Court The Internet Is Essential to Life and a Civil Right, According to German Court
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In Germany, people can request compensation when they’ve been deprived of things deemed essential to life. And now, thanks to a court ruling, the internet is part of that class. A Federal court in Karlsruhe has made a pretty important …

Duolingo Wants To Translate The Internet By Helping You Learn Another Language Duolingo Wants To Translate The Internet By Helping You Learn Another Language
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Duolingo’s premise is quite simple. How do you get people to translate the web for free? Their answer is to turn it into an experience that is part game, part language instruction, and all ambitious crowdsourcing. Duolingo is the brainchild …

SOPA’s Internet Censorship Finds Bipartisan Opposition On Twitter SOPA’s Internet Censorship Finds Bipartisan Opposition On Twitter
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We’ve been following the massive internet backlash to the SOPA (PROTECT-IP/E-PARASITE) bill currently being debated in Congress, and it’s coming from all sides. Not only has the internet community rallied against the bill in the form of online petitions and …

The Internet: Then and Now The Internet: Then and Now
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Today, let’s take a trip down Internet memory lane – to a time when “Google” most likely brought thoughts of something dirty, and Chrome was simply one of the color choices for your Windows 98 windows. OnlineUniversity.net brings us this …

Hurricane Irene: An Internet Wrap-up Hurricane Irene: An Internet Wrap-up
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Hurricane (and later Tropical Storm) Irene has come and gone, leaving at least a few dozen people dead and causing major flooding and power outages for much of the east coast. The storm hit over the weekend, attacking the coast …

Ashton Kutcher’s Two and a Half Men Role: Internet Mogul Ashton Kutcher’s Two and a Half Men Role: Internet Mogul
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Ever since Charlie Sheen was dumped from his hit CBS show Two and a Half Men for certain…indiscretions, and Ashton Kutcher was unveiled as his replacement, people have been wondering how the transition would work. How would Sheen’s character get …

“Nightmare” No-Technology Scenario Leaves People Upset, Disconnected “Nightmare” No-Technology Scenario Leaves People Upset, Disconnected
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Dependance on technology in the industrialized parts of the world is at an all time high. This should be no shock to anyone, as the nature of technological development is to become more and more pervasive. If the machines are …

The Internet is My Religion, One Man’s Speech on the Power of Connection The Internet is My Religion, One Man’s Speech on the Power of Connection
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Wow, this makes two feel good internet stories to come along today. First, Redditors help a man crowd-plan his derailed wedding and now we have this speech about the way the internet connects us all and helps us achieve great …