A new study conducted by the unlikely pair of Cosmo Girl and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has found that teens are “going sex crazy in cyberspace.” Teens and cybersex are, apparently, a natural combination. So, why not encourage it as an alternative to in-person sex, which is so much riskier?
Abraham K. Biggs, known as Candy Junkie on the BodyBuilding .com forums that he frequented, had threatened to commit suicide many times. However, last week, he really meant it. And so it was that Abraham Biggs downed an overdose of anti-depressent medications, and hundreds of people watched his webcam while he died.
If you have ever thought “Gee, I wish that we could vote by Internet,” well, your wish has just come true. This year, Internet voting has become a reality, as the very first voting by Internet system for a U.S. general election goes online. Unlike other electronic voting machines, the electronic voting machines used for Internet voting are basically just stripped-down, secured, laptops. Assuming it works as planned, it will be perfect for, for example, absentee voting.
Following the presidential debates this week, with the introduction of “Joe the Plumber” as a sort of everyman (or straw man, depending on to whom you listen), the Internet is abuzz with people searching to find information about Joe the Plumber – to understand just who is Joe the Plummer. Unfortunately (or fortunately, again depending on how you look at it), those searches are leading to several Joe the Plumbers who have real websites for their real plumbing companies, but who are not the Joe the Plumber for whom everyone is looking. That Joe the Plumber is Joe Wurzelbacher from Toledo, Ohio.
Regardless of one’s politics, or political party affiliation, one can’t deny that Barack Obama has done a pretty good job of using the Internet. Barack Obama’s website and other Internet fund raising efforts have raised him more than $200 million – again, that’s just Internet-raised donations! Now, amid heightening speculation that threatens to reach fever pitch, Obama is signing people up in droves to be able to receive a text message announcing his choice for his vice-presidential running mate, with his “First to Know” Internet campaign.
Researchers in Germany have come out with a very interesting study about what your choice of email address says about you. We’ve already talked about what the domain of your email address says about you (such as do you send from aol.com, hotmail.com, yourowndomain.com, etc.), but this new study looks specifically at the username side of your email address. Such as, are you “onehottie@”, “buttoneddown@”, or “uptight@”? In fact, the title subject is email@example.com (that is the German arm of Hotmail).
While the world watched in fascination and horror as Russia and Georgia fought over the region of South Ossetia this week, it is alleged that Russia was also waging its war on another, less carefully-watched front: the Internet. If true, this marks the first time that a nation has publicly added to its arsenal of war strategies the taking out of an enemy’s national computer infrastructure.
The papers which underpinned the investigation into the anthrax scare and incidents of 2001 which included the death of five people, and which ultimately lead to the suicide of lead suspect Bruce Ivins last week, have not only been unsealed, but in record time they have been put on the Internet and made available to the public on the Department of Justice (DOJ) website.
The social networking site FaceParty has deleted and banned all users over the age of 36, saying that a new law requires them to ban all sex offenders, and that people over the age of 36 are most likely to be sex offenders. Yeesh!
Shocking news came to us this week, with the results of a Samsung Mobile survey showing that more than 6 out of 10 people asked for a preference stated that they’d text in their vote for the Presidential election this fall if the option were available to them.
Here’s your chance to tell a super delegate how to vote! Super delegates Lauren Wolfe and Awais Khaleel have posted a video on YouTube, asking for opinions on how they should vote. Once you’ve joined the almost 15,000 people who have watched the video you can leave them text or video feedback on YouTube, or you can find them on MySpace and Facebook, and leave your comment there.
“Is water boarding torture?” is a question that many are asking these days. Now a live water board video has hit the Internet, purposely put on the worldwide web in order to allow people to witness someone being water boarded, and to decide for themselves. See the video of Kaj Larson getting waterboarded here.
In what may be some very good news for parents, a survey of more than 1200 people has revealed that teenagers and twenty-somethings below the age of twenty-five would rather give up caffeine, chocolate, and even sex, before giving up their cell phone.
A new survey released this week has found that an astonishing number of people would rather play online than even have sex.
A new survey has found that Americans are – by their own admission – more addicted to email than ever. The email addiction manifests in some interesting ways, including that more than 25% of all Americans admit to taking their email to bed with them.