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.
A new Wikipedia scanning program written by Virgil Griffith has revealed that organizations who have entries in Wikipedia are editing their entries themselves, removing unflattering facts and commentary in order to show themselves in a more flattering light. This of course means that relying on a Wikipedia entry for unbiased fact reporting on a subject can be like relying on a press release from the organization themselves.
Self-professed pedophile Jack McClellan ran his Seattle Tacoma Everett Girl Love website at stegl.org openly and, by all accounts from legal authorities, legally. You see, Jack McClellan has no criminal record, and as best as anyone can tell (and of course he claims) McClellan has never actually molested or illegally touched a minor. He just loves them. But his website – which we recreate here – was knocked offline by an outraged public.
I read an article this week about “virtual rape”. Yes, really. That would be virtual sexual assault on your virtual online character or persona. This is all coming out now because, I kid you not, someone from Second Life reported a virtual rape to the police in Brussels. And they are investigating it. Oh for pete’s sake, give me a break! How tenous a grasp on reality do these people have? And how the heck can there be “forced online sexual activity”? Isn’t that nearly an oxymoron?
It used to be that the worst place a parent could think of for their daughter to meet a mate was the neighborhood bar. Or perhaps a sci-fi convention. Indeed, the last think that a parent wanted to imagine was their child picking someone up at a bar. But all that has changed with the advent of online dating.
Now here’s a big surprise – oh, wait, no it isn’t – a recent study found that SMS (text messaging) has made it easier for people to lie.
Do you have web rage? A new survey has found that disappointed online shoppers are experiencing “web rage” at poorly performing web merchant sites, and going back to in-person shopping.
A recent study has shown that Internet gambling in the United States has doubled in the past year, and that many people who take part in Internet gambling have no idea that what they are doing is illegal.
A study just released by Internet security device company SonicWALL reveals that an average of one in ten people who telecommuute do so in the nude.
Millennials is the new term for the generation after Gen Y – the netcentric, uberconnected generation.
Free ringtones or pay-for-play ringtones, either way, ringtone downloads have surpassed music downloads for many bands, and now account for more than 10% of the global music market!
A new survey says that women have safer web surfing and Internet security habits than do men. Some question these findings, while others point out that neither is being particularly safe.
Are you rude? Are you more rude online than you are in person? According to analysis of studies conducted by the Pew Internet and American…
A new survey of online consumers has found that they really don’t like pop-up ads and flash animation on a website, along with dead links,…
A just-released study shows that nearly 90% of all teenagers are now online, and use email and other Internet programs on a regular basis. However, they also see email as something you use with old people, like parents and teachers. The method of choice for communication with friends is instant messenger.