Tagged: internet

“Internet and social media misinform thousands daily” - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 14, 2015

A recent analysis of the internet and social media illustrates the up-hill battle science and health professionals, and pro-science lay people, often face with misinformation and outright distortion of science. The authors show the problem for the case of community water fluoridation and … Continue reading → … Read More

Easy read promises economics is key to internet dating success - Scibooks

SciBooks Sep 29, 2014

By Diane Owenga REVIEW: Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating by Paul Oyer Harvard Business Review Press 2013 The concepts underpinning micro-economics were developed by Adam Smith and others in the 18th century, from observing how auction-style commercial markets behave. In these markets price changes are the ‘invisible hand’ … Read More

The internet is a busy place - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Aug 09, 2013

Here’s a fun attempt to represent how busy the internet is. Check it out. (Keep clicking the orange arrows.) Rather than plot data as a graph, they’ve used a mix of a grid of icons and time to convey quantity – the time it takes for the data to scroll past. It’s an interestingly dynamic … Read More

Can Kim Dotcom's Mega beat the law where Megaupload failed? - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 30, 2013

By Karl Schaffarczyk, University of Canberra Just 12 months after being arrested for copyright infringement, racketeering and money laundering for his involvement with now-defunct cyberlocker Megaupload, and despite facing extradition from New Zealand to the US to face such charges, Kim Dotcom has launched Megaupload’s successor: Mega. Flamboyant internet mogul Kim Dotcom The site went … Read More

FTTH networks progress “Downunder” - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Dec 10, 2012

Australia: The NBN is still a political “hot potato”, with its future and form intimately linked to the outcome of new Federal elections due to be held some time in 2013. Until then, Mike Quigley and his team forge ahead with true FTTH (Fibre to the Home). Should the right-wing Coalition win the elections, their communications spokesperson has … Read More

Recent Thoughts – Australian NBN and New Zealand UFB - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Sep 17, 2012

    National Fibre Optic-based broadband networks are being installed right now in Australia and New Zealand.         I read every day criticism about the slow progress, and even the overall justification of these two major projects. Typical of this is “Why the NBN could be a white elephant“, published by a … Read More