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And You Thought Netflix Was Big in the US?

When I heard that Netflix streaming accounted for 20% of all U.S. peak traffic, I was shocked. But just a little shocked. Nothing that was totally impossible to wrap my mind around. But those Canadians? They really, really love their instant streaming. Netflix instant streaming accounts for 95% of all peak evening hours in Canada. 95%! As in only 5% ...

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Star Wars: A New Hope as Told Through Facebook

We’ve explored earth-shattering historical events and life-changing religions through the eyes of Facebook, but our true holy land lays within the vision of George Lucas. Dorkly takes a look at Episode IV in their Facebook storytelling rendition of Star Wars: A New Hope. And for those of you who think that the reason Chewbacca didn’t get his medal at the ...

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Physical Tweet-O-Meter Wall Tracks Real-Time Tweeting Activity of Major Cities

Those of you interested in the anthropological patterns of social networking might want to plan a trip to British Librarys Growing Knowledge exhibition, where CASA’s (Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) Tweet-O-Meter currently calls its home. The Tweet-O-Meeter is a real-time analog monitoring system that tracks the current Twitter activity of 9 major cities. The machine was developed to help better ...

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Hulu Plus Subscription Price Might Be Slashed in Half

While Netflix has largely overwhelmed the subscription streaming market, CEO Reed Hastings even refers to the company now as “a streaming company that also offers DVD-by-mail,” Hulu still vies to regain their spot as the premier entertainment streaming source on the web. The launch of Hulu Plus several months ago was met with a mixed critical reception, with some critics ...

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Target Photo Kiosks Now Let You Print Photos From Facebook

Target announced today that their Kodak photo kiosks, where customers can print out their own photo prints, will now support Facebook connectivity. Users will be able to log-in and print out photos featured on their own Facebook page in glossy professional prints. Well at least now you know you’ll never be short of photos of your friends making kissy-lips at ...

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Facebook Circa 1984

In 1984, computing as we know it was still in its infancy. Almost purely text-based, PCs and the internet were indistinguishable from what they have become in modern times. Yes, I remember it well. I had a perfect view from the glimmer in my daddy’s eye. But what would have happened had social networking evolved faster than computing progress could ...

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A Day in the Life of an Internet Commenter

Don’t be confused. This is not the life of a troll. No, trolls relish their hate and return over and over, refreshing the page every few seconds looking for more troll bait. Most internet commenters are a different species all together. They only speak up when there is something wrong or they’re disgusted, vowing never to return to your site ...

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