Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Internet Blackholes

Internet Blackholes

…What does it mean, and more importantly how can and does it affect you?

This last year has seen the defeat of  PIPA and SOPA in the US, but what seem like huge victories are actually only minor wins.

Across the world censorship on the Internet is rapidly turning the information super highway into a desolate place. People tend to think of China when they think of Internet Censorship, but it’s not the only place. It’s happening here and now in almost every place on the globe, even the United States.

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Facebook Poke App

Facebook Poke App

Facebook released a new app for the Apple iOS app store and we can only assume will eventually come to the Android Market (now known as Google Play).  This new app is called ‘Poke’ and is basically the rebirth of Facebook’s old poke system, which was minimalistic communication and essentially the digital equivalent of a head nod. Poke’s are almost never used as over the years Facebook’s new features have greatly depreciated its use.

The new Poke app, released Friday afternoon, is a rebirth of the old concept with some kinda cool new features. We tried it out and heres what we learned. The simple free app, called Facebook Poke, allows you to send fleeting messages, pokes, photos and 10-second videos to Facebook friends. The messages expire after a set period of time, from 1 to 10 seconds, and cannot be retrieved by either party again.

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I saw this post on Facebook this morning and honestly could not believe what I was reading. I am amazed at how uninformed and misinformed people truly are.

Ok, so let me run down the list and explain all of those and how wrong each actually is.

In no particular order here goes:

First up, Planet X. Planet X was at one point the designation for Pluto, since then it has been used for the dwarf planets of Quar, Xion, and 2 others. All if these dwarf planets are 30+ AUs (Astronomical Unit). There has not been anything with the designation of Planet X in the scientific community in more than 10 years. Planet X is a generic term used by astronomers over the past century for any unknown or hypothesized planets beyond Pluto. (more…)

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