On January 18th, 115,000 websites participated in a widespread blacking out their website (including our own website) to protest the censorship that was allowed into the House bill SOPA--as well as the Senate bill PIPA.
Since then, Congress received 400,000-500,000 phone calls about it. Some congressmen had their websites go down due to the amount of traffic.
Google.com, Wikipedia.org, Imgur.com, Reddit.com, Mozilla, Wordpress, Wired have all joined in the strike against this draconian censorship bill SOPA and PIPA.
Corporations are facing heavy boycotts after social media sites went into an uproar over the list of companies that put their support in for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Here's the full list of corporations that support SOPA.
Today, Google.com honors Robert Noyce for his birthday by changing its logo to a microchip. Robert Noyce, co-founder of Intel and one of the inventors of the integrated circuit or microchip. His ideas and inventions are the reason for much of our computer technology advances today.
Criminologists have been working hard to use algorithms and statistics to create sophisticated systems that can predict where crimes are likely to occur. This allows many police forces around the US to concentrate their units in certain areas and neighborhoods. Here's some more information in a beautiful infographic:
Where is the Facebook Timeline?
If you have been keeping up with the latest trends in social media, there is no way you haven't heard about the new Facebook Timeline feature. What was touted by critics to be the ultimate stalking service has been late to develop on the social network.
If you happen to search 'do a barrel roll' on google.com, google will surprise you with a very cool effect.
Yeah, they actually programmed google to do a barrel roll if you ask it to do so.