Tag Archives: Internet

Clinic for internet addicts opens in US

Guardian – “If you have to take a quick break from reading this article to check your Blackberry, send a text or reboot your Xbox 360 before you reach the end of this paragraph, then the good news is that help is at hand. reSTART has been opened outside Seattle, the rain-soaked north-western town where high-tech companies are as common as cattle are in Texas. It claims to be America’s first residential detox centre for internet addicts.”

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Broadband stimulus deadline extended

USATODAY – “Applications for the first of three rounds of funding are due Friday, August 14. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), overseeing the broadband stimulus project with the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), today announced a limited, one-week extension for some applicants.”

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Netscape Founder Backs New Browser

NYTimes – “It has been 15 years since Marc Andreessen first developed the Netscape Internet browser that introduced millions of people to the Internet.”

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Online News Sources Top All Other Outlets

Zogby International – “As broadcast television network newscasts continue to lose viewers by the month, a new online survey by Zogby Interactive shows that the Internet is by far the preferred source for information, and that it is considered the most reliable source as well.”

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How is the Computer Age Changing Libraries

Gant Daily – “Michael Furlough, assistant dean for Scholarly Communications at the Libraries, sees today's students collaborating more than their predecessors. Able to do solitary research from anywhere, students increasingly take advantage of the social aspects of the library, such as open study spaces and group meeting rooms. Recent studies suggest that digital media, far from turning students and researchers into lonely, disconnected readers, have actually promoted more networked modes of learning. (Digital humanities scholars, for example, seem to do much more collaborating than their “traditional” counterparts.) Digital media have helped transform libraries into communal spaces for students to research, discuss, and study together—which, notes Furlough, has made them much louder places than you may remember.”

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Why Young People Should Care About Internet Policy

Save the Internet Blog – “Ask an Internet entrepreneur about the current state of our country’s broadband Internet, and you’ll probably get an animated response about the battle between content producers and service providers; a Sparta-esque fight led by the embattled masses rising up against discriminatory practices that threaten the freedom of the Internet. It’s practically Armageddon. Ask anyone under the age of 25, and they’ll probably tell you that the Internet is working just fine, thank you very much.”

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Reading Offline, Reading Online

lis.dom – “I spend a lot of time on the internet, and I don’t think I’m any stupider than I was before.”

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Local librarian declares epic fail.

the strange librarian – “How am i supposed to keep my staff up to date when the stuff i want to send them isn’t online? My staff is spread out throughout the state and i can’t just pass around a print journal for them to take a gander at. I need links, people!”

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Harvard professor sees answers to nagging Web-youth issues

CNET News – “John Palfrey, one of Harvard’s leading thinkers on the Internet, has recently finished a study on kids raised in the digital age. He now has a few tips to share about Web porn, online piracy, and Sen. John McCain’s lack of tech know-how.”

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Public libraries struggle with internet demands

eSchool News – “Libraries are reaching more students through services such as online homework help–but challenges remain”

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