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Is the web dying or evolving?

So here’s an article that was promoted through Pocket. It made me think. Is the web dying, as the author says, or just evolving?

I look at my own blog.

One of the key things I’ve always been concerned about is keeping in step with my readers. And maybe, as the old Panasonic ad put it, being “just slightly ahead of our time…”

English: www,domain,internet,web,net

www, domain, internet, web,  net – Wikipedia

True, I’m not getting thousands of likes like some (flash in the pan?) sites. But overall, Earthpages’ presence has been steadily increasing.

How do I do this?

I work at it. I change. I innovate.

Rather than complaining I embrace our competitive world. And isn’t that what we want?

True competition not only ensures improvement but also guards against the mediocrity of cronyism found in communism and other creepy organizations.

Incompetent gatekeepers hiding out in small ponds may shoot us down but the people still speak on the World Wide Web!

 This year’s YouTube Rewind video is quite the ride (mashable.com)

 Networking 101: LAN Vs. WAN – (dslreports.com)

 CompuServe forums to shut down in December (apparently they hadn’t yet) (liliputing.com)

 UC browser for mobile is back on the Play Store (gadgetstouse.com)

 IcedID – New Banking Trojan targets US-based companies with web injects (securityboulevard.com)

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Surprisingly good article about corruption

English: Detail from Corrupt Legislation. Mura...

Detail from Corrupt Legislation. Mural by Elihu Vedder. Lobby to Main Reading Room, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. Main figure is seated atop a pedestal saying “CORRUPT LEGISLATION”. Artist’s signature is dated 1896. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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I tweeted this article today and thought it worthy of another snip.

http://www.monitor.co.ug/OpEd/Commentary/Corruption-is-not-only-about-misappropriating-resources/689364-3320680-88ga15z/index.html


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Big Pharma fraud – exposing the new “religion” of science

There are two main ways to critique medical science. On the one hand, we can look at the actual science that’s being done. We can analyze the truth claims that many doctors make, using the analytical tools (e.g. sociology, philosophy) that we have at our disposal. The other way, which some may say is related, some may say is not, is to look at the actual, overall practice of medicine.

Science is a human enterprise. It is not something locked up in a test tube, immune to disease and corruption. This is something I have mentioned many times throughout Earthpages. The response usually isn’t that great, mostly, I think, because science for the most part is the new human religion. And people don’t like to have the fraudulent aspects of their religion exposed. It upsets them, inviting them to rethink many taken-for-granted beliefs that they were once comfortable with.

In saying that science is a new religion, I simply mean that it involves a lot of belief and in many cases, blind faith. I am not saying that science is no good, just as I would not say that religion is no good. But I would argue that both could be improved. Neither is perfect.—MC


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What do you value most?


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Don’t get caught without your important receipts and other data

I’ll probably add this app to my “Fabulous Freeware” page. But for the time being, a quick tweet will do.


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Google Translate extends its reach


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Open Call for developers, team members