Tag: internet

  • Elon Musk buys Twitter, people move to Mastodon.

    Elon Musk buys Twitter, people move to Mastodon.

    The title says a lot. The world’s richest man, Elon Musk, bought the social networking website Twitter at the end of October 2022 (BBC News). As a result of that purchase, a lot of users were unhappy and fled. The alternative? Mastodon. It’s not run by one single user, but anyone can install the software […]

  • 105

    105

    This will be a very brief post to share with everyone reading that Firefox 105 has been released and is available to download. Is this big news? No. Probably not. There aren’t that many new features that are going to blow your socks off – but too many people use Google Chrome and this is […]

  • Discover the real internet with Wiby

    Discover the real internet with Wiby

    In the early days of the web, pages were made primarily by hobbyists, academics, and computer savvy people about subjects they were personally interested in. Later on, the web became saturated with commercial pages that overcrowded everything else. All the personalized websites are hidden among a pile of commercial pages.  The Wiby search engine is […]

  • Searching… 🔎

    Searching… 🔎

    Where do you go when you want to find something on the internet? If you are like most people, you start at Google. Over the last year, a whopping 92% of searches conducted were with the Silicon Valley tech giants. But where do the other 8% go? There are actually many alternatives to searching the […]

  • Know when you are being scammed and how to report it

    Know when you are being scammed and how to report it

    Quite often when people say they have been “hacked” it turns out they haven’t been hacked. They’ve often fallen victim to something called “phishing”. That’s the term used when someone creates a fake website that looks like a real website to trick you. You might often get emails that look like they are from your […]

  • Zcash – it’s like Bitcoin, but private

    Zcash – it’s like Bitcoin, but private

    When I was younger I remember an old friend of my dad’s came to the house. It was back when you accessed the internet via a dial-up connection and spending time on the internet meant that you couldn’t make phone calls. The man in question was holding a pink pig. Not a real one. A […]

  • Links of the week

    Links of the week

    Imagine walking along the street then a drone comes up and sets you on fire! That’s just one hot take in this week’s list of hot takes.

  • Why I switched to Firefox

    Why I switched to Firefox

    My obsession with the internet began long before I left the UK for colder climates. Upon starting my first job in 2001, I ran a gaming website and was geeking out to colleagues about Opera browser. So, when my inbox lit up with a job offer from the Norwegian-based company, I packed my bags and […]