Google Chrome’s now blocks dodgy ads by default. Which is great for Google

Chrome's ad blocker launches today. It's aim? To clear the web of annoying adverts. In reality it may help to grow Google's ad revenue further Online advertising is broken. Pop-ups...

17 People Who Changed the Internet

In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, created one of the first commercially successful personal computers. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to...

Facebook and YouTube are winning the war for our attention

The underlying principle is simple: Where the attention goes, the money will inevitably follow. And right now, the attention of a large chunk of the population is being diverted...

The man with 16 million fans

Yemeni influencer Hashem Al-Ghaili has created a massive online following by spreading his love of science with followers around the world.   READ MORE HERE  

As algorithms take over, YouTube’s recommendations highlight a human problem

YOUTUBE is trying to get you to spend as much time there s they can, no matter what it takes and how they deceive you. YouTube is a supercomputer working...

Try one of these alternate social networks

The GOOD News is there are other Social Networks to explore. More than a billion people have accounts on Facebook, but giant networks like that can actually make you miserable....

You don’t have to delete Facebook, but you could definitely be using it better

Your Facebook account is spraying your personal info onto the internet like a hose. Here's how to stop it. The truth is you’ll probably be just fine if you deactivate—or...

Information Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look Want to freak yourself out? I’m going...

Facebook totally meant to lose a million daily users

Facebook lost daily users for the first time ever in the U.S. and Canada. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he meant for that to happen. During yesterday’s Q4 earnings report...

How low-paid workers at ‘click farms’ create appearance of online popularity

Dispatches found one boss in Bangladesh who boasted of being "king of Facebook" for his ability to create accounts and then use them to create hundreds or thousands of...