Imagine being unable to escape as the bully relentlessly pursues them online in a form accessible 24/7. Imagine how bleak that must be; imagine how lonely it must be.
...there is nothing like a 'private home' online, because we don't sleep there, and we don't need toilets or showers there. So a lot of the privacy issues in the real world -- like what the police can seize without a warrant, or whether you have to admit your identity when asked -- don't really play online. online privacy is seldom about private property, but about access to information.stowe boyd
I want to talk about the internet, the impact it is having on the innocence of our children, how online pornography is corroding childhood and how, in the darkest corners of the internet, there are things going on that are a direct danger to our children, and that must be stamped out.david cameron
As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.mike godwin
There is no intimacy; it’s not live. [he said of online games] It’s being translated through a computer, and your imagination is not there the same way it is when you’re actually together with a group of people. It reminds me of one time where I saw some children talking about whether they liked radio or television, and I asked one little boy why he preferred radio, and he said, "Because the pictures are so much better."gary gygax
It had to be something real bad. I think he stole music online.james hetfield
I think that the online world has actually brought books back. People are reading because they're reading the damn screen. That's more reading than people used to do.bill murray
Mike Shinoda Art Show. for those of you in L.A. -- my first art show, at gallery 1988, is open to the public THIS SUNDAY at 7-10pm. i will be there hanging out. come by to get something signed and take a look at the art. for more info and location, go to gallery1988.com. for those who are not in L.A., some things will be available online after the show. i think the link will be . see you there. -mmike shinoda
There’s plenty of rude stuff online. People say things online that they would be ashamed to say face to face. If people could treat others as though they were speaking face to face, that would be huge.jimmy wales
…The L Word reaffirmed that good storytelling has a way of creating community. Fans everywhere have been connecting with each other online, in public and at home-viewing parties.jennifer beals
MacTutor Profile at University of St. Andrews William Thomson's Biography Lord Kelvin onlinewilliam thomson
The first thing I do every morning is go online to check the surf. If the waves are good, I'll go surf. The beach is 10 minutes away.marisa miller
There's no reason that patients can't have electronic access to their complete medical history... Just as people can check their bank account information online or using their ATM card, patients who want to should have electronic access to their medical records...paul ryan
California is a unique state in that all hospitals are required to submit a copy of their chargemasters, which the state then posts online for all consumers and patients to see.
"What about your girlfriend?" "Well, things are getting pretty serious right now. I mean, we chat online for, like, two hours every day so I guess you could say things are gettin' pretty serious."Kip
Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.Kip
Beck is only making matters worse for himself by threatening legal action against the website. Before, it was just another idiot meme among the oceans of idiot memes online. Now, it's creeping through the blogosphere toward the mainstream news.
Everything you put online is your professional face. …whatever you want that to be.
I think that the online world has actually brought books back. People are reading because they're reading the damn screen. That's more reading than people used to do.
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How long is it going to take before lawyers realize that the simple act of trying to repress something they don't like online is likely to make it so that something that most people would never, ever see (like a photo of a urinal in some random beach resort) is now seen by many more people? Let's call it the Streisand Effect.
When the Streisand effect takes hold, contraband doesn't disappear quietly. Instead, it infects the online community in a pandemic of free-speech-fueled defiance, gaining far more attention than it would have had the information's original owners simply kept quiet.
Though, the action of the US government was intended to suppress the leaks, the ‘Streisand effect’ made sure that the outcome was exactly the opposite. People all over the world, who hadn’t even heard of the Website, were typing WikiLeaks.org on their keyboards only to find a site-unavailable message, which increased their curiosity. People sympathetic to WikiLeaks, in the meantime, had voluntarily mirrored the website in order to keep it online.
Using the Bomis site, Wales and Larry Sanger then launched their first online encyclopedia, Nupedia.
Nupedia launched in March 2000 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. ... Wales's company Bomis, an Internet search portal and a vendor of online 'erotic images' (featuring the Bomis Babe Report), picked up the tab initially.
Jimmy Wales edited his own Wikipedia entry to remove references to Larry Sanger's role in cofounding the online encyclopedia and to Bomis Babes as presenting 'pornography.'
Brief biography at the Guelph Civic Museum Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography online Works by John McCrae at Project Gutenbergjohn mccrae
Streisand Effect: online phenomenon in which an attempt to censor or block information has the unintended result of drawing additional attention to it.