I really enjoy reading semi-novel style books on the story of companies and technology. Do you have any recommendations for me? [more inside]
The Internet appears to have swallowed an almost ten-year old commercial from the NYTimes about its (then new) Weekender subscription service, which included the famous "Saturdays, the word alone makes me happy" comment. It was parodied here by the 92Y Tribeca (RIP) and was then revised by the NY Times. I am, however, looking for the original ad that ran in 2006 (according to this Time article). Was even able to locate the abridged version of the commercial, but can't find the original. MeFi's can you help me save this from the internet rabbit hole?
I am looking for examinations of the Internet and World Wide Web that use the structure and/or history of the city as a metaphor. [more inside]
Machine for recording research path, pre computer-age? Library books on a waterwheel device? Please point me to the right web page... [more inside]
I'm looking for 'Folk' Web Cultures. I am thinking of the recent take-down of Geocities, which seemed to refresh people's love of the naff, kitsch aesthetic it was famous for, as a prime example. What are some other folk cultures still lingering in the dark corners of the web? [more inside]
Back in the early days of my Internet forays (1996? 1997?) I subscribed to an odd mailing list whose messages were pseudo-autobiographical posts by a small circle of friends. They formed an ongoing narrative, I believe one was named "Alex," and it continued for at least a couple of years. By the time blogs hit the scene it had slowly faded away, and I can't for the life of me find any of the archives I thought I'd saved. I know it's a long shot, but it seems like just the sort of thing some other MeFites would remember... any luck?
I'm writing a paper on (animated) GIFs and am trying to track down some of the most (in)famous. I suppose I am talking memes, but I'm more interested in the GIF as an archaeological reference point. I frequent sites like dump.fm, tumblr etc. so am quite tuned in to the glitchy/kitschy side of GIF culture. How theoretical have people got on these wonders of the web? How does one trace the history of an animated GIF? [more inside]
Summer short course filter: Fun readings on the internet, the future, and research in the digital age for high school teachers. Help a librarian plan a syllabus! [more inside]
Clicking on a link using Firefox takes me to previous, random, and unrelated links in my history. This is getting annoying. [more inside]
I'm digital arts student who wants to visualize internet addiction. How do I log browser activity: not just history...but back, forward, scrolling, and the seconds between each action? [more inside]
What historical chronologies on the internet are available for free. [more inside]
I enjoy vintage articles about the early days of the Web. Suggestions? [more inside]
Windows Vista for Dummies 101: This is probably a totally stupid question, but if i create another user account on my laptop for a friend, will that person be able to view my internet history, favourites and passwords I have saved (i.e. "Remember me on this computer" and whatnot)?
My old website still gets a lot of hits. But many of the outbound links I posted years back are no longer valid, are dead or have changed location. Is there any way to integrate the Wayback Machine Internet Archive into my site's code so that links are redirected to the archive for the date they were originally posted? [more inside]
I am looking for writings on mimesis in regards new, digital, hypertext and hypermedial technologies and cultures. [more inside]
How can I arrange it so that my Firefox history is automatically purged of sites of a certain domain like imdb.com or facebook.com? [more inside]
I need some articles about being aware of things that you post on social networking sites. [more inside]
Firefox Filter: Is there any way to view the autofill lists outside of Firefox? [more inside]
Can you help me find more Hacker Folklore? [more inside]
I'm on the hunt for sites and/or blogs about big ideas... Who wants to join me? [more inside]
After using the internet i want to make sure there is no evidence of what ive been looking at afterwards remains on the computer. Including windows media etc. Is there some way of doing this?
After having problems clearing my history (windows 2000) I googled some info and found it to be a common problem, but still can't clear the history with the found tips... [more inside]
What was the first image posted on the internet? I'm sure it was research related, but what was it?
Can anyone point me in the direction of an internet site or book that describes history's wars in an objective, detailed, yet concise way? [more inside] [more inside]