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Use of The City as a metaphor for the Internet/Web

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]
posted by 0bvious on Apr 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Web page about recording research path, pre-computer age?

Machine for recording research path, pre computer-age? Library books on a waterwheel device? Please point me to the right web page... [more inside]
posted by Speculatist on Oct 13, 2012 - 11 answers

What is the Folk Web?

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]
posted by 0bvious on Apr 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me recall the name of a long-defunct email list?

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?
posted by verb on Dec 17, 2011 - 4 answers

GIF Archaeology

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]
posted by 0bvious on May 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Reading on Research in the Digital Age

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]
posted by activitystory on Apr 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Neither here nor there.

Clicking on a link using Firefox takes me to previous, random, and unrelated links in my history. This is getting annoying. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Mar 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Logging complete browser activity

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]
posted by victory_laser on Jan 23, 2011 - 6 answers

historical chronology

What historical chronologies on the internet are available for free. [more inside]
posted by clavdivs on Dec 30, 2010 - 3 answers

Vintage Internet news stories and articles?

I enjoy vintage articles about the early days of the Web. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by starman on Oct 20, 2009 - 7 answers

( ) technical ( ) legislative ( ) market-based ( ) vigilante

What's the oldest recorded use of the Spam Solutions Form Response? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on May 15, 2009 - 13 answers

Will another User on my PC be able to view my favourites etc?

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)?
posted by Weng on Mar 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Wayback Machine Plugin for ALL old/dead outbound links on a website?

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]
posted by bollockovnikov on Mar 6, 2009 - 4 answers

New theories of Mimesis (in digital/hypertextual/hypermedial cultures)

I am looking for writings on mimesis in regards new, digital, hypertext and hypermedial technologies and cultures. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Automatically remove certain items in Firefox history?

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]
posted by sittered on Nov 14, 2008 - 7 answers

You did what with the rugby team??

I need some articles about being aware of things that you post on social networking sites. [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Nov 5, 2008 - 12 answers

Where does autofill come from?

Firefox Filter: Is there any way to view the autofill lists outside of Firefox? [more inside]
posted by M Edward on Feb 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Can you help me find tales of l33tness?

Can you help me find more Hacker Folklore? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid on Dec 5, 2007 - 26 answers

Surviving a Total Perspective Vortex

I'm on the hunt for sites and/or blogs about big ideas... Who wants to join me? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 9, 2006 - 17 answers

Erase all internet history etc?

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?
posted by indio1919 on Nov 24, 2005 - 12 answers

clearing windows history?

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]
posted by skinnydipp on Aug 10, 2005 - 6 answers

First Image on the Internet

What was the first image posted on the internet? I'm sure it was research related, but what was it?
posted by gtmcknight on Feb 17, 2005 - 15 answers

Do you know a website for war history?

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]
posted by Slimemonster on May 18, 2004 - 8 answers

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