On the back of information technology, the world is slowly, but steadily, moving along a continuum of intimacy en route to becoming a truly ‘global village.’ Such was the clairvoyant-like prediction of the late communication theorist Marshall McLuhan who, 30 years prior to the emergence of World Wide Web, presciently grasped the impact the computer would have on human communication. 2,185 more words
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By: Sarah Perez and Josh Constine
Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who still lack connectivity, is in talks with a company that could help further that agenda. 858 more words
Balloon powered internet. I’ll just write that once more: balloon. powered. internet. What?
Well, as it turns out most of the world isn’t on the internet, and if you’re a massive company who relies on people using the internet like Google, what could be a bigger problem? 139 more words