Tag: Internet

  • Submarine Cable Map

    Submarine Cable Map

    I love maps, especially old paper maps.  But when I came across this on the Internet I wanted to give it a good look.  The Submarine Cable Map website is a comprehensive and regularly updated interactive map of the world’s major submarine cable systems and landing stations. Why do I find this interesting?  This is…

  • Keeping the Web in Your Pocket

    Keeping the Web in Your Pocket

    As much as I read online you would think I’d already be using an online clipboard but the usefulness was lost on me until about three weeks ago.  Pocket (formerly Read-it-Later) is changing the way I collect and process online content. Adding a simple bookmark to your browser allows you to take the article you’re…

  • Worldwide Communications Still Using Cable

    Worldwide Communications Still Using Cable

    While working my way through the several-hundred RSS feeds I subscribe to I came across an article that referenced an Epic Net Outage In Africa.  Curiosity got the best of me and I started looking for more information on the worldwide use of underwater communications lines. Once-upon-a-time these (copper) cables, used to connect the worlds…

  • The 10 Oldest Domain Names on the Internet

    The 10 Oldest Domain Names on the Internet

    27 years ago the first Domain Name was registered.  Here are the first 10 ever registered (The Top 100 list can be found here). As of today (1/6/2012) there are 135,639,614 domains across the .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO, .BIZ, and .US top level domains.  There are more and more added every day & this does…

  • Being a Webmaster

    Being a Webmaster

    If you’ve been a webmaster very long (I started in 1995) you learn quickly that links to external sites will eventually break.  Website-sites go down, domain names change, pages get stale (and eventually deleted), old pages become available via subscription only, and finally sites get abandoned As you build your site the number of links…

  • Is Groupon Good for Business?

    After watching the Freakonomics movie, I started thinking about this… I’ve been on the mailing list for the “Flash Sale/Deal-of-the-day” site called Groupon for several months.  It was not until I learned about a Blackberry application did I actually take note of the “deals” and purchase one. Although I had a good experience and saved…