As Internet Growth Slows, Tablets And Mobile Data Are The Industry’s Best Hope
‘Growth in Internet usage on the whole is slowing, technology investor and analyst Mary Meeker warned in her latest Internet Trends report, an annual exercise in looking at the state of the industry that she’s done since her days as an analyst at Morgan Stanley and has continued at Kleiner Perkins, the venture-capital firm where she’s now a partner.
‘While Meeker spent most of the report, which she published online and delivered at the Code Conference in Los Angeles Wednesday morning, looking at the Internet’s opportunities, the first line of the report should give people pause:…’
The Underworld Internet
The Internet Behind The Internet
Wired reporter Kim Zetter tells NPR’s Arun Rath that the show kind of got it right, but that there should be a distinction between what’s called the Deep Web and what are known as Darknet sites.
‘”The Deep Web is anything not accessible through the commercial search engines,” Zetter says.
‘Then, there’s the Darknet, a specific part of that hidden Web where you can operate in total anonymity. Without being tracked, people can access websites that sell drugs, weapons and they can even hire assassins. One such black-market site, Silk Road, got attention last fall after a .
‘Zeeter says the Darknet has another purpose that doesn’t usually make the news: It helps political dissidents who want to evade government censors…’
Accessing The Hidden Internet
You’re Probably a Conspiracy Theorist
Report Says 50% of People are Conspiracy Theorists
‘Both the new study and the corresponding report from Reuters Health seem to look down on people like you and I (as readers of NaturalSociety), as if we don’t know any better -as if understanding medicine in the “right” way is a matter of intelligence and it’s not that we’ve come to our own ideas through research, but in an effort to make things simpler for our feeble minds.
‘”Science in general – medicine in particular – is complicated and cognitively challenging because you have to carry around a lot of uncertainty,” said lead author J. Eric Oliver. “To talk about epidemiology and probability theories is difficult to understand as opposed to ‘if you put this substance in your body, it’s going to be bad.'”
‘To come to such conclusions about a large segment of the U.S. (and global) population, Oliver and his team surveyed 1,351 adults. Participants were asked to read “six popular medical conspiracy theories” and indicate whether they have heard of them and whether or not they agreed with them…’