So if you want an Internet — which means, in many ways, a world — that isn’t controlled by Google, you must stop using Chrome now and encourage others to do the same. If you don’t, and Google wins, then in years to come you’ll wish you had a choice and have only yourself to blame for spurning it now.

Of course, Firefox is the best alternative🙂. We have a good browser, and lots of dedicated and brilliant people improving it. Unlike Apple and Microsoft, Mozilla is totally committed to the standards-based Web platform as a long-term strategy against lock-in. And one thing I can say for certain is that of all the contenders, Mozilla is least likely to establish world domination🙂.
Robert O’Callahan

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Choose Firefox Now, Or Later You Won’t Get A Choice

Technology

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How to Use iMessage (to Annoy the Hell Out of Your Friends)

Apple, humor
Rickroll Your Friends With Apple Music Integration


Step 1: Make sure you own Rick Astley’s classic “Never Gonna Give You Up.” (But why would you not already own Rick Astley’s classic “Never Gonna Give You Up”?)

Step 2: Send the song to all your friends via Apple Music in iTunes. Step 3: Repeat until you have absolutely no friends left who will respond to your text messages.

This has made me LOL very hard. [via →]

What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet

on the Web

“When you wake up, you have this gift of a blank brain. You could fill it with anything. But for most of us, we have this kind of panic. Instead of wondering what should I do, we wonder what did I miss. It’s almost like our unconsciousness is a kind of failure and we can’t believe we’ve been offline for eight hours,” says Michael Harris. It is habits like this that are insidious, not the internet itself. It is a personal thing.

A nice article on Quartz

Where are you based?

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Don’t Ask Where I’m From, Ask Where I’m a Local →

A couple of months ago my pal Franz blogged about his experience during the Vienna’ WordCamp on the aftermath of having metabolized a – great! – TED Talk by Taiye Selasi.

For me this was a little gem to discover, especially appreciated in this rainy day …