Top 5 Internet Tools That Will Shock You

Written by David D. Deprice


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4. NewsShark - Kissass News Reader www.deprice.com/newsshark.htm

Inrepparttar realm of reliable newsreaders, NewsShark is a top contender. It specializes in downloading large files from Usenet, preventing partial or failed downloads with a multipart Resume feature. The partial file preview features downloads, decodes, and playsrepparttar 140017 first segment of an MP3 or MPEG, giving yourepparttar 140018 chance to decide if you want to downloadrepparttar 140019 full file.

5. Pluckit - Search Newsgroups For Pictures. www.deprice.com/pluckit.htm

As if by magic, Pluckit seeks out only messages with binary attachments, grabs and saves them. Pluckit can display pictures individually, in a slide show, or in a gallery! All you have to do is tell Pluckit what kinds of pictures you are interested in and then clickrepparttar 140020 "Start Plucking" button.

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Is the Internet historyís greatest hoax?

Written by Glenn Murray


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Even for search engine (SEO) copywriters like myself, this is a task which is becoming more and more time consuming, simply because more and more content is being added torepparttar Internet. To illustrate: In 1997, there were an estimated 200 million pages onrepparttar 139763 World Wide Web (K. Bharat and A. Broder, ‘A technique for measuringrepparttar 139764 relative size and overlap of public web search engines’ [WWW1998]). By 1998, that number had jumped to 800 million pages (S. Lawrence and C.L. Giles, ‘Accessibility of information onrepparttar 139765 web’ [Nature 400:107-109, 1999]). A mere 7 years later,repparttar 139766 estimate is now 11.5 billion pages (A. Gulli and A. Signorini, ‘The Indexable Web is more than 11.5 billion pages’ [2005]).

In other words, nowadays your Internet opinion is only heard aboverepparttar 139767 virtual din if you can really REALLY churn outrepparttar 139768 content. And that takes a great investment in time and money.

Information overload –repparttar 139769 most effective form of censorship

Now don’t get me wrong; I’m not sayingrepparttar 139770 Internet denies us access to information. It certainly doesn’t do that. But ironically, it’srepparttar 139771 Internet’s very openness that provides its greatest censorship power. With 11.5 billion pages currently online, and nearly 10 million more added each day, we’re all starting to wonder how much of that information can be trusted. We look for helpful content, and we keep going back for it, but only if we trustrepparttar 139772 source. And, as a rule of thumb, we only trust websites which:

  • rank highly inrepparttar 139773 major search engines;
  • have a high Google PageRank (PR) - PR is how Google scores importance. It gives all sites a mark out of 10. Any site with a PR of 4 or above is generally considered fairly credible. More and more web-savvy people are using PR to assess site credibility and authority. (You can seerepparttar 139774 PR of every site you visit by downloadingrepparttar 139775 Google Toolbar (http://toolbar.google.com).); and/or
  • are referred to us by a friend, colleague, or industry thought leader (which usually only happens if at least one ofrepparttar 139776 first two conditions applies).

The result... We only trustrepparttar 139777 very people who were feeding us misinformation and disinformation for years beforerepparttar 139778 emergence ofrepparttar 139779 Internet.

And where does this leave average Jo onrepparttar 139780 street? Even if she hasrepparttar 139781 education, time, and money to publish a website, an increasing state of e-information overload will likely result inrepparttar 139782 marginalization of her website anyway. At best, she’ll be seen as an uninformed minority; at worst, a muck-raking conspiracy theorist!

Conclusion – dare we hope?

Several generations have wondered what they could achieve if they could only get on TV. Television being what it is, that wish never came to fruition unless you were happy to appear onrepparttar 139783 Jerry Springer Show, Cops, or Judge Judy, or you have what it takes to star in American Idol, Big Brother, Amazing Race, or Survivor. Then along camerepparttar 139784 Internet. It claims to offer everything TV cannot. Unfortunately, as it stands,repparttar 139785 Internet is no more true to its promise than TV. The vast majority of high ranking, highly trafficked websites are published by powerful, affluent corporations. There are a few anomalies, but they’re no more than that. Likerepparttar 139786 ‘everyday’ people on ‘reality TV’,repparttar 139787 small-time stars ofrepparttar 139788 Internet arerepparttar 139789 exceptions torepparttar 139790 rule.

But I haven’t given up hope. All previous comments notwithstanding, I’m inclined to seerepparttar 139791 cup as half full. After all, every now and then, whenrepparttar 139792 master’s back is turned, someone manages to sliprepparttar 139793 beast a treat to get it to perform a trick or two (such as a folksonomy). I like to think that my early days of optimism were something more than idealism bolstered by naivety. I still believerepparttar 139794 technology ofrepparttar 139795 Internet offers great promise. I just hope that ‘the powers that be’ don’t have too great a head start, and that all of us small people won’t be pushed to repparttar 139796 margins where we’ll have to content ourselves with a lifetime of chanting “Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!”

Maybe folksonomies arerepparttar 139797 answer – orrepparttar 139798 prelude torepparttar 139799 answer – or a part ofrepparttar 139800 prelude. Or maybe repparttar 139801 Internet will turn out to be history’s greatest hoax after all. I don’t know. What I do know is that I’m looking forward to watching it unfold. For better or for worse, it will certainly be interesting...

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