The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls
Logo No Hate Speech Movement

Bundestag passes law to fine social media companies for not deleting hate speech

Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's Official: Facebook Rules the Web

PC World, Ian Paul, Mar 16, 2010 4:13 pm

Facebook ruled the Web last week just squeaking past Google to become the most popular online destination among United States users. For the week ending March 13, Facebook claimed 7.07 percent of U.S. Internet visits, while Google was right behind the social network with 7.03 percent, according to metrics firm Experian Hitwise. Compared to the same week in 2009, Facebook visits grew by 185 percent, while Google was comparatively stagnant with a mere 9 percent increase in visits.

(Chart reprinted from Experian Hitwise)

Not the first time

Facebook has been ranked as the number one online destination before, but this is the first time the social network has held that title for an entire week. During last year's holiday season, Facebook beat out Google on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day, Experian Hitwise says. The social network also took top site honors among U.S. visitors during the weekend of March 6 and 7. It's not clear why Facebook would have beat out Google during the recent March weekend, but one possible explanation for Facebook's holiday dominance is the desire for users to connect and share holiday experiences with loved ones and friends scattered across the country and the globe.

The Buzz about Facebook

Google is trying to counter the popularity of social networking sites with Google Buzz, a service designed to share content through your Gmail inbox. However, Google has run into problems with Buzz and has been heavily criticized for Buzz's poorly designed privacy controls. Some of these privacy concerns have been resolved, but it's not yet clear if Gmail users are adopting Buzz in sufficient numbers to impact competing social networks.

Facebook keeps on truckin'

No stranger to privacy concerns itself, Facebook continues to grow at a healthy pace, and now boasts more than 400 million members worldwide. The social network is also starting to become an integral part of the Web with its sign-in service Facebook Connect, which enables users to get around third-party Web site registration with just one click (a feature recently adopted by this blog). Google has a competing service called Google Friend Connect, but Facebook's alternative has been far more successful in terms of mainstream adoption. You can check out the blog All Facebook for a complete list of the major Web sites using Facebook Connect.

Facebook is also reportedly getting ready to compete with location-based services, and is expected to unveil location-aware status updates and other location features in the near future.

Despite Facebook's recent growth, however, I have to wonder if it will be able to beat out Google on a regular basis. Facebook may be the dominant social network in the U.S., but I doubt we've reached a point where it's more practical to turn to Facebook instead of Google as an important source of information. Well, not yet, anyway.

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