Internet Trends for 2013

Did you know Vine’s user base doubled from March to April? And nearly 150 million photos were shared on Snapchat last month, up from 60 million in February? Or that U.S. citizens, even in the homeland of both those apps, share much less online than people in Saudi Arabia, India and Indonesia? These stats and […]

Big International Social Networks Are Closing In On Facebook

Last year, Facebook marked a new milestone in its nine-year history. It lost users. While the network did pass the 1 billion monthly active user threshold globally in 2012, Facebook also lost 1.4 million U.S. monthly active users late last year, a small but symbolic decline. Nor was it the only network experiencing a slowdown. […]

New Yorker Launches ‘Strongbox’ for Anonymous File Transmission

The New Yorker on Wednesday launched “Strongbox,” an online system for sources to send files and messages to the magazine’s journalists with “a reasonable amount of anonymity,” as Senior Editor Amy Davidson put it. A source can use Strongbox to send information anonymously in the following way: First, they access the Tor network, which anonymizes […]

Why HTML-based apps don’t work

So you want to build an app. You’re thinking if you do it in HTML, you can take your existing skills and port it to other platforms? You’re in for a rough time… That whole “build hybrid apps using HTML5, trust us, it’ll work as well as native” thing? Turns out it doesn’t. There have […]

How to Craft Phenomenal SEO Landing Pages

When it comes to landing pages, most of the talk, tips, and advice revolves around creating landing pages for paid search. SEO landing pages, on the other hand, don’t get as much press, which is odd considering they’re twice as hard to master. You see, unlike PPC landing pages where the lone objective is to […]

The Government Would Like to Keep Reading Your E-Mail

The scandal that brought down General David Petraeus this fall contained a miniscandal within it: just how easy it is for the FBI to read people’s e-mail. If Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell had communicated about their extramarital affair solely by telephone, their exchanges might have remained secret. But e-mail does not get the […]