Facebook is useful in its ability to help create conversations, but it's potentially dangerous in the stranglehold it maintains on those conversations, just like Compuserve of old.
AOL has shut down the historic Internet access service, which got millions on the Internet for the first time in the 1980s and 1990s but has grown obsolete.
From CompuServe to Pets.com, we take a look at some of the movers and shakers from the 1990s to see how they've fared.
New MatchBook program offers Kindle editions of print books that Amazon customers purchased as early as the online store's first days. For now, the list is limited and could cost up to $2.99 per title.
Steve Wilhite, the man who created the GIF, is miffed that anyone -- be it the Oxford English Dictionary or the White House -- should imagine it's not pronounced like "jiffy."
In the first installment of a weeklong series featuring the reminiscences of CNET writers and editors, Crave's Eric Mack recalls a pivotal 1980s present from Mom.
Survey by research firm AIIM finds that people have a hard time doing their jobs in part because of the difficulty of finding company information online.
Starting next month, the software maker will phase out support for the older discussion hubs, pointing users instead to its various Web-based forums.
Twitter is king of microblogging today, but if the history of e-mail offers any clues, we're likely to see standardization and open source dethrone Twitter's dominance.
Werner Vogels, the now legendary CTO of Amazon and one of the key drivers of the AWS vision, was awarded InfoWorld's CTO of the Year Award. I'm left wondering why it took this long.