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.
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."
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