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History of massively multiplayer online games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

History of massively multiplayer online games

This article Please help only describes one highly specialized aspect of its associated subject. improve this article by adding more general information. The talk page may contain suggestions. (February 2010) The history of massively multiplayer online games spans over thirty years and hundreds of massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) titles.

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Wikipedia's excellent history of MMOGs

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Inside the Epic Online Space Battle That Cost Gamers $300,000 | WIRED

Inside the Epic Online Space Battle That Cost Gamers $300,000 | WIRED | Digital Self | Scoop.it
The biggest battle in history started with a clerical error and cost the 7,500 players involved about $300,000 in real-world money.
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Wired.com's account of the epic Battle of B-R5RB - comprehensive and thought provoking.

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The People Wide Web

The People Wide Web | Digital Self | Scoop.it
The debate around Net Neutrality has taken an interesting spin of late. Just as foes to Net Neutrality have gotten closer to their goal of setting up tollways and traffic controls on the information superhighway, some drivers are beginning to build their own transportation system altogether.
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One of the most open and honest evaluations of the issues relating to Net Neutrality anywhere online.

 

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9 graphs that will give you new insight into Africa's thriving mobile landscape | memeburn

9 graphs that will give you new insight into Africa's thriving mobile landscape | memeburn | Digital Self | Scoop.it
We love graphs. They are colourful, digestible and usually provide interesting, insightful data. Below are a couple of charts provided by GSMA's ...
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What Happens in One Minute on the Internet? [Infographic] - SocialTimes

What Happens in One Minute on the Internet? [Infographic] - SocialTimes | Digital Self | Scoop.it
As millions of new Internet users log on every month, the numbers relating to the flow of information becomes ever more staggering.
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The legitimacy and usefulness of academic blogging will shape how intellectualism develops

The legitimacy and usefulness of academic blogging will shape how intellectualism develops | Digital Self | Scoop.it
Academic blogging has become an increasingly popular form, but key questions still remain over whether blog posts should feature more prominently in formal academic discourse. Jenny Davis clarifies...
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Stop Facebook and Other Companies from Using Your Web History for Ads

Stop Facebook and Other Companies from Using Your Web History for Ads | Digital Self | Scoop.it
We already knew that Facebook is tracking our every move on the web, just like everyone else is, but now the social network says it's going to use data from the other sites we visit and the apps we use to deliver more relevant ads. If you want to opt out of this enhanced behavioral targeting, there's a form for that.
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Academic blogging – 10 top tips

Academic blogging – 10 top tips | Digital Self | Scoop.it
Find your authentic blogging voice, harness the power of social media and, remember, only blog if you want to, say
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Microsoft to fight Internet snooping with stronger crypto

Microsoft to fight Internet snooping with stronger crypto | Digital Self | Scoop.it
Likening government surveillance to malware, Microsoft's general counsel says the company is taking steps to protect the privacy of online communications. Read this article by Steven Musil on CNET News.
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CNet news' account of Microsoft's pledge to increase security for traffic flowing through its data centres

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El Hacker Cívico: Civic-Minded Techies Gain Sway with Government in Mexico and Beyond

El Hacker Cívico: Civic-Minded Techies Gain Sway with Government in Mexico and Beyond | Digital Self | Scoop.it
That paradox echoes around the globe: While governments may spend heavily on high-tech intelligence and security programs, most are still struggling to update the unwieldy IT systems that run almost everything else.
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Theresa Bradley's insightful introduction to the role of civic-minded techie hackers in developing local and national public IT systems and solutions across the globe

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Second Life's strange second life

Do you remember Second Life? Set up by developer Linden Lab in 2003, it was the faithful replication of our modern world where whoring, drinking, and fighting were acceptable. It was the place...
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The Verge's review of Second Life 10 years on.

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MUD - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

MUD - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A MUD (; originally Multi-User Dungeon, with later variants Multi-User Dimension and Multi-User Domain), is a multiplayer real-time virtual world, usually text-based. MUDs combine elements of role-playing games, hack and slash, player versus player, interactive fiction, and online chat. Players can read or view descriptions of rooms, objects, other players, non-player characters, and actions performed in the virtual world.

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Wikipedia's accessible account of MUDs.

 

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Eve Online: how a virtual world went to the edge of apocalypse and back | Simon Parkin

Eve Online: how a virtual world went to the edge of apocalypse and back | Simon Parkin | Digital Self | Scoop.it
The long read: The video game Eve Online is one of Iceland’s biggest exports and has become the world’s largest living work of science fiction. While rival games have come and gone, it has survived – thanks to a unique experiment in democracy
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Global Voices · Citizen media stories from around the world

Global Voices · Citizen media stories from around the world | Digital Self | Scoop.it
Global Voices is an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world.
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Out of the Shadows, into the Streets

Sasha Costanza-Chock's “Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets: Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement”

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What Happens In A Facebook Minute | Visual.ly

What Happens In A Facebook Minute | Visual.ly | Digital Self | Scoop.it
Learn some crazy stats about what happens every minute on Facebook.
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The 1s and 0s behind cyber warfare

The 1s and 0s behind cyber warfare | Digital Self | Scoop.it
Chris Domas is a cybersecurity researcher, operating on what’s become a new front of war, "cyber." In this engaging talk, he shows how researchers use pattern recognition and reverse engineering (and pull a few all-nighters) to understand a chunk of binary code whose purpose and contents they don't know.
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Privacy - Mozilla Webmaker

Privacy - Mozilla Webmaker | Digital Self | Scoop.it
We're a global community dedicated to teaching digital skills and web literacy. We explore, tinker and create together to build a web that's open and made by everyone.
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Stop Facebook and Other Companies from Using Your Web History for Ads

Stop Facebook and Other Companies from Using Your Web History for Ads | Digital Self | Scoop.it
We already knew that Facebook is tracking our every move on the web, just like everyone else is, but now the social network says it's going to use data from the other sites we visit and the apps we use to deliver more relevant ads. If you want to opt out of this enhanced behavioral targeting, there's a form for that.
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Global Internet Geography

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The most complete source of data and analysis about international Internet capacity, traffic, service providers, ASN connectivity, and pricing.
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Why Do Kids Spend All Day on Social Media? Because They’re Not Allowed Out of the House | MIT Technology Review

Why Do Kids Spend All Day on Social Media? Because They’re Not Allowed Out of the House | MIT Technology Review | Digital Self | Scoop.it
Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd tries to puncture some myths about teenagers and the Internet.
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Interesting insights revealed by Danah Boyd's study of teenagers and social media

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Someone's Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet | Threat Level | Wired.com

Someone's Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet | Threat Level | Wired.com | Digital Self | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, researchers say, someone mysteriously hijacked internet traffic headed to government agencies, corporate offices and other recipients in the U.S.
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A useful insight into the complexities of Internet traffic security, or rather the lack thereof

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