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The Race for Custom Top-Level Domain Names

Get ready for URLs ending in '.whateveryouwant.'

There are about 20 variations on the standard ".com" domain name available today, outside of ‘.country’ suffixes (.eu, .au, .de, etc.).These include ".org," ".net," ".gov," and ".tv," but none are particularly exciting. Just imagine how ".whateveryouwant" could jazz up the search bar. I could, for example, register "nina.lincoff" as opposed to "ninalincoff.com"!

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A Better Way to Crowdsource Expertise

When Wikipedia, Yahoo Answers, and eHow fall short, Quora has the answers.

If you've ever gone looking for answers online, from settling a bar bet to probing the deeper questions of the universe, chances are you continually stumble across the same few sites—namely search-bait sites like eHow, collaborations like Wikipedia, or free-for-all message boards like Yahoo! Answers. Have you ever wished such forums were populated by experts, only the most engaged and educated minds on a particular topic? If so, then Quora is for you.

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If you spend hours a day on Reddit, Tumblr, or 4chan, you already know all about owling, the latest internet meme birthed out of the planking movement. For everyone else, here’s the rundown.

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The Golden Age of the Animated GIF

A format reclaimed from the MySpace era!

We are in the golden age of the animated .GIF. What was once a MySpace eyesore has become part of the internet lexicon, a delightful way to convey memes, punchlines, and sometimes even art.

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How To Stop Websites from Tracking You

A step-by-step guide for keeping your clicks to yourself.

Almost every major website—from the behemoths like Google to Facebook to the smallest ones you visit—is tracking your clicks to “serve” you a personalized experience of the Internet. If you’re fine with that, great! But if you’d rather keep your clicks to yourself, here’s how to prevent sites from chasing you around.

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