Jody Schechter

A World without Wikipedia

Image from: Gayvoronskaya_yana / Shutterstock During the SOPA and PIPA protests last Wednesday, we got a glimpse of an alternative universe:  A world without Wikipedia. Granted, there were ways around Wikipedia’s blockade.  And granted, Wikipedia’s site had a strong message on it that probably affected Internet behavior unto itself. That is, many visitors to Wikipedia’s site probably turned to news sources to learn more about why their encyclopedia was unavailable.

Privacy Concerns Over Kindle’s Silk Browser, and How Corporations Use Internet Data

There’s a lot of hype surrounding the Kindle Fire.  Some are labeling it “iPad’s first true competitor.” Others point to how it is changing the tablet market.  Most just want it.  You don’t?  Steve Rosenbaum offers 5 reasons to like it. Whether you plan on making the purchase or not, it’s clear the U.S. Internet population is at least interested in it, as shown above in our normalized count of

Search for a Cure: The Medical Problems that Worry Americans Most

Image from: Sven Hoppe/Shutterstock Some might call me a hypochondriac.  Check my medical history, and you’ll see that I have never had a life-threatening medical problem.  Check my Google history, and you’ll see that I’ve thought I’ve been sick, at some point in my life or another, with about half a dozen of them.  I would guess that I’ve Googled “which side of the stomach is the appendix on” for

Do Men Cheat More? – A Look into Dating Site Demographics

Let me give you some context, first, so you know that I’m a nice young lady who doesn’t regularly go poking about on lewd dating sites at work: About a week ago, a friend of mine told me about a website, MarriedButLonely.com, whose popularity was on the rise.  He explained that it’s a site where married people go to find partners with whom to cheat on their spouses.  He then

What’s Better Than an iPad? A Free iPad. And Possibly Other Tablets, Too.

About a month ago, I scored the chance to win an iPad 2 at a Web Analytics Wednesday in Boston.  [The event, sponsored by Acronym Media, also included a brief presentation, a chance to mingle with others in the business, and free food and beer.]  To be eligible to win the iPad 2, audience members only had to drop their business cards into a bucket and stay for the entire