A new issue of the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence is out. After a year spent looking at the dark underside of the Internet — including bestiality, necrophilia and child pornography — this Google contractor wasn't even hired full-time. YouTube is becoming a backdoor to let Google into your living room, no matter whose set-top box sits on your Ikea MAVA. A passion for search: Search Engine Land’s editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan is considered by many to be the world’s leading authority on search. Measuring the Internet: Digital media users may be easy to track but they can be very hard to follow, writes Jock Given. What was the first website ever? The United Nations and the Internet — it's Complicated: A battle is brewing, but the black helicopters are not about to invade. Is the Internet a new religion? Farhad Manjoo on the uncanny valley of Internet advertising: Targeted Web ads are too dumb to be useful and just smart enough to make you queasy. Internet addiction fueled by gene mutation, scientists say.

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