Inventor of email and savior of the @ sign, Ray Tomlinson, is dead at 74

A computing legend has died. The inventor of email, Ray Tomlinson, suffered an apparent heart attack on Saturday, according to reports. He was 74 years old. Tomlinson sent the very first email back in 1971; at the time, he was working in Boston at Bolt, Beranek, and Newman (BBN), a company that was instrumental in… Continue reading Inventor of email and savior of the @ sign, Ray Tomlinson, is dead at 74

The History and Power of the Hashtag

Twitter didn’t invent the hashtag (#), but it certainly popularised it with the masses. Once more commonly referred to as the pound sign, online use of the hashtag began on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) in the late 1990s, where it was used to categorise items into groups. In August 2007, designer Chris Messina asked his… Continue reading The History and Power of the Hashtag

Is Twitter Dying? Come Take A Look!

Twitter is dying! Despite how popular Twitter seems to be, it’s actually on the decline.   There’s a total of 1.3 BILLION accounts on Twitter. Out of that 1.3 billion, only 25% of the accounts are actually monthly active users.*       As far as users in the United States go, there has been only a small growth of users between… Continue reading Is Twitter Dying? Come Take A Look!