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Step-by-step guide on how to send email (in 1984)

In 1984, not many people owned a personal computer. But the tech-savvy people who did and also lucky to have…

In 1984, not many people owned a personal computer. But the tech-savvy people who did and also lucky to have a modem for internet connection were treated to the speed and convenience of “electronic message writing down the phone line.” British network Thames Television released a clip from its mid-1980s computer show Database, which featured very early tech adopters sending email through big, clunky computers.

Micronet was an early Information Provider available through the Prestel service in the United Kingdom during the 70s and 80s. URLs hadn’t been dreamed up yet, so every page on the service was numbered.

In order to demonstrate how to send an email from one computer to another, Mrs. Green has to search for Database’s mailbox on Micronet, where she’s able to type the production team a kind message of gratitude:

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Adele breaks Psy's record as 'Hello' becomes the fastest video to reach 1 billion views on YouTube

Back in 2012, it seemed no music video could possibly be more popular than Psy’s K-pop smash “Gangnam Style.” In…

Back in 2012, it seemed no music video could possibly be more popular than Psy’s K-pop smash “Gangnam Style.” In just 158 days, it raked in over 1 billion views on YouTube. The Korean pop idol Psy’s Gangnam Style music video has become the first video in history to surpass one billion views on YouTube.

Back then, YouTube said, “We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY. “Gangnam Style” has been viewed so many times we have to upgrade! Hover over the counter in PSY’s video to see a little math magic and stay tuned for bigger and bigger numbers on YouTube.”

Adele breaks YouTube record

It’s been three months since the video was unveiled (on 22 October) and has now officially reached over a billion views on YouTube – the fastest ever music video to do so; fifty million of those views alone were generated after 48 hours.

The streaming service announced Thursday that her music video for ‘Hello’ greeted its 1 billionth view in 87 days, breaking the 158-day record held by Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’.

“If anyone deserves it, it’s Adele and that song,” said Susanne Daniels, the head of original programming at YouTube.

YouTube in History to Reach 1 Billion Views

YouTube said the feat is still rare, but newer music videos such as Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” achieved it at a faster pace than older ones like Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie.”

“Hello,” the first single released from Adele’s album “25,” also shattered download and streaming records the week it was released, while “25” went on to become the fastest-selling record of 2015.

And to put the accomplishment in perspective, consider this: Only 17 music videos have ever hit the billion mark. Among them is Justin Bieber’s megahit “Baby,” but it took that clip over four years to earn a spot on the short list.

In only 87 days, Adele’s “Hello” is the fastest video to reach 1 billion views. “Hello” has made Adele the latest YouTube ‘billionaire’. Next milestone, Let’s make this the most viewed video on Youtube!

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YouTube Rewind 2015 highlights

f there’s one way of finding out which trends were massive in 2015, it’s got to be looking at YouTube’s…

f there’s one way of finding out which trends were massive in 2015, it’s got to be looking at YouTube’s most viral videos. YouTube just released its annual video mashup that pays tribute to all the biggest viral moments and people of 2015.

With background music composed by The Hood Internet and Avicii, the video features the year’s most memorable songs, including Omi’s Cheerleader, Justin Bieber’s What Do You Mean and Major Lazer and DJ Snake Ft. MO’s Lean On.

YouTube also has a playlist of all the year’s trending videos at their YouTube Rewind channel and a Behind the Scenes video of how this year’s was made.

You can watch the video below…

 

Music by The Hood Internet https://www.youtube.com/thehoodinternet
Featuring an original remix by Avicii https://www.youtube.com/AviciiOfficialVEVO

Alfie https://www.youtube.com/PointlessBlog
Amanda Steele https://www.youtube.com/MakeupbyMandy24
amazingphil https://www.youtube.com/AmazingPhil
Andy Raconte https://www.youtube.com/AndyRaconte
Anna Akana https://www.youtube.com/AnnaAkana
Barely Productions https://www.youtube.com/barelypolitical
Bart Baker https://www.youtube.com/BartBaKer
Bethany Mota https://www.youtube.com/Macbarbie07
BibisBeautyPalace https://www.youtube.com/BibisBeautyPa…

& more!

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Google Search: Biggest Moments of 2015

As we near the end of another year Google is once again releasing data of searches we made through the year….

As we near the end of another year Google is once again releasing data of searches we made through the year. While this is the fifteenth iteration of “Year in Search”, this is the first time it’s being handled by Google News Lab, a service launched earlier this year to help journalists and content providers parse through metadata from the company’s search engine and YouTube.

Google has also released its Top Lists from 2015 that shows the top 10 things searched for in various trending categories, like people, movies, athletes. Globally, the top search term was Lamar Odom, who is also the number one searched for person.

The full list for the top searches of 2015:

For global consumer tech, the iPhone 6S was the most searched for gadget, followed by the Galaxy S6 and Apple Watch, the only wearable to make the list. The full list is as follows:

  1. iPhone 6s
  2. Samsung Galaxy S6
  3. Apple Watch
  4. iPad Pro
  5. LG G4
  6. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  7. Samsung Galaxy J5
  8. HTC One M9
  9. Nexus 6P
  10. Surface Pro 4

2015 Top 10 Movies:

  1. Jurassic World
  2. American Sniper
  3. Straight Outta Compton
  4. 50 Shades of Grey
  5. Furious 7
  6. Pitch Perfect 2
  7. Inside Out
  8. Avengers Age of Ultron
  9. Minions
  10. Mad Max

As the year comes to a close, other Google properties like YouTube have done the same, as well as many other tech companies.

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