In plays, poems, songs, and novels, clouds stand in for everything from bad philosophy to the many incarnations of a soul
By harnessing the vast wealth of publicly available cloud-based data, researchers are taking facial recognition technology to unprecedented levels
The third and final week of our Tech202 report looks at the cloud -- our storage locker on the Internet
Amazon's new browser sounds awesome, but can it overcome the limitations of our mobile infrastructure
"Unless you've been living under a rock, you're in the cloud," explains JESS3's quick tour of the applications and services that make up the "cloud"
Amazon has positioned itself as Apple's preeminent competitor for the holiday season
Internet users once stalked off into the cyberfrontier looking for transcendence. The new Facebook wants you to understand your life from the comfort of its walled garden.
Eerie long-exposure photographs reveal the invisible wifi networks that permeate our urban environments, making the cloud available everywhere
A software billionaire and his monumental task: create a database of the more than one billion people living in India
Welcome to the era of parental computing, or how the cloud makes children of us all
A lawsuit between the Authors Guild and a host of university libraries reflects the growing tension between creators and holders of books
Humans are social animals. We want to share little bits of our lives with our friends. But we don't want to share every single thing.
A first impression of Facebook's new Timeline tool
The last decade has seen many social-networking sites rise and fall like little empires. Will Facebook follow, or is it here to stay?
What do the phones we use say about who we are and the places we live? Come explore our interactive map to find out.
Nearly 70 percent of Americans are keeping up with friends and family online. Week two of our special report examines this phenomenon.
The social geolocation service Foursquare created this colorful data visualization of a week's worth of check-ins around the world.
A paean to the preservation of the BBS, the local forerunner of the modern social network
Since Facebook launched less than a decade ago, it has grown at an astonishing pace. If it were a country, it would be the third-largest in the world.
A segment from the 1992 documentary series The Machine that Changed the World looks at the early social web and its implications
Add up the units sold by the world's hundreds of small manufacturers, and they grab a larger chunk of the market than almost all the big boys