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Apr 27 2012

A Brief Blog Profile: Ars Technica

by Thomas Hynes


Ars Technica was founded in 1998 by Ken Fisher with the idea that a tech site should be "technically savvy, up-to-date, and more fun" than the rest of what had been making up the blogging landscape at the time.  Today, it is one the most rusted blogs on matters of scientific advancements, gadget reviews, software, hardware, and "everything else found in between layers of silicon."  Oh and it's still a fun blog, too.

On the blog, you're bound to see examples of how technology intersects with other facets of life. This post sums up a recent Supreme Court ruling on social media and how it will affect student's speech off campus. And speaking of free speech, you're obviously going to see quite a bit on Ars Technica this week on the proposed SOPA legislation. But you're also going to see this post on how faint sunlight is enough to drive weather patterns on Saturn's moon Titan.

So as you can see it's not just about gadgets and apps on here. (Though, they certainly do cover that.) It's also the blog to read about moons of Saturn and carnivorous plants. Truthfully, there's a big bad world out there beyond the scope of phones and tablets. And you can read all about that (plus the phones, tablets, apps and gadgets) on Ars Technica

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