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I approve. :) Thanks for using my ideas. -Cadmus

This seems a bit advanced for IB -- with parallel computing, we're still in the late 1980s, verging into the 1990s. I can see them having web pages, and usage with a CERN-like entity -- although I don't know that CERN as we know it exists *there*, IIRC. But a Facebook and YouTube equivalent? I don't believe so, if only because the network is so very, very young. People had a hard time sharing jpegs and gifs in the 1990s. BoArthur 10:58, 18 August 2015 (PDT)
So no Arab Spring triggered by Twitter or similars as *here*.--Pedromoderno 15:26, 18 August 2015 (PDT)
Actually, IB technology, from what I understand, is steadily catching up to that of *here*, and was only about 15 years behind ours in 2010 compared to 20 years in 2005. Assuming this indicates the gap is closing at a regular rate, then it should be only about 10 years behind here in 2015. While I agree that perhaps YouTube and Google (speaking of which, we really need to find a better name than Gaggle) were seemingly invented earlier than they should have been, I don't think this is too out of step with what's been implied if not written outright. Juan Martin Velez Linares 18:18, August 18 2015 (CDT)
So, in IB, the tech-level of *there's* Internet should be at least *here's* late 90s levels? General tiu 18:10, 18 August 2015 (PDT)
Well, you've been here longer than I have IIRC, so you would probably know better than me about this, but yeah, I think so. Late 90s-early 2000s is good. Juan Martin Velez Linares 20:39, 18 August 2015 (CDT)

Parallel computing is and has been a much slower process. When things were lively in the early 2000's, the computing age was slowly putting along in the eighties, tech-wise. IB is a much more slower-paced world. Many in the NAL think the Telex and Satellites are just too darn uppity! Point is, I don't see them much further than very basic, very rudimentary web-pages. Think equivalent to France's Minitel network. And if you don't like my opinion, put your ideas to Padraic's attention, and let's take his opinion, as he's been here since the Dream Time. BoArthur 08:09, 20 August 2015 (PDT)

I guess this is the case. In Ill Bethisad, the Net is still stuck in 1994 or so. --General tiu 08:45, 20 August 2015 (PDT)
I think that a better name for "Gaggle" would be something like "Billiard". "Google" *here* is a misspelling of the made-up word "googol" which refers to an unfathomably large number, and in my mind "billiard" could be considered both a portmanteau of "billion" and "milliard" giving the implied meaning of lots of *net-sites* and also an idea of the user getting pinged in a precise straight line to a desired target or *net-site*. Just a quick thought. What do you guys think? --Gwaell 11:32, 6 June 2021 (PDT)
That idea has my support. Wonder if Youtube, Facebook and others would have their counterpart *there*.--Pedromoderno 10:09, 8 June 2021 (PDT)