Delicious is a Social Bookmarking service, which means you can save all your bookmarks online, share them with other people, and see what other people are bookmarking.
"Would you rather take $1 million right now or have a penny doubled every day for 30 days?"
SavetheInternet.com is a coalition of citizen groups, media reform groups, and content providers who want to keep Net neutrality.
One of the earliest online communities, created through discussion groups, is still thriving today. The WELL (Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link) began in 1985 and continues to do well as a place of high-quality and interesting discussions among its members, many of whom are noted intellectuals, artists, authors, and creative thinkers.
Oracle of Kevin Bacon
The notion that everyone in the world is separated by no more than six degrees, or six links in a network, gained the attention of the public through an experiment conducted by psychologist Stanley Milgram in the 1950s. The notion has become even more widespread as "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," in which the degrees of separation of various actors with Kevin Bacon is calculated.
The web site They Rule is a visual database that shows the interconnections and social networks of boards of directors of major companies.
Privacy Information Center
EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.
Freenet was created as a system utilizing a P2P network structure that would allow people to freely publish or view all types of information from all over the world.
Jabber, as its name suggests, concentrates on real-time messaging, much like other instant messaging (IM) systems such as AOL?s Instant Messenger (AIM), ICQ, or Yahoo! Messenger.
SETI is a massive project that involves radio telescopes pointing at small slivers of the sky and recording radio waves, which emanate from many types of celestial bodies, and then trying to determine if there are patterns among the waves that would demonstrate signs of intelligent life.
Distributed computing projects
With distributed computing, any number of volunteers can assist a project without inconveniencing themselves, since the program works in the background, and the free computing power amassed by the various users is many times more than what any research project could afford.