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Operating system

  • Apple OS X
  • Google Chrome OS
  • Microsoft Windows

Web browser

  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer

Web browser plugins

Web search

  • Google Search
  • Microsoft Bing
  • Yahoo! Search

Online transactions

  • PayPal
  • Google Wallet

Email services

  • Gmail
  • Outlook
  • Yahoo! Mail

Email desktop clients

  • Apple Mail
  • Microsoft Outlook

Email encryption


  • Apple Maps
  • Google Maps

Cloud storage

  • Apple iCloud
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft SkyDrive

Social networking

  • Google+
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter

Instant messaging

  • AOL Instant Messenger
  • Google Talk
  • OS X Messages
  • Yahoo! Messenger

Video conferencing/VOIP

  • FaceTime
  • Google+ Hangouts
  • Google Talk
  • Skype

Media publishing

  • Flickr
  • Instagram
  • Picasa
  • Tumblr
  • YouTube

Document collaboration

  • Google Docs

Web analytics

  • Google Analytics



  • Apple iOS Messages
  • Apple Mobile Safari
  • WhatsApp Messenger

*This website uses the Free Software Foundation’s definition of free software.

“Free software” means software that respects users’ freedom and community. Roughly, the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. With these freedoms, the users (both individually and collectively) control the program and what it does for them. (more …)

—The Free Software Foundation

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About Virality

Tony D. Sampson is Reader in Digital Culture and Communications at the University of East London. He has a PhD in social-cultural-digital contagion theory from the Sociology Department at the University of Essex. He is a former art student who re-entered higher education in the UK as a mature student in the mid-1990s after a long stint as a gigging musician. His career in education has moved through various disciplines and departments, including a maths and computing faculty, sociology department and school of digital media and design His publications include The Spam Book, coedited with Jussi Parikka (Hampton Press, 2009), Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), The Assemblage Brain: Sense Making in Neuroculture (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), Affect and Social Media (Rowman and Littlefield, July 2018) and The Sleepwalker's Guide to Social Media (due 2020 with Polity Press). Tony is the organizer and host of the Affect and Social Media conferences in the UK (see archive on this blog). As a co-founder and co-director of the public engagement initiatives, Club Critical Theory (CCT) and the Cultural Engine Research Group (CERG), Tony has been project lead on a number of funded projects that bring impactful critical theories into the community and local political sphere to approach. These activities have included large conferences, symposia and informal lectures/workshops in pubs and community centres, co-organized with community groups and local authorities. Tony occasionally blogs at: https://viralcontagion.wordpress.com/ Full academic profile: https://www.uel.ac.uk/Staff/s/tony-sampson
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