Internet

Which domain for an independent Catalonia?

Oriol Torres i Tornel's picture

Almost every user remembers the time when the most common internet domain was ‘.com’. As new ones were appearing and becoming increasingly popular, we got used to other ‘top-level domains’ – which is their technical name – such as the ‘.org’ and the ‘.net’. Currently, a great deal of domains exist and many more will be approved, because the situation has radically changed and because a business model has also been developed around this, mainly based – I’m afraid – on privileges and speculation.

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The Internet, the magic wand

Trina Milán's picture

Since some years ago, the Internet has had a leading role in the world. Going beyond post-modernity, the largest businesses in the stock markets are more like Google than classic companies. Now we need to think about how we will use Internet, with which contents and with which tools. The Internet is in cell-phones, computers and on TV sets. People use Twitter or Facebook to communicate; it is the space on the net where classic administrative obstacles disappear. Using social networks help people to communicate, putting an end to the idea that the Internet isolates people.

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The Catalan language’s vitality

Saül Gordillo's picture

Catalan is a Roman language with some 12 million speakers. This figure ranks Catalan as the 8th most spoken language in the European Union, the 20th most published in the world and the 10th most translated language. It is present in 4 different states (Spain, Andorra, France and Italy), being official in Spain and Andorra. It was forbidden during the 40 years of General Franco’s fascist dictatorship.

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