Links: December 7

Gigabit broadband is becoming more readily available, and man does it sound awesome. Gigabit! But is it actually useful? Maybe not quite yet. Even streaming video has a hard time filling a broadband pipe that fat, thanks to high-quality compression. Attention marketers (or consumers suspicious of marketers): the 5 most persuasive words in the English…

A visual history of social media

From the busy, bold and brilliant folks at Copyblogger, a Visual History of Social Media. Whaddya know, the Internet has *always* been inherently social!