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Adam Munera

Easy Tags - 0 views

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    Messing with websites has encouraged me to learn some of these tags! This website is full of easy ones to learn!
Ellie Cattle

Tumblr Is Not What You Think | TechCrunch - 1 views

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    An article from February about what "actually" gets done on Tumblr, and why it's so popular with our age group.
Claire Madison

Why Don't People Want to Read E-books on Tablets? - 0 views

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    Great article of why there is a drastic statistical decline in people reading e-books
Claire Madison

Update: Skype being investigated over NSA spying links - 0 views

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    Interesting updated article about skype spying!
Ellie Cattle

Coin » Use One Coin for All of Your Cards - 0 views

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    Sorry if this double-posts, I had to switch windows. So this is less "internet" and more "tech innovation", but it was so cool I just had to share it. This company has developed a piece of hardware (shaped exactly like a credit card), that can actually be swiped in credit card machines, that holds all of your personal credit, debit, and gift card information. You switch between cards using a button on the device, you add them to the card via a phone app and an attached card swiper, and as it's linked to your phone, it'll alert you if you get too far away from the card (in the case of leaving it on a table and walking away, or forgetting your wallet on the way out of the house, for example).
Claire Madison

Digital Millennium Copyright Act - 0 views

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    This is an article on the DMCA, so it may shine some light on my presentation yesterday on Pinterest and the copyright laws! It is also an interesting read and very informative!
Claire Madison

How to Give Kind Criticism, and Avoid Being Critical - 0 views

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    A great read for the next few weeks of presentations! A how-to on constructive criticism!
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    Thanks, Claire! It's all been pretty constructive so far, I think, but this is helpful.
Lindsay Underwood

In the Library with the Lead Pipe " Marketing Search: An Interview with Pete Bell of En... - 0 views

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    This is an interesting interview because you get to hear from the founders of Endeca and DuckDuckGo. They explain their purpose for creating them. It also mentions a lot of things we've talked about it class including WorldCat.org and Wolfram Alpha.
Paola Torrico

Optical Character Recognition - 0 views

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    A good article that goes in depth of what Optical Character Recognition does.
Natalie Niemeyer

Why Your Brain Craves Infographics - 0 views

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    This infographic explains why the brain finds it easier to read information presented in this way. Every day, we're exposed to more information than ever before and visuals help our brain process everything.
Gordon Hall

10 Interesting And Unusual Wikipedia Articles - 1 views

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    Listserve is a website that writes about lists of things strange and yet fascinating at the same time. This list definetly falls under this idea, and despite the fact that this article was originally published in 2011, most of the articles in this list are still up and running on wikipedia.
Paola Torrico

History of wikis - 0 views

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    I found this to be really helpful if anyone is interested in the history of wikis. Wikipedia is one of the most popular wiki websites, but not the first.
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    Another useful link, Paola! Thanks.
Paola Torrico

History of Google - 0 views

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    Since we were talking about the history of Google earlier today, I found this and I thought I'd share with you all. It gives a great detailed timeline (provided by Google themselves) on their history.
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    That is a good link, Paola, thanks.
Gordon Hall

How To Build A Basic Web Crawler To Pull Information From A Website (Part 1) - 0 views

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    This a great website not only describing how web crawlers work, but how you can create on your own. Descriptions and pictures really help to create one if your stuck too.
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    That is a good tutorial -- thanks, Gordon. My own PHP skills are good enough to build this, though at the moment I don't need to. I had forgotten the synonym "scrapers," too. Useful quotation: "One typical task that Google performs is to pull all the links from a page and see which sites they are endorsing."
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