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Alex Gregg

Peering into the future of Media - 0 views

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    Very interesting read on what the future could look like for the way in which we get information and do every day tasks.
Adam Munera

Word Clouds for WordPress - 0 views

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    I thought I would post this site where you can make word clouds for our final project, if your interesting in adding some media to it!
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
Brandon Boucher

Making The Web Faster With SPDY - 0 views

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    SPDY (pronounced " SPeeDY ") is a new technology that aims to decrease page load times by fixing a number of flaws present in HTTP 1.1. It's not a replacement for HTTP but instead adds a number of features that help to make web transactions faster.
Natalie Niemeyer

What Your Children Are Doing On The Internet - 1 views

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    This CNN article discusses research done to determine what young people do online. Concerned parents may not want to read this.
Claire Madison

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

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    Interesting updated article about skype spying!
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!
Natalie Niemeyer

Map of the Internet - 1 views

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    This internet map is structured by which websites are most popular. It's also categorized by each website's country of origin.
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    Mapping the Internet is actually a very popular thing to do. See also this "subway map" of the Internet mapped onto Tokyo's subway system: http://ia.net/blog/web-trend-map-4-final-beta/
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.
Lauren McDonald

Open access - 0 views

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    Open access ( OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly research. It is most commonly applied to scholarly journal articles, but it is also increasingly being provided to theses, book chapters, and scholarly monographs.
Paola Torrico

Optical Character Recognition - 0 views

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    A good article that goes in depth of what Optical Character Recognition does.
Anthony Rossi

Changing HTML (Hack) - 1 views

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    I found this as a fun video. T
    This video is in respect to today's (27SEP13) Google Doodle (or Game). It shows an individual changing the HTML in order to "Win" or achieve a higher score for the game itself. These steps can be done by anybody. However, I feel like this individual has too much time on their hands and could be putting their skills to better use.
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.
Stephanie Sanlorenzo

The Oldest Webpage Currently On The Internet - 2 views

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    As the title says, this is the oldest site online. It uses hypertext and uses links within the text to browse information. It is a very basic, black and white site that really shows how far we have come since then.
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    That is great, Stephanie! ibiblio.org is one of my favorite sites -- it's run by the library and information school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and it has a fair amount of tech history. It's similar in some ways to archive.org. I'm curious: how did you find it?
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    I actually found it through a BBC article a few months back.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22652675
    The site I posted is not the original but is a copy of the original that Tim Berners-Lee kept.
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