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Lauren McDonald

List of Dewey Decimal Classes - 0 views

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    This is the Wikipedia page dedicated to the Dewey Decimal Classes. I thought this page was laid out very well and informative. It helps to show categories and numbers and allows individuals who don't know much about the Dewey Decimal system to gain valuable information into how it works.
mgotcher

Where do people get their news? - 0 views

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    Here's a recent article published in April about where people get their news.
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    That's useful, Milan, thanks. Note, though that it's not super-clear what "get" means in this context -- I'm sure a lot of people, like me, get their news from several of these sources. I get news from radio, the Web (including newspaper websites and Google News), and social media, and I'm not sure which of those sources is primary.
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.
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.
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.
Amanda French

Gumby: Difference between revisions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 1 views

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    Note that it took 13 minutes for Jonathan's malicious misinformation about Gumby to go away. Not too shabby.
Maximum Sullivan

Google Throws Open Doors to Its Top-Secret Data Center - 0 views

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    Interesting article of secrets of Google and its creation
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."
Claire Madison

Zotero vs EndNote - 0 views

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    Interesting article explaining the pros and cons of Zotero vs. EndNote!
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    My buddy Brian Croxall wrote that. Good find, Claire. It's a very thorough comparison.
Natalie Niemeyer

Cable Companies Make 97% Profit Off Internet Services - 0 views

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    Companies make have huge profit margins when it comes to providing Internet.
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    Boy, I hate sites that have as many ads as that one does. The first site that that article links to is a bit better -- it's from the MIT Technology Review, which is an established and well-known journal / magazine. http://www.technologyreview.com/news/510176/when-will-the-rest-of-us-get-google-fiber/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20130205

    If you live in Austin, TX, you can buy Internet service directly from Google. Maybe the rest of us will be able to soon.
Amanda French

Namechk: Check for Usernames Across the Web http://namechk.com/ - 2 views

Could be useful, thanks! I've given you credit. Natalie, can you please delete this Topic and post the link as a Bookmark? It'll keep the group neater.

username social media awesome

Amanda French

History of HTML - 4 views

Thanks, Brandon! Those are actually very good outlines of the history -- interesting. I've given you credit for this week's link. Can you please delete this topic, though, and repost those two link...

HTML History Awesome

Natalie Niemeyer

The Internet Weighs As Much As A Strawberry - 0 views

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    This link discusses how the overall weight of the electrons in motion that make up the Internet weigh roughly 50 grams; about as much as a strawberry. It's interesting to discuss the "weight" of something that never really seems to be tangible.
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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