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Amanda French

Here's how The Post covered the 'grand social experiment' of the Internet in 1988 - 0 views

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    Oddly enough, today the Washington Post has chosen to reprint a 1988 article about the Internet; that article mentions Robert Tappan Morris, the first person prosecuted under the Computer Fraud Act, whom Brittney Douress told us about today. Nice timing, Brittney! :)
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    Note too that this article came out well before the World Wide Web was invented circa 1992 / 1993. There weren't any GUI web browsers yet; people just used text-only terminals (no pictures, no video) to access stuff. Mostly news groups -- I'll post a picture of what that looked like if I can find one.
Lauren McDonald

Google Doodle of the Day - 0 views

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    Todays Google Doodle found on the google homepage is dedicated to Shakuntala Devi. She is also known as the "Human Computer" I have attached the wikipedia article that details who Shakuntala Devi is and why she is important enough to receive the doodle! :)
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.
Jimin Kwon

The 9 most important events in Open Source history - 0 views

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    If you want to know about the highlighting moments in the history of Open Source, here it is.
Anthony Rossi

A Timeline of Cyberwar and Cybercrime - 0 views

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    I thought this blog post was interesting. This individual made a time-line which depicts the history of cyber-crime. This provides dates and in-depth details on specific accounts that provides purpose and reason in respect to the internet we know and see today.
Jimin Kwon

Publisher's World: The ISBN - 0 views

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    If you want to know more about the International Standard Book Number, go visit this web page. It especially tells you what elements the ISBN is made up of besides its history and facts.
Paola Torrico

Optical Character Recognition - 0 views

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    A good article that goes in depth of what Optical Character Recognition does.
Gordon Hall

MARC standards - 0 views

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    These are the standards for machine readable catalouging for libraries. In addition to bibliographies, MARC's can also record other codes as well.
Mahrokh Akhavan

History of Music Publishing - 1 views

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    This is just a Wikipedia article about the history of music publishing but I shared it because I remember my music prof. at Mason talking about Stephan Foster being the first songwriter who got copyright over his material and he is mentioned in this post. Its interesting to see how far back the laws go in different countries.
Anthony Rossi

Library of Congress Fire - 0 views

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    Just a short history article regarding a fire that broke out at the Library of Congress. This ended up destroying many of the resources the library had at the time.
Cameron Wall

JOMC 50 Internet History--People - 0 views

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    A list of some of some important people in the history of the Internet, just to give some ideas to anyone still thinking!
Gordon Hall

Historical Perspective Journal - 0 views

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    This Journal, known as Perspectives on History, runs through the American Historical Association. It gives great perspective on various aspects of history through how its being used in teaching, the media, and through the archives. For any history majors out there, I strongly recommend checking out this journal.
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.
Paola Torrico

The Oldest Book in the World - 1 views

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    I found this article to be pretty interesting. It is about what scientists believe is to be the first book ever written (about 2,000 years ago!). I thought it was pretty cool!
Liz Roberts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_oldest_newspapers - 1 views

Okay so I messed up. Here's the link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_oldest_newspapers

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Mahrokh Akhavan

Google Celebrates 15 Years - 0 views

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    Its Google's Birthday today and It seems like the giant among search engines is still continuing to push for better service. I noticed that my google format had changed and I found out it was because Hummingbird, its new search algorithm that gives better search results.
Lauren McDonald

The Good And The Bad Of Wikipedia - 0 views

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    This video shows a brief history into Wikipedia and how it works. In this video they interview the founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales who answers some questions about what Wikipedia is and how it works.
Paola Torrico

Open Access Week Wikipedia Contributor - 0 views

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    The fundamental principles by which Wikipedia operates can be summarized in five " pillars"
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    I attended one of the Open Access Week events in which a contributor from Wikipedia came and spoke about Wikipedia. I found the presentation to be really interesting. He spoke about the five pillars of Wikipedia (which we've already learned about) among other things.
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    Thanks, Paola. I'll add 5 points to your Exam 2 grade when I grade it.
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.
Xiaotong Liu

The Internet vs. the Web - 0 views

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    just repost this because last time posted wrong.

    this article talks about some basic differences between Internet and Web.
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