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Mahrokh Akhavan

Mega CEO: Forget anonymous e-mail. Think privacy (Q&A) - 0 views

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    Mega.com's Vikram Kumar explains why he's building private but not anonymous e-mail, why you won't see Google investing in end-to-end encryption, and lessons learned from the summer of Snowden. Im doing my project with a similar subject so I thought this would be a good article to share in regards to privacy online.
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.
Lizzie Ehrreich

Web Crawler - 0 views

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    Defines web crawler and describes web crawling software
Claire Madison

Using Primary Sources on the Web - 0 views

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    Gives the definition of a Primary Source and how/when to use them! Plus it gives great examples of what a Primary Source actually is!
Natasha Taliferro

Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Google lead coalition for cheaper internet - 0 views

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    World Wide Web creator, Sir Tim Berners-Lee is leading a coalition to bring cheaper internet to developing countries in Africa. The coalition includes Google, Facebook, Intel, Microsoft, and others.
Jimin Kwon

The World of Social Media 2013 - 2 views

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    It can be a little bit of off-topic but this is a very interesting video that my communication professor showed class before. The video basically tells you how much the internet and the social media affect our lives these days. Even though we have already known that the internet is hugely influential, you'll probably be surprised while you watch this video.
Ellie Cattle

Scientific research: Looks good on paper | The Economist - 0 views

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    An article about a recent incident in China where a group of people were found to be selling fake scholarly articles to academics and producing fake medical journals for sale.
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

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.
Daniel Richardson

Google in China - 0 views

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    Fascinating article from the Wall Street Journal on Google and how they are handling China's censorship laws.
Lauren McDonald

20 Google Search Shortcuts - 1 views

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    This website provides a list of 20 shortcuts you can use google for. This list explains how you can maximize the google search engine in order to find a wide variety of information quickly. Enables the user to use google to answer everyday questions easily.
Cameron Wall

Understanding the Zotero Pane - Citation Managers - Subject and Course Guides at Washin... - 0 views

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    Even though Prof. French gave a rather in detail tutorial of Zotero in class, here's a visual guide in case you get lost!
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.
mgotcher

What is a Web Crawler? - 0 views

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    I was still a little confused on what a web crawler was exactly. I thought this site was helpful.
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    Yes, it is! I've already given you credit for one link this week, but that is a good explanation -- even though the page it was last updated in 2005 and the search engine it gives as an example is Alta Vista. :) Alta Vista doesn't even exist anymore; it was acquired by Yahoo awhile ago, I think. Here's the Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AltaVista
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    Ya I saw the date, but felt the explanation was good.
Taylor Kreinces

Wikipedia:List of free online resources - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    This Wikipedia page shows all the available online resources open to the public.
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    Interesting, Taylor. Notice that that page is part of a project called "The Resource Exchange" and/or "The Wikipedia Library." I was just talking to a frequent Wikipedia editor named Jake Orlowitz the other day who's volunteering with the Wikipedia Library; we're going to try to bring him to campus to give a talk. If we do, I'll let y'all know. Thanks for the link!
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.
Ellie Cattle

Comparison of XML editors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    Wikipedia's page on the different XML editors that are available.
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    Probably no one in the class will ever need to use an XML editor -- and in any case, really you can just use a plain text editor -- but thanks for finding it! Everyone I know who creates XML uses oXygen.
Lizzie Ehrreich

Browsers 411 - 0 views

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    Explains what is a browser, different types of browsers to try, and importance of updating browsers.
    His video that also explains browsers: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/what-is-browser.html
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    Huh, kind of interesting. At first I thought it was just going to tell me what browser I had, which seems silly. But you're right: the other stuff is useful. Thanks.
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