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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

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.
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.
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

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.
cmarion2

Say No to Google: Alternative Search Engines - 1 views

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    This article describes the benefits of search engine alternatives to the mighty Google. In doing so, it also reveals how much information Google keeps on you every time you do a search. 
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    after reading this article my first thought was "Awesome, new sites I can Google on!"
Paola Torrico

Blogger Statistics (INFOGRAPHIC) - 0 views

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    This is where I found the interesting info-graphic on blogging.
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).
Alex Gregg

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57612681-71/creepy-google-glass-pics-without-anyone-k... - 0 views

This is pretty interesting for all of us would be slackers. It's sun glasses that are also a virtual computer. However, you won't be able to fool many people because apparently it lights up on the ...

information awesome

started by Alex Gregg on 18 Nov 13 no follow-up yet
Brandon Boucher

Stuxnet Infection and the International Space Station - 0 views

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    The Virus was carried to the ISS on a USB stick drive.
Claire Madison

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

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    Interesting updated article about skype spying!
Emily Broadwater

What Would I Say - 1 views

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    New website that generates your old Facebook statuses to make odd possible new ones that could either make sense...or it couldn't.
Stephanie Sanlorenzo

Watson, the supercomputer. - 0 views

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    This was the super computer I was talking about in class today, the one that won on Jeopardy.
Anthony Rossi

The "Best" of Photoshop - 0 views

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    This is just a fun YouTube video with examples of altered pictures. This shows all the aspects of Photoshop and the tools that can be used to deceive viewers. Many are obvious, but some make you double-take.
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.
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
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