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Amanda French

Twenty years of a free, open web - Cern - 0 views

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    Can't resist sharing this -- found it from Stephanie's "Oldest website on the Internet" link. Great short history of the web. "http://first-website.web.cern.ch" Note that it links to the "first" website at http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html , which is not the same as the "oldest" one that Stephanie linked to -- I think the one Stephanie posted was a demonstration site, but not a "real" site, so I agree that it's older. :)
cmarion2

5 Dangers of Using Proxy Websites - 0 views

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    Five risks you may not have known about using proxy servers to access websites.
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."
Amanda French

Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine - 0 views

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    Don't forget about the Internet Archive and especially the Wayback Machine in your research -- lots of good free stuff here, and you can look at what websites looked like years ago.
Amanda French

Brief History of the Internet - Internet Timeline | Internet Society - 2 views

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    A brief history of the Internet written by some of its founders. From the website of the Internet Society.
Amanda French

http://www.mr-ideahamster.com/howto/assets/poguebasics.pdf - 1 views

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    The New York Times website is down today (by some reports it's because Syrian hackers have attacked it), but here's a (probably illegal) copy of a helpful column on "Tech Tips for the Basic Computer User" by the New York Times's technology reviewer, David Pogue. This documents also contains all the comments. All 1149 of them. :) Many of those comments have helpful tips as well. Even though this was published in 2008, it's still helpful.
Talia Wujtewicz

Co-founder of WordPress talks about project's past and future - 0 views

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    We often use websites without realizing that they are viewed as projects to their founders and creators. This video gives some information about what going on behind the curtains of a blog-hosting website.
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    Great -- thanks for re-posting, Talia. Once we start using the site I created in class the other day, you'll get familiar with WordPress.
Amanda French

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) | Common Craft - 0 views

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    Another good Common Craft video about search engine optimization -- says that "Google and Bing are the librarians of the Internet." Interesting, and a total coincidence, that this video also uses the notion of a "recipe" to explain how to make your website more searchable -- the same analogy I used to explain an algorithm.
Lauren McDonald

Tutorials on HTML, CSS, PHP, & Java Script - 1 views

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    This website provides tutorials on HTML, CSS, PHP, and Java Script. Under each category you can learn a history and introduction into HTML or CSS and then learn how to create your own website using the step by step instructions.
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    Not a bad site, Lauren, though I still think http://w3schools.com is better. Heaven knows there are tons of tutorials all over the Internet. Tons of books, too, of course.
Adam Munera

Easy Tags - 0 views

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    Messing with websites has encouraged me to learn some of these tags! This website is full of easy ones to learn!
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

James Hemdal

Top 10 YouTube URL Tricks - 0 views

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    This website has some more advanced URL tricks to make your YouTube experience better. Most of these tips are for embedding videos, but there are tips for viewing as well.
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    Anything that has the words "tips" or "tricks" in it, I like, even when it's not related to what we've been discussing lately. :)
Nathan Reinecke

20 Extensions Every Chrome User Must Try - 0 views

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    Mostly useful for people who use Chrome, but most of these undoubtedly have analogues or versions in Firefox. A lot of good extensions for news, productivity and research, plus some stuff that's just plain cool.
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    While this website is helpful, many of the apps do not seem to be useful to everyday browsing, excluding a few in the Education section of the article. Granted, I still went and downloaded a lot of those apps because, as Nathan said above me, they're pretty cool.
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    Browser extensions are definitely neat -- all the browsers have them now, pretty much. Firefox was the first browser to be extensible like this, so there tend to be a lot of extensions available for it. Zotero, which we're going to learn about next week, started out as a Firefox extension. I thought about defining "extension" in core concepts, but it's maybe a little more advanced than that. Extensions (also called "add-ons" and "plugins") are basically little apps that "plug in" to a big app.
Michael Olivarez

Technical history of ARPANET - 0 views

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    This website provides a simple timeline of ARPANET events
Liz Roberts

Basic HTML Tags - 0 views

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    This website shows the basics of writing HTML, and gives a rather long list of tags.
Natasha Taliferro

This Russian Software is Taking Over the Internet - 1 views

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    The Russian Open Source software, Nginx by Igor Sysoev, that runs not only Wordpress but also sites like Netflix, now runs 15 percent of all websites.
Jimin Kwon

Understanding a URL - 1 views

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    This web page has an easy and detailed explanation about what a URL is and its three basic parts: the protocol, the server name, and the resource ID.
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    In theory that's a good resource, Jimin, except that it's wrong. :) The "server name" could be anything, and has very little to do with the domain name. It is true that you can usually log in to a server (a remote computer) by giving whatever program you're logging in with the domain name, but that doesn't mean that the server itself has the same name as the website. That page is also very, very wrong in calling the the top-level domain (.org etc.) the "domain name." It's important to note that that page was almost certainly written by a librarian, not a tech professional. (Of course, I'm an English PhD, not a tech professional myself, but still.) And when I looked at the source code, I could tell that it was hand-coded in HTML, which indicates to me that it's probably many years old. Wish there were a "dislike" button. :)
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.
Jonathan Carmona

List of banned websites in China - 1 views

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_websites_blocked_in_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China

started by Jonathan Carmona on 11 Nov 13 no follow-up yet
Jonathan Carmona

Great Fire Wall of China - 1 views

http://www.greatfirewallofchina.org/ Type a website you like going to in this country and see if it is permitted in China or not.

started by Jonathan Carmona on 11 Nov 13 no follow-up yet
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