Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Good News

Angus Hervey lists good things which occurred in 2017.

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Monday, January 08, 2018

Speaker Technology

David Neild reviews the audio technology for laptops and mobile devices, and suggests speaker specifications that will provide the best sound distribution.

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Sunday, January 07, 2018

Smart Speakers

Nick Routley provides information on the Smart Speaker market , including how people report using their devices such as the Amazon Echo or Google Home.

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Saturday, January 06, 2018

Technology Maintenance

David Neild suggests that we all need to periodically update or cleanse our technology tools.

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Friday, January 05, 2018

Android Security Apps

J. R. Raphael warns that security apps purchased for Android offer redundant protection to that offered by Google .

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Thursday, January 04, 2018

Windows 7 Retains Market Share

Gregg Keizer notes that Windows 7 is retaining market share even as Microsoft is promoting its retirement January 14, 2020.

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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Inequality

Preeti Varathan shares the observations of economist Angus Deaton, who said that some forms of inequality are fair, and others are unfair, and that good public policy recognizes the difference between them.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Hotmail History

Sean Gallagher reviews the technology and history of Microsoft's Hotmail , which has now been replaced by Outlook.com.

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Monday, January 01, 2018

Calendar Usage

Srinivas Rao sugests that consistently recording upcoming events in a calendar is better than creating daily to-do lists.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Ad Blockers: An Escalating Technology Battle

Devin Coldewey calls attention to the war developing between ad blocker technology and websites which require advertising revenue to survive.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Alcohol Abuse Growing in the United States

Gabrielle Glaser observes that alcohol abuse is a growing problem in the United States, especially among senior citizens.

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Coworking Workspaces

Steve King observes that remote workers can combat loneliness if they join a coworking workspace. King obtained statistics from former Surgeon General Vivrek Murthy, which indicate "Loneliness and weak social connections are associated with a reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a day and even greater than that associated with obesity."

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Some videos which describe pros and cons of coworking spaces include:


  • Chris Cooley shares what coworking is, and presents it as the way of the future.

  • Felena Hanson, founder of Hera Hub, promotes using a shared workspace with a strong sense of community.

  • Tony Bacigalupo warns that starting a coworking location requires complete dedication during the startup time, and provides tips for making the opening a success.

  • Sean Fodorko praises coworking spaces for small business owners needing a place to interact with peers.

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Physicians' Search Topics

Ryan Syrek reports on the top ten search strings used by physicians.

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Friday, December 08, 2017

Exponential Growth

Shane Parrish notes that exponential growth seems like magic to most minds.

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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Search Engine Optimization for Bloggers

Joe Goers discusses improving the search engine position of a blog .

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

10 Favorite Apps

Patrick Lucas Austin suggests 10 apps which he uses every day.

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Laptops in the Classroom

Susan Dynarski observes that laptops impede learning in the classroom.

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Monday, December 04, 2017

Digital Natives Are of All Ages

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Vanessa Kitzie, Erin M. Hood, and William Harvey have conducted research which shows that age is less important than previously thought in estimating a person's internet use.

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The Influence of Incentives

Shane Parrish shows how Hammurabi promoted reciprocity, accountability and incentives to promote desired behavior. Hammurabi's legal code may have influenced jurisprudence throughout the Middle East.

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Sunday, December 03, 2017

Make Time for Reading

Bernie Kinder describes how to make time for reading .

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Saturday, December 02, 2017

SOCarxiv

SOCarxiv is an index to open-source papers in the social sciences. While it currently has only a couple thousand papers, the publishers hope to see it grow.

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Friday, December 01, 2017

Open Access Archives

The Library of Congress provides a list of selected open-access archives in science, Technology and medicine.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Spoofing Google's Location Tracker

Bill Hartzer tells how one can fake their location using a Google Chrome extension, "Manual Geolocation" ( https://goo.gl/XA7ED5 ).

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Responding to E-mail

Richard Moy suggests how to set your email's auto-responder when taking a one day vacation.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

InterUniversity Graduate Seminar Experience

Emily Dolan and Jonathan Sterne recount the experience of teaching a course using teleconferencing between universities in Montreal and Boston.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Hiding Your Website

Patrick Stox suggests how to keep a website from being indexed by Google.

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Appreciating Individuals

Lydia Dishman says appreciation is an often overlooked stress-reducer and motivator

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Give Thanks for What You've Accomplished

Anna Meyer shares the value of a reverse bucket list .

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Interviewing for a Faculty Position

Manya Whitaker suggests how candidates for faculty positions should conduct themselves in an interview .

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EMP Danger to Civilization

Paul Ratner warns that any nation, including the U.S., is vulnerable to an EMP attack .

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

University Enrollment Decisions

Eric Hoover introduces the College Scholarship Tycoon game developed by Vox.
Hoover points out that money from the scholarship pot can either be given to poor first-generation students, or to wealthy students who are likely to financially benefit the university.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Sleep Deprivation

Phillip Perry reports that sleep deprivation slows neural activity .

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Tax Impact on Graduate Students

Eric Kelderman reports how the GOP tax plan would harm graduate students .

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Changing a Website File Structure Can Reduce Results

Joost De Valk warns that changing a site file structure may temporarily reduce the number of people who find your website.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Web Security

Johannes Beus suggests that more than half of all Web traffic uses secure (https) web sites.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Search Engine Optimization

Amy Biggart suggests a basic plan for search engine optimization .

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Google Now Estimates a Position's Wage

Nick Zakrasek reports that Google's job search offering now provides estimated salaries.

The original announcement for job search is here. -DD

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Information Curation by Librarians

Justin Sipher notes that librarians do more evaluation of information and information sources than in the past.

Mark Ray attempts to change the sterotypes for librarians.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Streamling Course Offerings to Improve Graduation Rates

Katherine Mangan observes that the University of Wisconsin at Superior is eliminating a couple dozen academic programs, streamlining course offerings in a hope of "making it easier for students to graduate on time ."

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Successful Telecommuting

Patty Azzarello offers seven suggestions for establishing telecommuting policies.
Sangeeta Shah Bharadwaj developed a Harvard Business Review case study on this topic.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Online or Onsite Courses

Beth McMurftrie examines research about the best mix of online and onsite classes . A blended environment seems to provide the best balance for student success.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Reviving the Brain Through Relationship

Brady Wilson in this video discusses how a brain can become tired and depressed, and how to revive a brain by connecting with others.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Receive an Answer

Zack Slayback offers a tip on receiving a response email from industry leaders.

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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Ten Thousand Experiment Rule?

Michael Simmons suggests that the " ten thousand hour rule " is not applicable to many firms. Simmons offers "attempts" as a more universal predictor of success.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Fake News

Eric Schmidt discusses fake news and foreign influence in U.S. information sources.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

University Endowments Threatened

Ben Myers and Brock Read scoured the proposed U.S. Tax Code revisions, and conclude that the private universities with large endowments will need to pay additional tax if the section 5103 of the Act is not revised.

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Open Education Resources and Social Justice

Robin DeRosa suggests that the use of Open Education Resources may be a social justice issue.

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Monday, November 06, 2017

Changing Viewer Audience

Peter Minnium reviews statistics on the decline of television and the rise of online video , concluding with ideas for marketing which use video technology.

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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Ancient Books

Sarah Laskow searched for the oldest books in major libraries - and their stories .

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Saturday, November 04, 2017

Google's New Location Restrictions

Fili Weise suggests that Google's location restriction on search results may be due to legal pressure, such as "Right to Be Forgotten" laws in some nations.

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Friday, November 03, 2017

Marketers, Avoid Resending Emails

Scott Heimes suggests that sending copies of former emaisls as reminders can be bad for marketing because users are likely to unsubscribe to your list, and ISPs may see the duplicate emails as spam.

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Universities Face New Regulation

Corrine Letsch reports that new regulation requires U.S. universities utilize with new cyber practices to comply with regulations.

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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Google Travel Data

Andrew Hawkins reports that Google will cease providing airline travel data to third party developers in April, 2018. There are alternatives.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Enrolling Felons

Erin L. Castro, Rebecca Ginsburg, and Marc M. Howard write about the difficulty felons have in enrolling in a university .

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Google Penalizes Some Webmaster Practices

Kasmar Szymanski, with SearchEngineLand, has prepared a guide for webmasters about Google penalties . Google can remove a site from its index if it has:

  • Major and pure spam problems
  • Spam problems
  • User-generated spam
  • Hacked content spam
  • Incorrect structured data
  • Unnatural outbound links

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Personal Financial Success

Kristin Wong muses on what personal financial success consists of....

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Perminantly Archive Web Content

Jennifer Slegg encourages webmasters to archive old news content rather than deleting this old material.

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Investment Warnings

Tren Griffin shares what he learned about investing from Ray Dalio.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Meta Description

Gabka Koscova provides tips on writing a meta description for a web page.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Richard Thaler's Tips for Personal Financial Success

James Dennin interviews Nobel-winning economist Richard Thaler, and receives five tips for personal economic success.

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