Knowledge Handler

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Google Indexes Social Networking

Google has indexed major social networking sites in nineteen languages, according to a Computerworld article by Juan Carlos Perez. I suspect this will eventually be subjected to a patent lawsuit, such as the one that Google and Microsoft are facing over instant search.

-DD

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mobile Web Technologies or Mobile Apps?

Tomi Ahonen wrote an insightful article on the "Full Analysis of iPhone Economics - It's Bad News. And Then It Gets Worse." The thrust of the article is that hiring someone to develop an iPhone app typically costs $30,000, but the vast majority of mobile users do not have iPhones. He recommends the companies spend a tenth the money and develop mobile websites or SMS campaigns for distributing mobile advertising or information -- strategies that will reach all smartphones and the majority of feature phones with one effort.
-DD

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Sunday, May 01, 2011

Plagiarism Goes Social

Marc Parry's "Plagiarism Goes Social" is a good account of plagiarism sources today.

-DD

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