Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Skype Translate

Andy Patrizio comments on the unveiling of Microsoft's translation app for Skype , labeling it "seriously impressive."

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Predictions for the Web in 2039

Nathaniel Borenstein recalls the early days of the Internet in this video clip, and then makes predictions about the implications of connectivity over the next 25 years.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Employment Interviewing Via Skype

Matt Gnaizda shares four important tips that help a person look good in Skype interviews .

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Driverless Cars and Law Enforcement Funding

Colin Neagle muses on how "Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets ."

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Copyright Infringement

John McNamara notes that an Ohio felon, who was incarcerated in part for pirating films, was subjected to watching a pirated film repeatedly.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

DuckDuckGo

Zach Miners reports that database DuckDuckGo has redsigned its search, adding auto-suggest and local results.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Internet of Things

J. D. Sartain muses "Will the Internet of Things Become the Internet of Broken Things? " The article notes the huge amounts of raw data that will be generated by networking prosaic devices, and the challenge of properly using this data.

Robert Mitchell proposes that enterprises start getting ready for the deluge of sensor information, and lists four considerations for companies.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Social Media

Christopher Null gives seven ways to use social media to get work done.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Linux for Newbies

Jon Gold shares his opinion of "The Best Desktop Linux Distributions for Newbies ."

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Net Neutrality and Bandwidth

Steven Patterson sounds an alarm about the network speeds in the United States if net neutrality becomes a thing of the past. He provides links to a U.S. Government report by Internet2.edu which calls for more network capacity, and references Akamai's State of the Internet Report, which shows rapid bandwidth increases in other nations.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

E-mail Subject Lines That Get Attention

Janelle Estes, working for Neilsen-Norman Group, shares tips for e-mail subject lines which get attention. The big tip is to succinctly convey your message in the first forty characters.

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Friday, May 09, 2014

Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 8.1

Ms. Smith reveals Windows 8.1 keyboard shortcuts.

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Thursday, May 08, 2014

Metadata Health Check Done By OCLC

OCLC researchers Wouter Kool, Brian Lavoie and Titia Van der Werf did a health check of digital preservation, and share their concerns about the current state of metadata in their twenty page report.

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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Zeef and Other Curated Directories

Zeef advertises itself as a directory of information curated by subject experts. However, when I sought information on my university or several other topics with a substantial web presence, I discovered that there was little or no content on the topics. This company might offer opportunities for a person who wants to curate a specialized website in their area of expertise.

A more mature example of a curated directory would be ABOUT.COM or the Internet Public Library.

-DD

 

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Cloud Collaboration Tools

Robin Good has developed a list of online collaboration tools that extends well beyond Google Docs and Skype.

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Friday, May 02, 2014

Ten Security Risks Small Businesses Cannot Ignore

Ellen Messmer lists "Ten Security Risks Small Businesses Cannot Ignore ."

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