Knowledge Handler

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

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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