Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Paywall: A Story of Scholarly Journals

Paywall is a movie which exposes the huge profits made by scholarly journals.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Learning Strategies

Deep Patel suggests different study habits and lifestyle changes which should improve learning.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Fear and Leadership

James Heskett asks if inspiring fear should be a tool of modern leadership.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Customer Service

Debbie Qaquish reviews the basics of extraordinary customer service .

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Folding Phone Displays Panned

Mike Elgan expresses concern that the hype for folding smart phones will disappoint buyers. Elgan's feeling is that these devices are not ready for release due to cost, fragility, and lack of the specialized software required.

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Social Media Trends

John Hall discusses social media trends that will make the news in 2019.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Consumers and Arbitration

Mark Egan, Gregor Matvos, and Amit Seru analyzed nine thousand arbitration cases and found that consumers had some disadvantages. They conclude that "Evidence suggests that limiting the respondents’ and claimants’ inputs over the arbitrator selection process could significantly improve outcomes for consumers."

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Employee Recognition

Christina Wood suggests ideas for employee recognition .

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Android Security Resources

J. R. Raphael suggests resources for improving Android security .

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Web Packaging for Chrome

Paul Krill reports that Google's Chrome browser team is developing a technology called "Web Packaging ". According to Krill, this allows the publisher to "sign a single HTTP exchange so the signed exchange can be served from any caching server. When the browser loads the signed exchange, the publisher’s URL could be shown in the address bar because the signature in the exchange is proof that the content came from the publisher’s origin." This will enhance the speed and security of transmission of information to Chrome browsers. The earliest that this will be available is in Chrome version 71.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Chronological Rainfall Distribution

Angeline Pendergrass and Reto Knutti report that generally half of all precipitation falls on twelve days in a location.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

TV and Digital Entertainment Distribution

Google has published a report titled "The convergence of TV and digital: How broadcasters are building for success ."

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Deep Fakes

J. M. Porup describes how deep fakes are created and why deep fakes are controversal.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Search Engine Optimization Trends

Trends or issues that were covered in this article include:

  • Mobile first indexing
  • Page speed
  • Brand as a ranking signal
  • GDPR compliance
  • Amazon search

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Social Media Trends

John Hall reports on social media trends .

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Ethan Bernstein, Jesse Shore, and David Lazer authored a study on "How intermittent breaks in interaction improve collective intelligence ." Roberta Holland summarized this report, with the statement "'Always On' Isn't Always Best for Team Decision-Making ."

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Oral History at Thanksgiving

Dave Isay talks about the opportunity to collect oral history at family holidays

such as Thanksgiving. -DD

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

iPad Pro as a Laptop Replacement

Johnny Evans suggests how an iPad Pro can stand in for a laptop on a business trip.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Career Modeling

Leonard Cassuto reports on the typical trajectory of a history major's academic career .

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Best Android Apps

J.R. Raphael recommends the best Android apps .

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Stories on Google SEO

Barry Schwartz links to stories about Google SEO.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Paywall

Paywall is a documentary about the need for open access journals.

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Friday, November 09, 2018

Trust Is Essential to Profits

Gregg Sterling says that loss of trust can cost firms billions in revenue, citing an Accenture study.

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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Bing Crawls the Web

Alexis Sanders shared Frédéric Dubut's presentation on how Bing crawls the Internet indexing information.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Google Reviews Statistics

Bright Local conducted a study of Google Reviews and found that specific service industries (hotels, bars, restaurants) seem to be more likely to have reviews, while professionals such as accountants are less likely to have Google reviews.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2018

First-Generation Students

Marcia Chatelain expresses why first generation college students require additional support .

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Accelerated Mobile Pages

Jim You notes that slow loading times cause site abandonment, making accelerated mobile pages (AMP ) critical for site success. Searchengineland has run stories on designing a site for AMP.

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Monday, November 05, 2018

Journaling Has Benefits

Roger Shuy praises the power of journaling in clarifying the mind and communicating with others.

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Sunday, November 04, 2018

Google's Discover Feed

Barry Schwartz reports that Google's mobile interface now automatically provides Google's "Discover Feed ."

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Saturday, November 03, 2018

Teaching Tips

The Chronicle of Higher Education offers a collection of "Two Minute Video Tips " prepared by experienced university teachers.

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Friday, November 02, 2018

Bing Image Search

Barry Schwartz says that Bing has updated its image search .

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Thursday, November 01, 2018

Source for UniCode Icons

I was seeking an icon for a paperclip, and discovered the site https://www.utf8icons.com/character/128206/paperclip . There are several sources like this on the web, but I like that this offers a variety of code options.

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