Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Getting People to Read Your Email

Matt Alderton suggests how to write better email subject lines .

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Marketing/Advertising

Quora offered some examples and stories about advertising.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Make School's Guarantee

Dennis Pierce writes about the Make School , a college which focuses on developing coding skills, and which offers to absorb the cost of tuition if graduates are not gainfully employed.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Questions Make Webpages Pop

Ann Smarty encourages web page developers to incorporate questions into page content. This will help web searchers match to your highly relevant content, and it helps structure the page.

Smarty provides some great takeaways:

  • Questions are useful on many levels, from audience research to conversion optimization and product development
  • As far as SEO is concerned, optimizing for questions helps you develop better-targeted copy and gain more organic search visibility (especially through appearing in featured and "People Also Ask" boxes)
  • Researching questions is an ongoing process: You need to be constantly discovering new ones and monitoring social media for real-time ideas
  • There are lots of tools to help you discover and organize niche questions (when it comes to organizing them, using your favorite tools or even simply spreadsheets is always a good idea)
  • Question research is not just for SEO or content ideation. It can help improve social media engagement, help you develop a better product, train your internal teams to better explain product advantages to clients, etc.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

State of Surveillance

Ruth Reader comments on the growth in surveillance technologies.

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Labor Organizing Using Corporate Email

Emily of Bloomberg News interviews Josh Eidelson, who reports that Google is lobbying to deny employees the right to organize a union using corporate email.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Childbearing and Middle-Class Status

Maria Lamagna shares statistics on the middle class and family size, highlighting how expensive it is to raise children at this time.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

iPhone Web Browsers

Peter Sayer and Gregg Keizer summarize the features of a dozen web browsers for iphones and ipads. These include:

  1. Ghostery Privacy Browser
  2. Yandex Browser
  3. Opera Browser

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Youtube and Big Screens

Joe Martinez warns that more people are drawn by Youtube to do web surfing on their large screen TV , and that web pages need to be designed to play well in such an environment.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Google Experiments With Messaging in Business Websites

Barry Schwartz gives examples of Google incorporating a text messaging option in experimental advertising it has developed for businesses.
Have you seen "Message this business" prompts when you use Google search?

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Numeric Keypad Design Over Time

Francesco Bertelli gives the history of numeric keypads , explaining the changes in their design over time.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Administrative Discretion

David Perlmutter suggests phrases an administrator should not say as well as those that must be said repeatedly .

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Learning Circles

Peer-to-Peer University is helping to establish learning circles around the globe.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Chrome Remote Desktop

J. R. Raphael provides an overview of Google Chrome's remote desktop service. It allows the user to access their computer from afar, whether they have a desktop or laptop running Windows, Mac, or the the Chrome operating system.

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Lunar Eclipse

Space.com provides a guide to the January 21 lunar eclipse, visible in much of the United States.

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Letter From a Birmingham Jail

Dr. Martin Luther King wrote "Letter from a Birmingham Jail " a portion of which is excerpted here by Mr. Kahn.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Presidential Vetoes

Z. Woolf explains the process for a U.S. presidential veto .

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Hydrogen as Fuel

Bob Soprokanich explains why hydrogen makes a worse fuel than gasoline in internal combustion engines. Not only does it have less heat density, its combustion in a nitrogen-rich atmosphere creates NOx.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Truck Driver Compensation

Ethel Jiang suggests that truck drivers should be paid a salary , as the driver's compensation is at risk if they face bad weather or road congestion.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Commitment to Stakeholders and Commitment to Learning

Wanda Thibodeaux explains how opposition to self-development is often a result of anxiety , and how such anxiety can be overcome by discussion and affirmation.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Obesity Research

Richard Hobbes discusses misconceptions about obesity which ruin millions of lives.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Massive Erosion Postulated 600 Million Years Ago

Keller et. all (2018) propose that perhaps a mile of surface crust was scraped from the earth by worldwide glaciers about 600 million years ago. MSN ran an illustrated synopsis of the article for the layperson.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Student Debt in America

Brian Alexander shares Bloomberg analysis of student debt.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Smartphone Apps for Daily Living

Bree Fowler shows how to access functions of the latest smartphone operating systems , including text magnification, hearing aid compatibility, tracking screen time, scheduling the sending of text messages, and keeping tabs on an elderly parent.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Innoculating Against Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Mel Greaves may have found the cause (and a possible method to block) the development of common acute lymphoblastic leukaemia , a disease which kills thousands of children each year. The disease seems to occur when the body has a common mutation and chronic inflammation.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Deleting Online Accounts

Thomas Germain shares how to delete unused or compromised online accounts .

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Friday, January 11, 2019

The Rise and Fall of Microsoft's Web Browsers

Gregg Keizer recounts how Microsoft inadequately supported its web browsers , allowing Chrome to become dominant.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Technology Tips for Mobile Devices

The staff of Computerworld suggest tips for using technology such as mobile apps.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Innovation Depends on Execution

Rob Enderle suggests that innovation depends on execution . As Enderle says, "to innovate, you can't just have great ideas. You have to execute them."

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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Identification Cards

Eli Zimmerman discusses the role of near-field communication in the administration of university identification cards.

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Monday, January 07, 2019

Copyright and Tattoo Creators

Jason Bailey discusses the copyright laws that restrict the use of tattoos in video games .

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Sunday, January 06, 2019

Sandboxing Windows

Serdar Yegulalp writes about Microsoft's development of a Windows sandbox software, and compares this new product with competitive offerings. Sandboxes allow developers to create apps within an environment which will not take down the host computer: if the app locks up, the sandbox can be deleted without interrupting the developer's other tasks or workflow.

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Saturday, January 05, 2019

U.S. Loses GPS Monopoly

Danny Crichton & Arman Tabatabai muse on the commercial implications of the development of competition in global positioning services . Japan is developing a highly accurate satellite system. Shiugenori Arai notes "the [Japanese] satellites can narrow margins of error to 10 cm or less, improving significantly on the American [GPS] system's roughly 10-meter window. China is mandating its phones use its Beidou constellation of satellites, and this may result in fragmentation of the cellphone market.

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Friday, January 04, 2019

The Pressures on the U.S. Stock Market

Emily Stewart describes pressures on the U.S. stock market .

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Thursday, January 03, 2019

Ancient Roman Technology

Alan Kay considers whether Ancient Rome could have developed the digital computer .

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Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Chinese Language and Worldview

Mo Chen writes about the trade-offs of using the Chinese language . I have read other posts by this writer to get an insider view of Chinese culture. Or about Chinese attitudes toward U.S. politics.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2019

The Digital Readiness Gap

John Horrigan reports on the digital readiness gap among adult learners. This Pew Research publication identifies levels of technical ability in the adult U.S. population.
Adults who struggle with technology will face a struggle with continuing their education, as online options provide flexibility and opportunities to take classes at inexpensive schools that are beyond commuting distance.

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