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Introduction Each day more and more government agencies, foundations, corporations and other grantmakers are adding information to the Internet. In addition, information on individuals' wealth is also readily available. Most of this information can be found by going directly to Web pages or to spec...
There are so many different tools and technologies available on the internet today, and so many associated terms and concepts. As I think about topics to focus on here in the coming months, I want to make sure we’re touching on the most important ones. What are the most important internet technolo...
Google, MSN Search, Yahoo!, AOL, and most other search engines collect and store records of your search queries. If these records are revealed to others, they can be embarrassing or even cause great harm. Would you want strangers to see searches that reference your online reading habits, medical his...
Quality content is a hard sell. Sure, people get that content is important — but getting people to invest the time and resources needed to make content great isn’t easy. It’s not enough to tell decision makers you need quality content. In order to make the case for it, you have to demonstrate...
Just about every online business or business with a website uses an analytics tool to track traffic. However, more often than not, business owners and managers do not take full advantage of the information contained in analytics reports - or they don't know how to.   So how should businesses ...
(ISNS) -- Wikipedia isn't just a website that helps students with their homework and settles debates between friends. It can also help researchers track influenza in real time. A new study released in April in the journal PLOS Computational Biology showcased an algorithm that uses the number of pag...
As Wikipedia has become more and more popular with students, some professors have become increasingly concerned about the online, reader-produced encyclopedia.   While plenty of professors have complained about the lack of accuracy or completeness of entries, and some have discouraged or trie...
The pedagogical contribution of such sources can be more than aesthetic. In some cases, the medium is where the message lies: Art history, music, and film courses all rely on “owned” or copyrighted works. Unfortunately, even in small and private class settings, securing permissions for those mat...
With blogging comes great responsibilty. You define the content of your weblog and you carry the full responsibility for every word you’ve published online. More than that, you are responsible for comments in your posts. To make sure you fulfill your legal obligations, it’s important to know, wh...
Nowadays the Internet is a wide-open source for information, entertainment, and communication. Many people believe that anything and everything go in cyberspace. I believed that myself, until becoming more informed. Sometimes, in a quest for knowledge and entertainment Internet users cross over a hi...

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