ON THE WEST coast of Australia, Amanda Hodgson is launching drones out towards the Indian Ocean so that they can photograph the water from above. The photos are a way of locating dugongs, or sea cows, in the bay near Perth—part of an effort to prevent the extinction of these endangered marine...
wenty years ago, the experimental poet—and author of the recent Wasting Time on the Internet—Kenneth Goldsmith set out to create an online archive of concrete poetry, a partially visual art form that had largely fallen into disfavor by the mid-’90s. Such poems were designed to ...
When discussing data quality, we need to understand exactly what we mean by the word data. Often, the words information and data are used interchangeably, yet they are not the same thing. Data is, or are (depending on your knowledge of Latin), fundamental to business intelligence. But how do we...
With 'near me' mobile moments surging, contributor Jon Schepke contends that brands must use the context of location across all their search marketing efforts -- paid, earned and owned. The time has come for businesses to frame their search marketing in the context of a broader media landscape that ...
Presidents are men, nurses are women. Preschool teachers are female while engineers are male. Or at least that is what the image search results would lead online searchers to believe anyways. But a simple search engine plug-in is helping to fight those gender stereotypes — Re-Search displays ...
In a rapidly changing world economy, it’s a question that’s consistently at the top of everyone’s mind: what job skills do I need, and which will get me a job? Hunting for a job requires not only a specific set of strategies and techniques, but also a strong sense of confidence in yo...
Exams can be stressful, but scientific research offers tips on how students can improve their marks It's that time of year again: exams are here and students around the country are busy trying to cram as much information into their brains as they can. Trying to retain several months' worth of inform...
Marketers are working hard to convince you to buy their products in the home stretch of this Holiday shopping season. While working hard is important, working smart is more effective. To work smart, marketers need to better understand how to create more effective marketing content. Those that dive ...
The Internet Archive has been making waves lately, and not entirely by choice. The non-profit has been growing, and recently announced an intriguing new feature for its famous Wayback Machine that will make it far more useful, but it’s also been at center of a number of controversies ove...
A new survey of internet users suggests that people who use the internet excessively may have more mental health problems. Using two scales to evaluate internet use, researchers have found high rates of problematic internet use in a group of primarily college-aged students.  The researchers eva...
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Compare how many views your Google Maps photos get versus how many your competitors get in Google My Business insights. Google My Business has added a new metric to the insights section of the Google My Business dashboard. The new metric is photos; you can see how often people view your ph...
Starting an online store can seem intimidating, but after the initial leap, it works itself out naturally. Once you get the orders rolling in, you will need more and more tools to help with the current volume and to help gain more customers. These tools will help to make it easier when integrating v...
A new report is shedding light on the people benefiting from the explosive growth of the freelance economy. The Freelance Behaviour Report examines how freelancers live and work and what motivates them to choose freelancing over the traditional workp...
Gmail Supports a plethora of search operators to help you instantly find that elusive email message buried in your mailbox. You have size search – like larger_than:5mb – to find the big messages in your account. File search – like has:attachment filename:doc – w...
Welcome to this year’s list of the best job search websites for 2016. If you are new to job search, you probably have questions- how much money should I ask for, what questions will I be asked in an interview, what is the best way to find a job today, and many others. This definitive list is care...
When it comes to search, there's Google and there's everyone else -- the company is basically synonymous with searching the internet. But Omnity, a relatively new company from San Francisco, thinks own search that's based on "semantic mapping" offers something that Google can't do. Omnity's tr...
America has always had an underground sex trade, and for decades most pimps followed the same general script: they’d recruit sex workers on the street, in bars and in strip clubs. But over the past 20 years, the internet has become the major marketplace for the sex trade, with online advertisemen...
The human brain may be able to hold as much information in its memory as is contained on the entire Internet, new research suggests. Researchers discovered that, unlike a classical computer that codes information as 0s and 1s, a brain cell uses 26 different ways to code its "bits." They calculated t...
The next time you search for a business on the desktop version of Bing you may see some new social media integration in the right hand knowledge panel. Jennifer Slegg has spotted Facebook posts appearing in knowledge panels of certain brands and businesses. They are presented in a card-sty...
A masculinity expert says he fears heavy internet porn usage may have left up to one in 10 young men with erection problems. Dr Andrew Smiler said that easy access to endless streaming porn is leaving healthy young men with the sexual problem. He told The Independent: “The guys I see, most of...
In October, Google’s webmaster trends analyst said that the company would soon implement major changes to its search engine. The search giant will effectively create two separate search indexes: one for desktop web and another one that is more frequently updated for mobile. These changes...
The Library of Congress has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Digital Public Library of America, a portal that serves as a search engine into the collections of libraries, museums and archives around the country. The deal makes LOC a "content hub partner" with DPLA,  a non-profit or...
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Life is unpredictable, and unpredictable moments can create stress in our lives. Although stress is normal, excessive stress can be physically, emotionally and mentally draining. At its worst, stress can paralyze you and keep you from doing your goals, pinning you down to a spot where you may feel t...
Are you good at understanding and analyzing situations? Are you fond of solving math or science problems? If you said yes to both these questions, then you may have an investigative personality. The investigative personality types, also called “thinkers,”are those people who are more introspecti...
Are you interested in making your job search more effective moving forward? If so, then it doesn’t hurt to observe what others avoid to boost their effectiveness. Here are 9 things effective job seekers don’t do in their job searches. Carefully read them. Upon reading them, you’ll know what ha...

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