EVELETH – You want to research something, but not sure what to do—or even if you do know how to search the Internet—there are a couple of things people should pay attention to. Search engines like Google, Bing and MSN (which uses Bing) are the most popular ways to search the Internet and get r...
There are over 1.1 billion websites on the internet, but the vast majority of all traffic actually goes to a very select list of them. Google.com, for example, has an astounding 28 billion visits per month. The next closest is also a Google-owned property, Youtube.com, which brings in 20.5 billion v...
Only sites backed by gold-standard research and still available online are included -- and researchers hope to make them easier to find ANN ARBOR, Mich. - From depression to weight loss, insomnia to cutting back on alcohol or cigarettes, the Internet teems with sites that promise to help people impr...
MRA and IMRO published this simple guide to Social Media Research (SMR) in 2010 in order to help researchers identify and find answers to the most important questions to SMR techniques. IntroductionSocial networks engulf everyday life. They represent a place to share news, ideas, and information o...
Researchers have recently developed the first reliable technique for websites to track visitors even when they use two or more different browsers. This shatters a key defense against sites that identify visitors based on the digital fingerprint their browsers leave behind. State-of-the-art fingerpri...
One thing most people are very good at is pretending. I was of the opinion that people cannot fake how they are for long, but recently a friend found out that the guy she was dating was married and has 2 children. She has been with him for 6 years! So yes, trusting anybody can be an issue, especiall...
Botto Bistro is far from the worst restaurant in America. But it doesn’t mind if you think so. A small Italian place in a strip mall across the bay from San Francisco, Botto is just a few miles from my house. The other night, I packed up the family and headed off for dinner. I remembered one of Bo...
America's biggest companies have been operating on the assumption for decades that certain personalities correspond to certain jobs, and one of the main tools they've used is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test. It assigns people one of 16 personality types based on how they meas...
Do you use Google Chrome? Do you want to become a Google Chrome guru? Read on! What follows are a collection of tips, tricks, and tools to help you get the most from Google Chrome. There are tips on speeding up the browser and making it consume less RAM, ways to increase your privacy, and extensions...
We put the web's three best browsers head to head. So which one comes out on top? Internet browsing has become an essential part of our day-to-day lives, but a lot of the time, we take for granted the software that we use to do it. Web browsers can have a huge impact on the way we perceive the inter...
Hidden algorithms reflect and amplify racism and other human biases, but researchers hope to fix them In 1796, German physiologist Franz Joseph Gall thought he had made a world-altering discovery. By carefully measuring the contours of the human skull, he hypothesized, one could infer information ab...
Researchers introduce 'Splinter,' a system to quickly search databases without showing the server what's being searched for When you search for something on the internet, it’s always been a given that your request will be recorded and stored — whether it’s a stock price, medical symptoms, or t...
Facebook’s AI Research Division has developed an incredibly powerful new tool that will enhance users’ photo searching capabilities, help the visually impaired, and protect against objectionable material and spam appearing on the site. “Until recently, online search has always been a text-driv...
Dozens of iOS apps that are supposed to be encrypting their users' data don't do it properly, according to a security researcher. Will Strafach, CEO of Sudo Security Group, said he found 76 iOS apps that are vulnerable to an attack that can intercept protected data. The developers of the apps have a...
Traditionally, the subject of legal research methods as studied at the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta was quite a straightforward exercise. It pertained to what in the literature is called ‘doctrinal research’ or the ‘black letter’ approach to research. Essentially, this type of ...
Since the 2016 presidential election, the concept of fake news has been in the headlines. News media pundits across the political spectrum have been expressing concern about the widespread dissemination of apocryphal and misleading information on the internet—especially via social media platforms...
Development of the net with regards to its services and functions as well as its reputation in the world today is often about the maximize with any passing day. The greater area of the world’s society is determined by the net since their important supply of facts. The online world has start n...
Being able to work remotely, or even build a company that’s remote, is not easy, but it’s possible today. Some of today’s most notable companies, including Basecamp, Buffer, Virgin, and WordPress are building companies with over 100+ employees all around the world. How did they do it? The...
News in the section ‘Context’ are not fakes. We publish them in order to provide you with a deeper understanding of the techniques and methods used by the Russian government in its information war. This research project by Aric Toler, a contributor at RuNet Echo and Bellingcat, offers a series o...
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A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper every published - freely available online. And she's now refusing to shut the site down, despite a court injunction and a lawsuit from Elsevier, one of the world's biggest publis...
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  Today the internet world has become very sensitive and with the growth of technology and more particularly digitization, the entire community has recognized the need for a Digital Copyright Law. While this may be the case, in recent times the awareness for copyright has increased dramatically...
Despite a century of speculation by managers and scholars, we know very little about whether certain cues or signs exhibited by employees can predict whether they’re about to quit. To help managers and companies identify employees at risk of quitting, we investigated this very question ...
Smart marketers know that marketplace insight is one of the most valuable benefits of social media. But knowing about social media research and actually conducting it are two different things. Here's what you need to know to get started in social media research, according to the following Insig...
Consumer interactions now commonplace in social media can be integrated into survey techniques to inspire a new generation to respond to questionnaires says Andy Buckley The way human beings communicate has constantly evolved, but the introduction of smartphones and social media heralded a significa...
In today’s digital age, social media competence is a critical communication tool for academics. Whether you’re looking to engage students, increase awareness of your research, or garner media coverage for your department, engaging in social media will give you a competitive edge. Here is a case...
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