Online research is not only easy for the researcher, but also cost effective. You can survey a large group at barely any price online. However, a researcher will have several options to choose from when deciding a research method, and to decide on the best one for his task there are some things he s...
Sometimes performing a search at Google can be a frustrating experience. Sometimes you may be searching for the most up-to-date information about a particular subject only for some old, outdated resources to appear. Or perhaps you’re looking for a specifically-named product only for Google to show...
Do you check your text messages while giving your child a bath? Do you take your Blackberry with you on romantic walks with your spouse? Or do you feel a compulsive need to check email even though you know you have other tasks to finish? If so, you may be suffering from online overload. The fast pa...
For most people, Internet research involves little more than putting a search query into Google and hitting return. But for others, such a basic search just won't cut it. Perhaps you are writing a doctoral dissertation and need to carry out in-depth research on your topic, or maybe you're researchin...
From reading emails to managing status updates on mobile devices 24/7 with an all-you-can-eat data plan - we are consuming information like never before.   Forget about describing bytes as mega and giga, think exa and zettabecause by 2016 there may be the data equivalent of every movie e...
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...
  In the course ‘Methodology for Urbanism’ we discuss why Wikipedia cannot be considered a reliable academic source. This is because Wikipedia is not “peer reviewed”. Peer reviewing means that to be accepted as authoritative, a text must be reviewed by a team of recognized special...
In the modern world, wide usage and the easy accessibility to computers and the internet has increased people’s dependency on technology. Computers and the internet have become the vital hub for people’s various needs. Therefore, acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge regarding computers a...
When you use most search engines, you're just scraping the surface of the World Wide Web. There's much more. What we commonly call the Web is really just the surface. Beneath that is a vast, mostly uncharted ocean called the Deep Web. By its very nature, the size of the Deep Web is difficult to ca...
Some kids are using computers or electronics before they can even talk in complete sentences. However, just because we start kids out ridiculously early on electronics, doesn’t mean they automatically grow up to know how to use the Internet properly. From early elementary age, students are expect...

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