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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...
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...
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: good things come to those who are well prepared. Sure, good things also sometimes happen to people randomly, and that’s nice. But there’s nothing like the cool confidence of someone who really knows what he or she is doing. The same thing holds tru...
  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...

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