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The Internet in 2015

The Internet in 2015
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A Good Visual Explanation of The Word Wiki April 12, 2014 Today's post features a beautiful visual on the origins and meanings of the word "wiki". I thought you might be interested to discover some interesting facts behind the wide usage of this word in today's digital jargon. While the Oxford English Dictionary defines the word Wiki as " a web page designed so that its content can be edited by anyone", the origins of this word go back to the Haiwian creole. For Hawains, wiki stands for "quick" and is used as the name of a shuttle between terminals at Hnolulu international airport. Kidipede - History for Kids - Homework Help for Middle School Social Studies Own an iPod? Then youre suing Apple Several iPod users filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple. Now -- eight years later -- it's gaining steam iPod owners have been enlisted in a class-action lawsuit against AppleThe music service Harmony allowed users to play songs downloaded from the RealPlayer music store on Apple's iPodApple created a firmware update that blocked other music services from uploading songs to the iPod (Mashable) -- If you're one of the millions who purchased an iPod between Sept. 12, 2006, and March 31, 2009, you might be in for a surprising email. It states that you're being enlisted in a class-action lawsuit against Apple — though you do have the right to recuse yourself. The class-action lawsuit was originally filed by a customer in January 2005 and was ignited by the creation of the music service Harmony. But as any iPod user knows, songs must be loaded onto iTunes to be played on Apple's devices. Though RealNetworks has nothing to do with this case, the . © 2013

FAQ: All About The New Google "Hummingbird" Algorithm Google has a new search algorithm, the system it uses to sort through all the information it has when you search and come back with answers. It’s called “Hummingbird” and below, what we know about it so far. What’s a “search algorithm?” That’s a technical term for what you can think of as a recipe that Google uses to sort through the billions of web pages and other information it has, in order to return what it believes are the best answers. What’s “Hummingbird?” It’s the name of the new search algorithm that Google is using, one that Google says should return better results. So that “PageRank” algorithm is dead? No. Why is it called Hummingbird? Google told us the name come from being “precise and fast.” When did Hummingbird start? Google started using Hummingbird about a month ago, it said. What does it mean that Hummingbird is now being used? Think of a car built in the 1950s. When’s the last time Google replaced its algorithm this way? The new engine is using old parts? Yes. We don’t know.

How to Write a Book Most important: to write a good book, you need a good idea. No one wants to read a book without an idea, no matter how well written it may be. Always start with something to say . But let’s look at the practical aspect—how do you actually write a book? It turns out it’s not that difficult. In this case, the money part is easy: You need exactly zero dollars. The time cost is variable; some people write faster than others. Therefore, your main deliverables are . Let’s say you’re writing a non-fiction book. However, most of us aren’t actually able to write a decent book in just 60 days. Despite the need to think about structure, it’s also important to keep moving along however you can. Because you’ll be writing a lot, accept the fact that a good portion of the words you write won’t go in the final manuscript. Every day, keep working toward your quota. This process is usually either very tough or very fun. If you want to write a non-fiction book, well, follow the advice above. Tell us here .

5 Awesome Documentaries about Video Games and Gamers | Free Games Den Blog The gaming industry generates billions of dollars in sales every year. In fact, the gaming industry’s growth rate from 2005 to 2009 was actually more than 7 times the growth rate of the U.S. economy as a whole. And it shows no signs of slowing down. Simply put, gaming has gone mainstream. Not surprisingly, the gaming industry has proven to be a fascinating subject for filmmakers. Here are 5 of our favorite documentaries about games and gamers. 1. The King of Kong is a documentary that tells the story of a man trying to claim the world’s record for the highest Donkey Kong score. 2. Could you spend 18 hours a day playing a video game? 3. Who among us wouldn’t want to make a living playing video games? 4. Like The King of Kong, Chasing Ghosts focuses on arcade games. 5. Beyond the Game tells the story of the world’s two best Warcraft 3 players, Sky and Grubby. What are some of your favorite video game documentaries?

Amazing Hand Cut Map Art Karen O’Leary is famous for creating hand cut paper maps of popular cities. Careful elimination of unnecessary parts results in a beautiful artwork with the sharp contrast between the solid and void. Singapore Vancouver Sydney Atlanta Manhattan San Francisco London New Orleans Seattle Madrid BoredPanda Shop & Chocolate Skulls Gone Nuts Three delicious chocolate skulls with walnut / candy brain, sized:- 5 x 3.5 x 3cm (2″ x 1.38″ x 1.18″). Skulls available in: white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate,all possible combinations of the above. Brains available in: walnut, candy. This treats go carefully wrapped with FDA approved for direct food contact paper, inside a beautiful packaging. We reinforce the bubble mailing bags with extra bubbles to ensure their safety. Designer: sparganum

Eating My (Key)Words: Changing The Way We Think About SEO I have glimpsed the future of search, and it is not keyword-driven. While I have long been an advocate of using keywords as an indicator of a searcher’s intent, I am about to eat my words. The truth is that search is heading in a direction that most of us could not have foreseen… a technically complex and varied amalgamation of platforms, devices, and inputs. What I mean by this is that as the search engines become more focused on discovering user intent based on various elements that can be measured before a user even types anything — location, search history, mobility, circles, etc. — it becomes less important what that searcher actually typed in to access the SERP. Keywords In Real Life Take a recent example of how Google Now works. This is the future of keyword-based referral, and it’s one reason of many that you shouldn’t be too upset about “Not Provided” going to 100%. So Is SEO Finally Dead? No, SEO is not dead. But the future of SEO is all about optimization.

Improve Your Google Search Skills [Infographic] - How-To Geek - StumbleUpon Don’t limit yourself to just plugging in simple search terms to Google; check out this infographic and learn a search string search or two. You don’t need to limit yourself to searching just for simple strings; Google supports all manner of handy search tricks. If you want to search just’s archive of XBMC articles, for example, you can plug in XBMC to search our site. Get More Out of Google [HackCollege via Mashable] Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. How to Write a Statement of Teaching Philosophy - Manage Your Career By Gabriela Montell You've polished your CV and cover letter and lined up your letters of recommendation. Your application for a faculty position is ready, with one big exception: You're still struggling to write a statement of your teaching philosophy. The task is daunting -- even for the most experienced Ph.D.' Getting Started "Do I even have a teaching philosophy?" Of course you do, says Matt Kaplan, associate director of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan. If you don't have a lot of teaching experience, "think about the great teachers you've had and what made them so effective, what they did that inspired you to spend six years in graduate school at a cost of $1,000 a month," says Andrew Green, a Ph.D. counselor in the Career Center at the University of California at Berkeley. If you're still feeling overwhelmed by the task at hand, try to focus on concrete questions, as opposed to the abstract question of "What's my philosophy?" Keep It Short

Love Your Eyes - Keeping Your Eyes Healthy by Ultralase In celebration of World Sight Day we at Ultralase have immersed ourselves in the world of vision in order to produce this handy graphic containing facts and tips to help encourage you, and the rest of the world to Love Your Eyes. Help spread the Love Your Eyes word by sharing this page - using the Tweet, Like, etc buttons on the right. Embed this Infographic To embed this infographic in your website, simply copy and paste the code below into your webpage. <a href="/loveyoureyes/"><img src="/loveyoureyes/eyesV2.3_940.jpg" alt="Love Your Eyes Infographic" width="940" /></a><p style="margin:6px 0 12px; text-align:center; width:940px; font-family:Arial, sans-serif; font-size:10px;">Infographic by <a href="/">Ultralase</a> A few facts and tips to help inspire you to keep your eyes healthy THE HUMAN EYE IS COMPOSED OF MORE THAN 2 MILLION Working parts YOUR eyes are amazing BUT HOW DO YOU KEEP THEM THAT WAY? Start with a diet of... Studies show that what we eat can affect our vision...