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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. 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?”

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 5 Awesome Documentaries about Video Games and Gamers 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.

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. 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.

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.'s -- but it's increasingly difficult to avoid, as a growing number of departments are requiring applicants to submit such statements in their job applications. We talked to dozens of professors and administrators to learn what they look for when they read a statement of teaching philosophy, and we assembled their advice on getting started and avoiding some costly mistakes.

A peek inside Microsoft’s new ‘design-first’ development strategy A few weeks ago, I highlighted a new data-analysis tool from Microsoft that automatically analyzes and visualizes data as users type into a search bar. The feature, called Q&A, is an impressive piece of technology, hiding some complex computations under a deceptively simple user interface. That was no mistake. 17 Original Batman Dark Knight Trilogy Posters From The Web Leave a comment comments Tags: batman, batman posters, dark knight, dark knight fan posters, dark knight original poster The Stories Behind The Top 20 Most Famous Car Logos Date: 25 Jul 2008 Comments: 25 so far All brands of cars have a story, and logos are those that bear them in history. In this article we present the most popular auto logos of the world.

Smart Machines: IBM’s Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing Now available from Columbia Business School Publishing: Smart Machines: IBM’s Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing—by John E. Kelly III, Director of IBM Research, and Steve Hamm, writer at IBM and former business and technology journalist—introduces readers to the fascinating world of "cognitive systems," allowing a glimpse into the possible future of computing. Today, the world is on the cusp of a new phase in the evolution of computing--the era of cognitive systems. The victory of IBM’s Watson on the TV game show Jeopardy!

10 classic games you can play online - Photo Remember those great games from your youth? They're right here, available for you to play right now. The nifty thing about living in the future, as we do, is that you can play a lot of those games you loved as a kid right here in your browser. See, for example, these ten...