7 tips for communicating with people with disabilities
Glenda Watson Hyatt, who blogs at Doitmyselfblog.com (“Your Accessibility Conscience”), gave an extraordinary presentation here at the SOBCon, Business School for Bloggers, talking about how to make websites and blogs more accessible to the disabled. It took her three months to perfect her presentation. I conducted a video interview with her that I’ll post here soon.
Best Reverse Image Search
Reverse Image Search is the ability to search the web based on an image instead of a text query. You can look up similar or matching images by providing a source image. If you want to check whether your images have been published somewhere online without your permission, or just want to find the origins of an image then you can perform a reverse image search to find all the copies of the image on the Internet. There are numerous reverse image search engines in the market, but below are the best and most popular reverse image search engines.
HOW TO: Use Twitter’s Advanced Search Features
There's an astonishing amount of information to be gleaned from mining the amazing real-time stream of information Twitter provides. Twitter search is an extremely powerful way of turning up some of those answers. Even using only plain text queries can turn up lots of valuable information about what people are talking about right now. But you can go even deeper than plain text queries. They're not too well publicized, so it's all too easy to forget they even exist. We wanted to jog your memories and highlight a few of the cool advanced operators that can help you turn up sometimes surprising results.
Quintura - visual search engine
Quintura - visual search engine Quintura - visual search engine for hotels ⚫ London hotels ⚫ Manchester hotels ⚫ Liverpool hotels ⚫ Bournemouth hotels
Largest data breaches of all time
As Sony deals with their most recent data breach of one million passwords, we look at the the largest data loss incidents on record, according to DataLossDB. As I'm sure you know, Sony has been having all sorts of data breach problems lately — namely a million passwords from the Sony Pictures site, 77 million accounts from the PlayStation Network, and nearly 25 million user accounts from Online Entertainment. I was curious how these recent attacks compared to the largest known data loss incidents, so I headed over to DataLossDB.
By Request - Good Alternatives to Google Image Search
This morning I received an email from a reader that has been frustrated by the results her students are getting when they search on Google Images. Rather than relying on the filters on Google Images to generate good results for students, give one of these other sources of images a try. The Morgue File photo collection contains thousands of images that anyone can use for free in academic or commercial presentations. The image collection can be searched by subject category, image size, color, or rating. You will find a mix of images that don't require attribution along with some that do require attribution so pay attention to the labels that come with each picture. Morgue File is more than just a source for free images.
Security and Protection: Understand the Social in a Crime Network and How to Protect Yourself
While the following is a bit off-topic, my head is spinning with all the layers and networks I’ve uncovered within this recent experience. A friend of mine called this a combination assembly line meets Wikipedia of crime social networks. It begins with my car being broken into and my purse stolen a few months ago, explores the social web of a crime network, and ends with some helpful tips and techniques for protecting yourself online and off.
Topsy - Instant social insight
With iOS 9, Search lets you look for content from the web, your contacts, apps, nearby places, and more. Powered by Siri, Search offers suggestions and updates results as you type. There are two ways to use Search on your iOS device. Quick Search
Guide to shooting better online video
The Canon Vixia HV40. Tips on video equipment, interviewing people on camera & more Target audience: Nonprofits, social change organizations, videographers, educators, foundations, businesses, individuals. This is part of Creating Media, our ongoing series designed to help nonprofits and other organizations learn how to use and make media.
Carrot2 Search Results Clustering Engine Carrot2 organizes your search results into topics. With an instant overview of what's available, you will quickly find what you're looking for. Choose where to search: Type your query: More options
The closing of American academia
It is 2011 and I'm sitting in the Palais des Congres in Montreal, watching anthropologists talk about structural inequality. The American Anthropological Association meeting is held annually to showcase research from around the world, and like thousands of other anthropologists, I am paying to play: $650 for airfare, $400 for three nights in a "student" hotel, $70 for membership, and $94 for admission. The latter two fees are student rates. If I were an unemployed or underemployed scholar, the rates would double. The theme of this year's meeting is "Traces, Tidemarks and Legacies."
Oil giant Saudi Aramco back online after 30,000 workstations hit by malware
Aramco, Saudi Arabia's national oil company, said on Sunday that the company was back in operation ten days after a massive malware outbreak hobbled 30,000 workstations at the company. In a statement on the company's Facebook page (content alert: Facebook page contains images of extremely phallic architecture), Aramco said that it had "restored all its main internal network services" that were affected by a malware outbreak on August 15. The attack was attributed to "external sources."