Sunday, July 27, 2003
New York hacker case highlights risks of using public computers For more than a year, unbeknownst to people who used Internet terminals at Kinko's stores in New York, Juju Jiang was recording what they typed, paying particular attention to their passwords.
Amazon Plan Would Allow Searching Texts of Many Books Executives at Amazon.com are negotiating with several of the largest book publishers about an ambitious and expensive plan to assemble a searchable online archive with the texts of tens of thousands of books of nonfiction, according to several publishing executives involved.
Founder of Web-based grocery store tries again with online newsstand When it launches later this month, consumers will be able to pay $4.95 a month for access to the archives of 150 publications.
Sunday, July 20, 2003
Saturday, July 19, 2003
Monday, July 14, 2003
A Recent Supreme Court Decision Allowing the Government to Force Public Libraries to Filter Users' Internet Access Is Less Significant Than It Might At First Appear The only real news in the American Library Ass'n case, in short, is Justice Breyer's proposed new standard for certain instances in which federal statutes condition funding on free speech restrictions.
Sunday, July 13, 2003
Moblogs Seen as a Crystal Ball for a New Era in Online Journalism On July 5, a few dozen mobile bloggers -- Web publishers who post photos, video and text to the Web from cell phones and other mobile devices -- gathered in Tokyo for the First International Moblogging Conference. The event was particularly resonant for author Howard Rheingold, who predicted in his book "Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution" that advances in technology would soon give everyone the tools they need to publish independent reports of news events as they are happening directly to the Web and other platforms.
Image Search Engines Many images that you can find on the Internet are not free. Before using any image, please read the website for usage/rights information, even if this page says the images are free. If you cannot find any, contact the person who created the image for permission to use it. I have done my best to include many free or somewhat-free tools here.
Research Firm Says Wi-Fi Will Go Bye-Bye Its high speed data transit capabilities of 40 to 60 megabits per second, in some cases nearly ten times as fast as Wi-Fi, low power requirements, its ability to penetrate walls, and use GPRS information make UWB an attractive option for all kinds of handy machine-to-machine communications.
Sunday, July 06, 2003
Ten Ways to Search Google Many people search Google using simple keywords strung together. Microdoc News has tested each of these ideas and has excellent results in finding more relevant results. The idea is, write your Google Search Query in a format that is likely to contain your information. Different ways of writing queries give different Google results. Try each of these and see how each provide quite different results.
Saturday, July 05, 2003
False Oracles: Consumer Reaction to Learning the Truth About How Search Engines Work Many online consumers think of search engines as online tools that help them to quickly find Web sites most relevant to their keyword queries, particularly when they are unsure of where to surf next. This trust in search engines may make them vulnerable while online, as they are largely unaware such navigation sites often accept fees in exchange for giving advertiser Web pages prominent placement on their search results pages.
Tribunes and Tribulation The Top 100 Newspaper Archives The newspaper industry has finally figured out a way to join the digital world...and not lose print subscribers. How? Make it more cost effective to get the paper delivered than to use an archive online!