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Posts Tagged ‘CPSC 104’

Oh Zotero, where have you been all my life?

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Zotero may sound like an intergalactic romance novel hero, but in actuality it is an extremely awesome add-on to the Mozilla Firefox Browser. If you download the add-on and sign up for an account at Zotero you can instantly start collecting your research materials. After you have set everything up, you can go to various […]

Something Wiki this way comes…

Monday, May 24th, 2010

I once overheard a comment in the hallway that was something to the effect of, “I like, always use wikipedia in my papers, I just like, never cite it. Tee hee.” Not only was I appalled by the superfluous use of the word “like” in this student’s commentary, but I was shocked by the frank […]

The Day UMW Encouraged Facebook Usage in Class = Best. Day. Ever.

Friday, May 21st, 2010

When my daily assignment for Computer Science 104 was to sign up for facebook, I was completely devastated…not! Seriously, this was the best assignment ever contrived. I am already on facebook constantly, but it is usually a hinderance to my completion of assignments. When the assignment is facebook, I can complete my assignment and cyberstalk […]

Going Viral; How YouTube Has Changed the Criteria for International Fame

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The criteria for fame has evolved throughout the years has evolved with technology. Prior to mass literacy, fame was achieved through word of mouth and was limited to monarchs, religious leaders and war heroes. When mass literacy came about fame was extended to authors and characters, fictional and real, that they wrote about. Radio brought […]

Meta-Blog

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

I have been blogging and reading other blogs for several years now. One of my absolute favorite blogs is http://www.2birds1blog.com/. It is a comedy blog written by two people from D.C. and it is hysterical. I like the idea of blogging, but the popularity of blogging is a double edged sword. The massive amount of […]

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