Monthly Archives: February 2012

Individual Conferences

On Thursday, March 1, you will be meeting with me in my office (VC 7-290K) for Individual Conferences. Please make sure to be on time with a copy of your most recent draft. There will be no regularly scheduled class … Continue reading

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I’m Feeling Lucky!

Google has changed the way we do research because it has made thousands of pieces of information more accessible. It has made knowledge more accessible because now with just a few keywords you have thousands of sources of information in … Continue reading

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Thinking about the internet…

Throughout the weekend for the first time in years i spent the whole day on the computer. This actually was just to see what I’ll do on it. my expectations about this “experiment” was i would get bored after about … Continue reading

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The Internet has made the world a smaller place. Networking sites such as facebook, twitter, myspace, youtube, tumblr etc. has made talking to people, meeting people, and staying untop of latest news faster and easier. Also search engines such as … Continue reading

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Free Choice: Google? It Won’t Judge Us

Nowadays, when we want to find something out, we tend to “Google it” rather than go read a book or find the wanted information from another source. All the information is in the reach within us on our computers. Google … Continue reading

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Its Time Part 2

Other issue that has been affecting the U.S for more than decade now would have to be the war in Afghanistan. Since the war began on October 7, 2001 there have been about ninety thousand American soldiers fighting to protection … Continue reading

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Free Writing

I remember a couple of days ago, my internet was extremely slow. I did a couple of speedtests and got around 10mbit/500kbit. For some, it’s very fast and for others; like me, it’s extremely slow. I can’t download music, play … Continue reading

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Chapter 8 & 9- Are you a Google-ian?

In this week’s reading of chapter eight and nine of Nicholas Carr’s book, “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains” he interestingly discuss about intelligence and the foundation of Google. I found the foundation of Google and … Continue reading

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Online Filter bubbles

One part that I found interesting was the quote that describes their hopes for Google as “something that understands exactly what you mean and gives you back exactly what you want”. That reminded me of a speech that I saw … Continue reading

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Reading Log

    I used to have a habit of saving any English words that appear strange to me or I have never encountered in my life into my iphone dictionary. I did this for the sole purpose of increasing my … Continue reading

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