… And Facebook for All – All the Rest of It

July 19, 2018 No Comments

… And Facebook for All – All the Rest of It What’s the rest of it? There are really only two areas that I haven’t delved into: Groups and Notes (and keep in mind, FB changes constantly, so these could go away). Groups Groups: a lot more self-explanatory than you might expect. They are, of […]

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Pegasystems Buys Indian Social Analytics Company

July 19, 2018 1 Comment

Pegasystems Buys Indian Social Analytics Company According to the Boston Business Journal, Cambridge-based Pegasystems has acquired MeshLabs. The thinking was to expand Pegasystems and its means of crawling the web and pulling Twitter data. Pegasystems’ technology could extract tweets mentioning certain companies. But it was unable to filter anything beyond that. Purchasing MeshLabs, enhanced this […]

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Quinnipiac Assignment 08 – ICM501 – Polarization, Partisanship, and Politics

July 19, 2018 No Comments

Polarization, Partisanship, and Politics Polarization, Partisanship, and Politics. The internet has brought a lot of people together in communities. At the same time, it has also driven people apart. Or has it? Y2K and Bush v. Gore – That was the Year Close American Presidential elections are nothing new. The Hayes-Tilden election of 1876, after […]

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Quinnipiac Assignment 05 – ICM501 – Impression Management Online

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Impression Management Online I am one of many people who were born before the Internet existed. It can be a bit comforting to know that any youthful indiscretions are not on record anywhere. It’s not on file. You know that whole thing about, “This is going on your permanent record?” That doesn’t exist. Or, at […]

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Quinnipiac Assignment 04 – ICM501 – Search and Algorithmic Surfacing

July 19, 2018 1 Comment

Search and Algorithmic Surfacing In Google We Trust We trust Google. Or, at least, it seems that way.  In Search Engine Society (pp. 85-117). Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. [Library Catalog Entry | Posted to “Course Materials” on Blackboard], Lavais says, “In examining how adolescents search the web, one research study (Guinee, Eagleton, & Hall 2003) noted their reactions to failed […]

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