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Space and subject classification

The importance of classification, like any other piece of information, is that it affects the way people think and behave. Let’s say that a big space story breaks, and the editors of The New York Times want someone to cover it. Each journalist has a beat: national, local, foreign, sports, business, science, etc. Space is classified under science, so the editors choose a science journalist. The science journalist will naturally…

Campaign Game Mimics Real Life

Political Machine is more a lampoon of American politics than a celebration or critique. The game leaves no room for depth or complexity in the candidates’ messages; each ad sounds exactly like the next. “John Kerry (or George Bush) opposes (or supports) drilling in ANWR. Support American values. Vote John Kerry.” The reporters all look alike, too. And newspaper coverage is as simple and sensational as can be. It’s actually…

Octopus

Many people tell stories of Giant Octopus or Squid, but I want to find out more about these “deadly” creatures and what they do. Ever since I was small, I thought how do they do all those cool things? Well, this search helped me find that information!!!!!!!! –Mike –Octopus (Orchard Hill Elementary School) A fifth-grader posts a diary about using the internet to search for information on octopodes. I would suggest…

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VistitorVille: Screenshots

A Web Analytics Information Explosion See your website visitors as animated characters in a virtual city Watch visitors move from page to page and interact with your site See buses (search engines) deliver new visitors to buildings Pull up detailed ‘Passports’ on any visitor Replay website traffic from any date or time View dozens of professional reports in an instant Provide Live Help And so very much more! –VistitorVille: Screenshots (VisitorVille)…

Dark Skyline

toronto’s western skyline seen from the cn tower’s lookout area. –Dark Skyline (Top Left Pixel) Julia, a friend of mine from my Toronto days, sent me a link to this photoblog, which features the sights of a city I remember fondly. This beautiful view from what some call a skyline-dominating tourist attraction (the CN Tower) was well worth a look. A thumbnail image doesn’t do this one justice — click the…

The Art of Blogging (Horace and St. Paul)

Each post is like DNA. It carries the core of your self-hood. Never commit to the web any remark, about the goat cheese you had served to you by your comely slave, or how the grape arbor was pruned on your Sabine Farm, or how you fell off your horse, or what Pippa drew on brown paper, without considering it from within the matrix of Author/Reader, Fool/Knave, Apparent Audience/Intended Audience.…