Archive for the web-monitoring;data-mining Category

Using social media to find medical treatments and support

Posted on July 29, 2010 by

People with life altering diseases have a pressing need for information on the newest treatments and studies, including clinical studies which might stem the progress of their disorder. One website called “Patients Like Me” (www.patientslikeme.com)¬†allows people with major diseases like ALS, HIV, Parkinson’s, MS and others to connect with others in the same situation. They […]

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THE HACK ATTACK ON GOOGLE-WE SEE THE FUTURE

Posted on January 19, 2010 by

The hackers which penetrated Google’s defenses recently demonstrated a level of sophistication which paints a frightening picture of just how vulnerable the internet is. The hackers used a combination of encryption, stealth programing and found an unknown hole in internet Explorer. A dozen or more pieces of malware and numerous lawyers of encryption allowed the […]

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Google: Glimmer of a Soul?

Posted on January 13, 2010 by

Following on the heels of Google’s announcement that it may pull out of China, Joe Schoendorf, a Partner at Accel Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm told the New York Times “Google has Microsoft on the ropes, and China is arguably the world’s most important market outside of the U.S. You don’t walk away […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA TO PREVENT MURDERS AND SUICIDES?

Posted on December 14, 2009 by

This tidbit of creative thinking was found on the site of Jonathan Nguyen, who works in PR andcrises management. He saw a news story about George Sodini, who murdered three and wounded nine others in a Pennsylvania gym before killing himself. Sodini had talked about his plans on his blog, as have many others. Now, […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS eREADER EXPLOSION

Posted on December 8, 2009 by

According to Forrester Research, one of the major successes in social media in the near future will be the breakout of sReaders for books, magazines, newspapers and other publications. There are a number of reasons why eReader sales ar gorwing faster than expected including lower prices, more content availability and lots of media buzz. In […]

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MIND READING BRAIN SCANS LEAD TO COMMERCIAL USES

Posted on November 12, 2009 by

Technical advances in brain scanning now allow individuals to post electronic messages just by thinking them. Last month, Adam Wilson posted a message “Go Badgers” on Twitter and became the first person to post an electronic message just by thinking it, when aided by a scanning device developed at the University of Wisconsin. With a […]

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COMIC BOOKS TEACH KIDS READING AS WELL AS REGULAR BOOKS

Posted on November 7, 2009 by

A study of early childhood learning revealed that kids learn as much from comics as regular books and that teachers are now starting to use them as tools in the classroom. University of Illinois Professor Carol Tilly says that comic books and graphic novels had previously received a bad wrap but that the industry is […]

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INTERNET SEARCH VS. SURF BENEFITS COGNITION AND MEMORY

Posted on November 7, 2009 by

University of Missouri researchers have found that searching for specific information versus general internet searches benefit a person’s congitive capabilities, memory and emotional responses. This is the conclusion of Kevin Wise a Professor at The University f Missouri. His findings are published in the Journal of Modern media Psychology Theories and Applications 2009; 21(2).

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VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY TO CHANGE BUSINESS, MEDICINE AND VIDEO GAMES

Posted on July 19, 2009 by

We may be on the verge of a significant technological breakthrough, likely to change our lives in many areas. Virtual and augmented reality and the use of videoconferencing is expected to alter daily business functions; […]

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IS THERE A WAY TO STYMIE IRAN’S DEEP-PACKET SPYING?

Posted on June 23, 2009 by

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reported a disturbing story on it’s front page about how the Iranian government is not just blocking web access, it is engaged in “deep-packet inspection” of it’s citizens computers using technology developed by Siemans, AG and Nokia. Deep-Packet inspection is a form of data-mining in which equipment is installed to examine […]

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