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A Web Summit in Dublin Gives Lessons for All

Hulya Aksu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Hulya Aksu

Last week, I participated with my startup company, CriticMania, in the Web Summit technology conference in Dublin. CriticMania was shortlisted for a s...

A Place of One's Own -- Online

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

I've been writing in these pages about the intersection of technology and pedagogy at colleges of the liberal arts and sciences.

People Aren't Seeing the Legal Problems Ahead With Google Glass

Jure Klepic | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jure Klepic

If Glass is everywhere, can anyone have a reasonable expectation of privacy, or should we all be required to act in such a way that we wouldn't mind having a photo of us doing something posted for all the world to see?

WATCH: I Went Viral... And It Led To Internet Cruelty

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

From Grumpy Cat to Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, videos and user-generated memes have transformed ordinary individuals into stars. With each c...

For Everyone Tired of Hearing That Learning to Code Is Easy, the Real Scoop

Adda Birnir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Adda Birnir

If you feel like learning to code is hard, you are NOT alone! Learning to code IS hard. And frustrating. Sometimes, you will get stuck on a problem for hours and then be annoyed when you finally discover a relatively simple solution.

Knowing Everything -- When You Need To Know It

Dr. Michelle Selinger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Michelle Selinger

Imagine a future where learning happens spontaneously within and beyond the walls of educational institutions -- where you have immediate, contextualized access to what you need to know to improve every aspect of your life. In the future, massive connectivity will enable learning to be connected, integrated, flexible, and meaningful for all, everywhere, anytime.

How the Chromecast Shows Google's Changing Priorities

Joseph Farrell | Posted 11.30.2013 | Technology
Joseph Farrell

Chromecast is another step towards breaking the iron grip current providers, like cable, have on content distribution and the living room.

Do Paywalls Change the Engagement Equation?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.30.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Jake Batsell seems to think so, saying that while advertising-driven models of digital journalism aim to maximize page views, when news organizations ...

8 Tips to Help You Increase Your Website Conversions

Don Dodds | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Don Dodds

When a visitor to your website shifts from reading content to another website activity, it is considered a conversion. The following tips will assist you in designing a website conversion strategy for your website.

Distance Learning: Best Apps, Tools and Online Services

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Scott Steinberg

For modern educators looking to provide the best tools and services for distance learning solutions, here are a dozen top resources to consider.

Pemberly Digital Finds Success Bringing Jane Austen To YouTube (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.12.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

The stars of Pemberley Digital's "Welcome To Sanditon" YouTube series - Kyle Walters, Allison Paige and Daniel Vincent Gordh - explain what it's lik...

Trustworthy Journalism in a Fact-checking-free World

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.24.2013 | Media
Craig Newmark

Our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful to account. In return, we buy the products of news outlets, and give news professionals certain protections, like the U.S. First Amendment and shield laws.

Facebook and GMO "Friends"

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 09.14.2013 | Technology
Jeffrey P. Colin

Facebook is one of the world's dominant social networking websites. It has changed the way that people view online interactions, and many other aspect...

Change Our Story: A New Societ-e

Peter Buffett | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

People are starting to gather around deeply personal and unique aspects of themselves -- and because of their sheer number and the ease of personal expression, the Internet is providing a much more nuanced look at behavior and true ideology.

The Internet of Nothing: How the Web Could Collapse

Matthew DeBord | Posted 09.01.2013 | Technology
Matthew DeBord

Due to smartphones and the envelope-pushing of technologies such as Google Glass, we've been collectively indoctrinated into an omnipresent cult of irresistible consumer Web evolution.

The 'Intelligent Platform' for the Global Web: Akamai's Infrastructure Reach

James Grundvig | Posted 08.31.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

To think that Akamai, guiding a third of the world's web traffic, was created at the apex of the Dot Com era in 1998, went through their IPO in 1999, ...

Convos With My 2 Year Old: Interview With Creators About Viral Success (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.20.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

"Convos With My 2 Year Old" is the hottest new web series of 2013, and we really wanted to speak with the star - 2 year old Coco. Unfortunately, she...

The Important Vow I Made To Myself

Carol Orsborn | Posted 08.17.2013 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

It's first thing in the morning and I'm, once again, at the computer instead of meditating on the bank of the river that runs past our house.

Macs No More: After Edward Snowden, Time to Come to the Penguin

Nathan Schneider | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Nathan Schneider

The personal computer is political. The time for liberation has kind of come.

How Flickr Redesign Leaves Out the Photographers

Michael Stutz | Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology
Michael Stutz

My favorite social network vaporized overnight. It just disappeared. No, I'm not talking about MySpace -- I'm talking about what recently happened to Flickr, the photo-sharing site owned by Yahoo.

7 Trends in Global Internet Growth You Can't Afford to Ignore

Nataly Kelly | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

Eighty percent of the Top 10 global Internet properties -- including Facebook, Google, and Twitter -- are from companies headquartered in the United States. However, 81 percent of their combined web visitors hail from elsewhere

Dream Big

Lonette McKee | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices
Lonette McKee

After an almost 30 year career as a successful actor and performer, I became aware of a significant decline in the quality and quantity of work being offered when I hit my 40s.

Online Sales Tax Bill Passes Senate

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that woul...

Social Networks & Knowledge Society Examined at ASF 2013

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Social networks can and should contribute to knowledge-based societies in the Arab world but their users and the direction they take need closer inspe...

Equal Rights for All: It's Finally Time for Adopted People, Too

Adam Pertman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Adam Pertman

As our country has focused enormous attention in recent days on the rights of one minority, gay men and lesbians, we continue (alas) to give short-shrift to the decades-long effort to achieve equality for millions of people in another segment of our population: Americans who were adopted into their families.