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Informing Practices & ICTs

So this week I read some intense articles. The first was Goggins and Mascaro’s¹ Context Matters: The Experience of Physical, Informational, and Cultural Distance in a Rural IT Firm… 467 more words


Evolve or Die: The Necessity of Innovation

Note: This post originally appeared on my blog for the course Social Informatics.

I’ll have to admit that the idea of innovation is not something that interests me. 1,267 more words


Community Trust and Crowdfunding

When I saw that the majority of this week’s readings themed around folksonomies, I was excited! I’m doing a presentation on folksonomy for my Digital Libraries course. 1,268 more words

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Is Web 3.0 Already Here?: A Question of Semantics

In the last article we read for class today, Matt Crosslin discussed the “future” of the Internet — Web 3.0, or the Semantic Web. This quote caught my attention: 1,484 more words

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Genderization of Wearable Technology

I asked my father for a Fitbit Surge on Christmas. I wanted something that would not only track my activity so that I could better log it on MyFitnessPal.com, but also something that would more accurately estimate calories burned via heart rate monitoring. 1,840 more words

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Information Accessibility & Upward Mobility

Technology can save the world! Can’t it?

The idea that technology is able to drastically change economical circumstances around the world is the running theme throughout the required readings for today. 788 more words

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Evolve or Die: Necessity of Innovation

I’ll have to admit that the idea of innovation is not something that interests me. I have never been suited for business and I am not the type of person who goes about trying to change things. 1,237 more words

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