I Hope Google Isn’t Making Me Stupid…

After reading “Is Google Making Us Stupid” by Nicholas Carr, I began to wonder if my use of the Internet has had any effects on the way that I think and on the way that I read. Carr mentions in the article that when we read online, “we tend to become “mere decoders of information.”

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A Bird’s Eye View

As Carly has mentioned in her group update, this past Friday our group had the wonderful opportunity of going on four rooftops around campus in order to recreate some of our “then” pictures. Although we only needed one photo from each of the roofs, in total all of us together took over 200 pictures from

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What Then & Now has been up to…

So since we have the short presentation tomorrow, I wanted to just share we have been working on! We have been uploading our pairs of Then & Now photos to the website. Our thumbnails are side by side now, to make it easier to see the changes over time. As we have been uploading the

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WP Plugins

Just thought I’d share two awesome plugins that the Then & Now group is using in addition to the ones that came with WordPress. 1. Disable Comments Version 1.0.3 by Samir Shah -Allows administrators to globally disable comments on their site. Comments can be disabled according to post type. 2. ReOrder Post Within Categories Version 1.1.6 by Aurélien

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Digital Identity Lessons

The three articles I read were: http://caitlinpringlemurphy.com/, Writer Evan Ratliff Tried to Vanish: Here’s What Happened,http://www.wired.com/vanish/2009/11/ff_vanish2/, and Controlling Your Public Appearance  http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/archives/2007/09/07/controlling_you.html. Five lessons I took away from them were: Have a variety of online versions of yourself. From looking at Caitlin Murphy’s digital resume/e-portfolio, I noticed how she didn’t just focus on one skill set. She has her video editing,

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Oodles of Wikipedia Edits

The Wikipedia pages I looked at were two different pages for the “designer” dogs, the Cockapoo and Schnoodle since these are the dogs I have back home. Angel is my Cockapoo and Indy is my Schnoodle. What I found was the Cockapoo wiki has been around longer (made in 2004) than the Schnoodle wiki (made

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Then & Now Group Update/Advertising

Our group met yesterday afternoon to finish up the revised contract and figure out how to redistribute the work evenly since we spent Tuesday’s class going through all of our collected “then” pictures and picking our final ones. We also finalized how we are going to do our metadata and how the pairs of pictures

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Then & Now Group Update!

We’ve met three times now and met with Carolyn Parsons (although I had class, but everyone else went) and we have a great hold on what we are actually doing now! We also finished our draft contract which is awesome! We decided to keep our project strictly to the UMW Fredericksburg campus and we have

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Timelines Are More Fun Than Maps

Although both making the timeline and the map were pretty straightforward thanks to Timeline JS and Spreadsheet Mapper v3.1, I definitely enjoyed making the timeline more than the map.  The only problem I ran into with the timeline was the dates. It wouldn’t let me have “Fall 2009″ or “September 2005″ so I had to

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