Introduction to Web 2.0

Introduction to Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is something many people have never heard of and if they have they often don’t know exactly what it means. For myself and many millennials, we do not remember a time when web 2.0 did not exist. This means for us Web 2.0 is just simply the Internet.  According to WhatIs.com, “Web 2.0 is the current state of online technology as it compares to the early days of the Web, characterized by greater user interactivity and collaboration, more…

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The Information Renaissance

The Information Renaissance

The Information Renaissance is happening right now. The amount of information that is being created, collected, and used is growing everyday. Today we have more information than ever before. This information is coming from all sorts of places: refrigerators, cars, televisions, phones, tablets, computers, laptops, stores, and many more. This increase in information can be attributed to new technologies being released every day. The Internet of Things is a popular concept currently, this is given manufactures the incentive to make…

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Scientists and Plagiarism

Scientists and Plagiarism

Plagiarism is something I was not exposed to until high school. Before then I was never taught what it was or the negative effects it has. As for high school plagiarism became a part of almost every class. Teachers started to check where the students got their information, whether they cited correctly, or if students simply copy and pasted. Since high school my exposure to what plagiarism is has grown with each year. My definition of plagiarism is anything someone…

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Human Communication: Can There be a Single Theory?

Human Communication: Can There be a Single Theory?

“When you think about the world of communication in which you live, how would you characterize it? What aspects are most intriguing to you ?” stated Littlejohn. (p. 43) Every human will have a different outlook on human communication based on prior experiences, knowledge, and history. According to Merriam-Webster.com communication is “the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else.” All theories agree with the definition as it…

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