Information Renaissance: Are We Too Interconnected?

Information Renaissance: Are We Too Interconnected?

Today we are in a period of ‘information renaissance’ because of the technology we have available. Technology is constantly advancing and we are moving towards self-driving cars, smart cities, and smart homes. Information is prevalent on the world-wide web, and within a few minutes users can educate themselves on topics they knew nothing about a few minutes ago. And we have these devices at our finger tips with smart phones. With a smart phone, assuming one has cell service, you…

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The Web 2.0 Revolution

The Web 2.0 Revolution

Web 2.0 was the beginning of the end for certain companies like Netscape. Web 2.0 promoted a completely different feeling for how to use the internet. It made the internet a place where people could interact and use the internet as a great tool. The goal of web 2.0 was to make the web a more interactive place, and to enhance usability for users. These things were the revolution and built a lot of the platform for how we judge…

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CICS is Great, But Needs More Exposure

CICS is Great, But Needs More Exposure

What Ball State University and the Center for Information and Communication Sciences offers is a rare degree that combines two different aspects. CICS is lacking in exposure, but those in the region of Indiana and certain companies that know of CICS, such as Accenture, know what an experience it is. CICS graduates are all over the United States with Alumni in a large variety of positions. The master’s degree program is typically taken in 11 months or 2 years. With…

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Plagiarism; What are the consequences?

Plagiarism; What are the consequences?

According to Merriam Webster plagiarizing is, “To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own: use (another’s production) without crediting the source” or “to commit literary theft: present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source”. Plagiarism is an act that almost all people do not want to be accused of, and with newer technologies plagiarism checking is increasingly easy. Now the problem becomes if someone is caught plagiarizing what…

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