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Month: November 2016

Web 2.0

Web 2.0

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 pervasive network connectivity and enhanced communication channels (Haughn, 2015). In other words, web 2.0 relates to the creation of user created and originated content. Social media is a prime example of this phenomena as well as videos that users post to YouTube. Web 2.0 is becoming a greater presence on the web as…

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Information Renaissance

Information Renaissance

Information is perhaps the one thing that individuals desire to acquire throughout their lifetime. The delivery of messages has been an evolutionary process since the creation of the semaphore flag system back in the 1800’s. Humans communicate, and in order for them to transmit information over distances, they must have a system to do so. The semaphore flag system was just the beginning of delivering information. Nowadays, individuals can access information easier than ever. With the creation of Google, Yahoo,…

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Plagiarism in the Work of a Scientist

Plagiarism in the Work of a Scientist

Plagiarism is an act that has the ability to drastically reduce the credibility of an individual, especially scientists. To plagiarize is to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own:  use (another’s production) without crediting the source (Merriam-Webster, n.d.). When scientists conduct research and then publish findings and other material, it is necessary for them to give credit where credit is due. If a publication or piece of work is original, then sourcing is not…

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CICS program in USA context

CICS program in USA context

CICS program in USA context The Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS), located in Muncie, IN of the United States is a growing program with a bright future ahead of itself. CICS has been around since 1986 and is continuing to grow on a yearly basis. The center, as it is commonly referred to, is a breeding grounds for creating professionals who have the ability to serve as a critical asset to companies who integrate business and technology. The…

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