Google and the Future: Large-Scale Video Display Screens

Google and the Future: Large-Scale Video Display Screens

Watching Tom Cruise's character in The Minority Report manipulate different screens is fascinating. This is one of the many examples of science ...

Prey 3D-Printed Lures Disrupt Fishing Tackle Industry

Prey 3D-Printed Lures Disrupt Fishing Tackle Industry

You might think that fishing and 3D printing have nothing in common. But Syracuse University graduate student, Kean Clifford, wants you to ...

Is Kim Kardashian a Mobile App Mastermind?

Is Kim Kardashian a Mobile App Mastermind?

Her free mobile app has already made millions. What about it has users (including my sister) hooked? Kim Kardashian’s mobile app is addicting. How ...

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5 Tips For a Great Presentation

In my short time here at the iSchool, I've given several presentations, and witnessed many more. Some people are top-notch speakers and ...

Professor’s Job Offer Revoked Over Tweets; Intellectual Freedom Fears Follow

Professor's Job Offer Revoked Over Tweets; Intellectual Freedom Fears Follow

Librarians take to Twitter using #Critlib to discuss the early termination of Steven Salaita and its impact on academic libraries. #Critlib is a ...

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| October 13, 2014

Data Roundup: Adam Sandler, Data Careers and Creatives, Breaches Galore

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Editor’s Note: Data Roundup is a regular feature on Information Space. Adam Sandler + Netflix: Data Points to Success Netflix continues to make business decisions and investments based on insights from their data. As Will Richmond writes in his post on LinkedIn, Netflix builds data collecting mechanisms into all of its core business processes. They’ve → Read More

| October 13, 2014

Ello: Newest Kid on the Social Media Block

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I became briefly acquainted with Ello last summer, while the firm was still operating stealthily. They were collecting email addresses for potential new members during their beta period, and so I dutifully entered my address and waited … and waited. At the time all I knew was that it existed. Fast forward a few weeks and the world → Read More

| October 12, 2014

Favorite Projects from the Future of StoryTelling Summit

Future of Storytelling over the New York skyline

Recently, I had the privilege of working at the Future of StoryTelling summit taking place at Staten Island’s beautiful Snug Harbor. FoST is a two-day conference dedicated to exploring the intersection of art and technology and examining the possibilities open to storytellers in today’s world. One feature of FoST is the Story Arcade, a gallery of → Read More

| October 10, 2014

Crowdsourced Metadata Games: A Primer

An image from the British Library's collections on www.metadatagames.org

The challenge: You have two minutes to educate a Stupid Robot by describing the picture below as precisely as possible. The catch: you can only list one word of any given length from 4-10 letters, and the robot will reject words it already knows. Therefore, you must be accurate, creative, and specific all at once. If, → Read More

| October 10, 2014

Slack: A Collaboration Tool You Should Know About

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Take a look at your email inbox. Does it make your head hurt? How would you feel if you could cut that clutter in half? Well, Stewart Butterfield definitely had a headache from his mail app, so he created Slack. (He also created photo-sharing social network Flickr many years back) How It Works This collaboration tool is meant to change → Read More

| October 9, 2014

Technology Detox: 4 Steps To De-Stress

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If you’re a college student, regardless of major, odds are that you spend a lot of your valuable time on the computer: researching, writing, coding, calculating … and stalking your friends on Facebook. As an Information Management and Technology major at the iSchool, I spend so much of my time in front of a screen → Read More

| October 8, 2014

Libraries without Borders: Passing On Valuable Resources

Little girl against a blue wall, holding a book open to the camera.

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a series of posts on the Libraries without Borders organization.   Since the dawn of the digital age, people have begun to view books differently. Books were the primary source of transmitting information before the internet, and now that the internet is so functional, some have begun to → Read More

| October 7, 2014

Retail Roadtrip: An Inside Look at Digital Retail Companies

Students on the Retail Roadtrip pose in front of Macy's in NYC

Forty-four Syracuse University students recently went on a unique immersion when  The iSchool and the Whitman School of Management’s Retail Management Program collaborated to present the Retail Roadtrip. The road trip is an overnight field trip for students to explore the intersection of retail and technology. Students had the opportunity to visit big names in retail, → Read More

| October 7, 2014

Do We Really Need Disappearing Posts on Facebook?

a hand using an eraser on the Facebook logo

If you have followed Facebook’s improvements over the last couple years, you will notice a distinctive trend: Facebook takes successful techniques on other social networks and integrates them into their site.  As I have previously written about on InfoSpace, Facebook has integrated trending topics, hashtags, and verified pages for celebrities and important public figures. Those three → Read More

| October 6, 2014

What New iOS and Android Security Features Mean for You

iPad passcode screen and iPhone with secure email messages

Recently, Apple released their newest update to iOS, the mobile operating system that powers iPhones and iPads. At the same time they made one very important announcement – from now on, all iOS devices would be fully encrypted with a key based on the user’s passcode. This means that it is now technically impossible for Apple to unlock → Read More