Confronting the Internet's Dark Side

Moral and Social Responsibility on the Free Highway

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Author: Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316352501

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Terrorism, cyberbullying, child pornography, hate speech, cybercrime: along with unprecedented advancements in productivity and engagement, the Internet has ushered in a space for violent, hateful, and antisocial behavior. How do we, as individuals and as a society, protect against dangerous expressions online? Confronting the Internet's Dark Side is the first book on social responsibility on the Internet. It aims to strike a balance between the free speech principle and the responsibilities of the individual, corporation, state, and the international community. This book brings a global perspective to the analysis of some of the most troubling uses of the Internet. It urges net users, ISPs, and liberal democracies to weigh freedom and security, finding the golden mean between unlimited license and moral responsibility. This judgment is necessary to uphold the very liberal democratic values that gave rise to the Internet and that are threatened by an unbridled use of technology.

Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design, Second Edition

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Author: Kim-Phuong L. Vu,Robert W. Proctor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439825955

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 794

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The Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design covers basic human factors issues relating to screen design, input devices, and information organization and processing, as well as addresses newer features which will become prominent in the next generation of Web technologies. These include multimodal interfaces, wireless capabilities, and agents that can improve convenience and usability. Written by leading researchers and/or practitioners in the field, this volume reflects the varied backgrounds and interests of individuals involved in all aspects of human factors and Web design and includes chapters on a full range of topics. Divided into 12 sections, this book covers: historical backgrounds and overviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) specific subfields of HFE issues involved in content preparation for the Web information search and interactive information agents designing for universal access and specific user populations the importance of incorporating usability evaluations in the design process task analysis, meaning analysis, and performance modeling specific Web applications in academic and industrial settings Web psychology and information security emerging technological developments and applications for the Web the costs and benefits of incorporating human factors for the Web and the state of current guidelines The Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design is intended for researchers and practitioners concerned with all aspects of Web design. It could also be used as a text for advanced courses in computer science, industrial engineering, and psychology.

Information Technology in Business

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Author: Amir Manzoor

Publisher: Amir Manzoor

ISBN: 1469991888

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 628

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Today's business is technology-driven. Information technology plays a key role in today's business environment. A great number of businesses, small and large, rely on computers and software to provide accurate information for effective management of their business and to perform successfully. Readers will learn how to use information technology in work environment. They will learn how to use common business software such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and Web browser software, and learn the current issues related to the impact of information technology on businesses. This book is suitable for undergraduate students, professionals, and anyone willing to build a solid foundation of the information technology skills needed at the workplace.

CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, 8th Edition (Exams 220-801 & 220-802)

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Author: Michael Meyers

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007179512X

Category: Computers

Page: 1200

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The bestselling CompTIA A+ reference and test preparation guide--fully revised for the new 2012 exam topics Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, the new edition of this trusted resource offers complete, up-to-date coverage of CompTIA A+ exams 220-801 and 220-802. You’ll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Prepare for the exams with confidence! McGraw-Hill is a Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner offering Authorized CompTIA Approved Quality Content to give you the competitive edge on exam day. This comprehensive guide also serves as an essential on-the-job reference after certification. Covers all exam objectives, including how to: Work with CPUs, RAM, BIOS settings, motherboards, power supplies, and other PC components Install, configure, and troubleshoot hard drives Manage input devices and removable media Install, upgrade, and troubleshoot Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 Troubleshoot all common PC problems Install video and multimedia cards Work with smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices Install and configure wired and wireless networks Connect to the Internet Protect your PC and your network Install, configure, and manage printers Work with virtualization technologies Understand safety and environmental issues Electronic content includes: Practice exams for 801 & 802 with hundreds of questions More than one hour of free video training from Mike Meyers A collection of Mike’s latest favorite shareware and freeware PC tools and utilities Adobe Digital Edition eBook—free download (subject to Adobe's system requirements)

Wer bin ich, wenn ich online bin...

und was macht mein Gehirn solange? - Wie das Internet unser Denken verändert

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Author: Nicholas Carr

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641080681

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Wie beeinflusst sie Körper und Geist? Heute schon gegoogelt? Im Durchschnitt sind die Deutschen etwa zweieinhalb Stunden täglich online. Neuesten Studien zufolge, so zeigt Bestsellerautor und IT-Experte Nicholas Carr, bewirkt bereits eine Onlinestunde am Tag erstaunliche neurologische Prägungen in unserem Gehirn. Wer das Internet nach Informationen, sozialen Kontakten oder Unterhaltung durchforstet, verwendet, anders als beim Buch- oder Zeitunglesen, einen Großteil seiner geistigen Energie auf die Beherrschung des Mediums selbst. Und macht sich um die Inhalte, buchstäblich, keinen Kopf. Die Folge: Im Internetzeitalter lesen wir oberflächlicher, lernen wir schlechter, erinnern wir uns schwächer denn je. Von den Anpassungsleistungen unseres Gehirns profitieren nicht wir, sondern die Konzerne, die mit Klickzahlen Kasse machen. In seinem neuen Buch verbindet Carr, zwanzig Jahre nach Entstehung des World Wide Web, seine medienkritische Bilanz mit einer erhellenden Zeitreise durch Philosophie-, Technologie- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte – von Sokrates’ Skepsis gegenüber der Schrift, dem Menschen als Uhrwerk und Nietzsches Schreibmaschine bis zum User als Gegenstand aktueller Debatten und Studien. Und er vermittelt – jenseits von vagem Kulturpessimismus – anhand greifbarer Untersuchungen und Experimente, wie das Internet unser Denken verändert.

The Aging Networks, 8th Edition

A Guide to Programs and Services

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Author: Kelly Niles-Yokum, PhD, MPA,Donna L. Wagner, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826196616

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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"The eighth edition of Aging Networks is particularly well-suited for use in the classroom, and can be used or adapted for a wide variety of disciplines including gerontology, social work, public health, public administration, nursing and other health professions... This small volume is not only an excellent learning tool, but also a ìmust-haveî handbook for aging professionals in many fields." --Noreen A. Shugrue Research Associate, University of Connecticut Center on Aging Farmington, CT Educational Gerontology As our population ages, the need for comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge about aging services in the United States becomes more and more crucial. This highly accessible and concise text about such resources provides students and practitioners of gerontologyóalong with all professionals whose work concerns the well-being of older adultsówith a current, detailed description and analysis of federal, state, local, and global programs and services for older people with or without cognitive, physical, and social needs. Thoroughly updated to encompass the new information available concerning later life, it reflects critical changes to legislation, health care, and current trends, and focuses on the strengths of older adults, their diversity, and the role our multilayered aging network plays in advocacy, community independence, and engagement. Commentary and critical thinking challenges from policymakers, program directors, and educators facilitate high-level thinking and independent analysis of the aging networks, past, present, and future. The eighth edition underscores recent policy changes and how these changes will impact the lives of older adults. "Perspectives" boxes throughout the text highlight complex themes addressed by experts, and "Critical Thinking" topics and questions encourage reflection and discussion. The new edition also describes initiatives that highlight best-practice approaches and model projects designed to facilitate positive change. Along with a vast amount of new and revised information reinforced with a variety of perspectives in historical and current contexts, the book features an international perspective highlighting the collaborative efforts driving many aspects of aging network programming. Additionally, the book focuses on the unique issues of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population along with programs designed to address them. NEW TO THE EIGHTH EDITION: Expert analyses and insights into complex themes Reflects reorganization of the aging network under the Administration for Community Living, and policy changes affecting practice International perspectives such as the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Cities Project Innovative and model projects and programs Expanded focus on issues unique to the LGBT population The influence of social determinants on older adults and the aging networks Caregiving issues Disaster and emergency preparedness Effects of economic downturn on the aging population Elder mistreatment Changes in employment and retirement patterns Supporting "aging in place" New and expanded educator's ancillary packet

Information Technology Law

The Law and Society

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Author: Andrew Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199548422

Category: Law

Page: 596

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The book will also be of interest to students of computer science, IT, IS etc.

Internet für Dummies

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Author: John R. Levine,Margaret Levine Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527638865

Category: Computers

Page: 410

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In der 12., ?berarbeiteten und aktualisierten Auflage des Bestsellers finden Sie alles, was Sie zum Internet-Einstieg brauchen: alle Informationen zum Internetzugang, dem Unterschied zwischen WWW, Usenet und anderen Diensten, Chatten, Bloggen, E-Mail, Internet-Telefonie, RSS-Feeds, Podcasting, sozialen Netzwerken und vielem mehr. Die Autoren zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie mit dem Windows Internet Explorer 8 und Google Chrome ins Internet kommen und wie Sie mit Windows Mail, dem Nachfolger von Outlook Express, E-Mails verschicken. Auch die Sicherheitsvorkehrungen f?r ein sorgloses Surfen, Antivirensoftware und Firewalls werden nicht vergessen.

Java The Complete Reference, 8th Edition

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Author: Herbert Schildt

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071606319

Category: Computers

Page: 1000

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The Definitive Java Programming Guide In Java: The Complete Reference, Eighth Edition, bestselling programming author Herb Schildt shows you everything you need to develop, compile, debug, and run Java programs. Updated for Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7), this comprehensive volume covers the entire Java language, including its syntax, keywords, and fundamental programming principles. You'll also find information on key elements of the Java API library. JavaBeans, servlets, applets, and Swing are examined and real-world examples demonstrate Java in action. In addition, new Java SE 7 features such as try-with-resources, strings in switch, type inference with the diamond operator, NIO.2, and the Fork/Join Framework are discussed in detail. Coverage includes: Data types and operators Control statements Classes and objects Constructors and methods Method overloading and overriding Interfaces and packages Inheritance Exception handling Generics Autoboxing Enumerations Annotations The try-with-resources statement Varargs Multithreading The I/O classes Networking The Collections Framework Applets and servlets JavaBeans AWT and Swing The Concurrent API Much, much more

News on the Internet

Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century

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Author: David Tewksbury,Jason Rittenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199939306

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Online news sites play an ever-pervasive role in the daily gathering and flow of political information. Media has always played an intermediary role in the way that citizens receive and process news, but, with the speed of information transmission, the segmentation of news sources, and the rise of citizen journalism, issues of authority, audience, and even the definition of "news" have shifted and become blurred. News on the Internet synthesizes research on developing and current patterns of online news provision with the literature on traditional, offline media to create a conceptual map for understanding the way that public affairs and news are presented and consumed on the internet. Tewksbury and Rittenberg look at the dual role of the internet as a source of authoritative news and as a vehicle for citizens in contemporary democracies to create and share political information. Throughout, they address the tension between the benefits of internet news provision, specifically increased citizen engagement, and the negative, perhaps counterintuitive, effects: the fragmentation of knowledge and polarization of opinion in contemporary democracies. News on the Internet focuses on these points of conflict and contradiction in the online news environment and offers conclusions and predictions for how these phenomena will develop in the future.

The Ultimate Guide to Selling Art Online

An Invaluable Artist Reference Edition

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Author: Marques Vickers

Publisher: Marquis Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 79

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The second edition of author Marques Vickers’ The Ultimate Guide To Selling Art Online is a concise reference source for artists enabling creative entrepreneurs to maximize the expanding sales capabilities of the Internet. This edition details important exposure strategies, existing and emerging sales opportunities and valuable promotional outlets. Over 500 useful reference websites are provided referencing art marketing, website design, sales and promotion outlets. This Ultimate Art Guide stresses the importance and urgency of cultivating a vibrant social media presence via active postings and participation with content, social networking and weblog websites. These activities supplement an artist website with videos, feedback capabilities and resources to cultivate new and return buyers. The book stresses the importance of personalization and an artist’s articulation of their creative vision. Practical advice and supplementary consulting sources are offered on every aspect of website design, effective promoting through media exposure, direct mail and the cultivation of a potential and existing client base to establish long-term sustainability. Concrete and instructive sales advice is provided on the most direct online sources available today for artists including online art galleries, eBay, Amazon and Etsy marketplace stores, auction houses, design industry outlets and barter exchanges. A chapter stresses alternative income sources including giclée reproductions and licensed art images. CONTENTS: What Art Selling Outlets Are Profiting By Online Sales The New Gallery Business Model For Selling Online Breaking Into The Art World’s Closed Circle Global Selling Opportunities Chapter #1 A Fresh Dependency and Integration of Social Media How to Personalize Social Media Follow-Up The Three Categories of Social Media Best Suited For Artists Chapter #2 An Artist’s Website Attractive Packaging Your Role in Creating The Design Concept Designing and Personalizing Your Own Website Evaluating Your Website Host Memorable Domain Name Clarity of Vision Make Your Site Simple to Navigate How The Cellular Phone and Tablets Affects Website Layouts Chapter #3 Drawing Traffic To Your Social Media Pages and Website Qualifying Your Website Viewers Search Engines and Indexes Where and How Often Should You Submit Your Website Pages Buying Traffic and Ad Words Programs Chapter #4 Cultivating Media Exposure and Email Marketing Strategies For Sending Out Press Releases Bulk Email Press Release Specific Media Submission Guidelines Direct Mail and Permission Based Email Selling Lists Chapter #5 Alternative Income Sources Giclée Print Technology Self-Publishing Licensing Opportunities Chapter #6 Who Buys Art? Online Art Gallery Sales Outlets Identifying Primary Buyer Groups Repeat Art Buyers Chapter #7 Selling Via eBay, Etsy and Amazon Marketplaces Chapter #8 Consigning and Selling Through Auction Houses The Process of Consigning Growing Role of Auction Houses Chapter #9 Barter Exchanges and Cashless Transactions Trading Fine Art Internet-based Barter Joining A Barter Exchange Reference Category Listings Art Industry Mailing Lists. Art Weblogs, Artist Website and Portfolio Services, Automated Social Media Marketing, Barter Trade Exchanges, Bulk Email Services, Content Community, Currency Converters, Digital and Video Imaging Software, Digital Encryption Technology, Domain Name Brokers, Domain Registration Services, E-Commerce Shopping Carts, Social Networking Websites, Fine Art Marketplace Websites (Painting, Drawings, Sculpture, Photography, Handcrafts, Fashion and Jewelry), Large Format Printing Research, News Media Search Engine Submission Sources, Pay Per Click Traffic, Press Release Services, Search Engines, Weblog Websites, Website Design Software, Hit Counters, Host Comparisons, Website Hosting, Translators and Troubleshooting.

Writing a Research Paper

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Author: Phyllis Goldenberg

Publisher: Ticknor & Fields

ISBN: 9780821507605

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Vor ihren Augen sahen sie Gott

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Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher: edition fünf

ISBN: 394237479X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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Florida 1928. In einer einzigen Nacht erzählt Janie ihrer besten Freundin Pheoby wie sie aufbrach, ein anderes Leben zu führen, den viel jüngeren Tea Cake traf, endlich das Glück fand, und was geschah, als der große Hurrikan kam ... Von ihrer Reise kehrt Janie als ein neuer Mensch zurück - und mit ihr alle, die ihre Geschichte hören. Der Klassiker aus den USA, zum 120. Geburtstag der Autorin neu übersetzt, gehört zu den schönsten, traurigsten und herzergreifendsten Liebesgeschichten, die je geschrieben wurden.

Group Work Leadership

An Introduction for Helpers

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Author: Robert K. Conyne

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483320812

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Group Work Leadership: An Introduction for Helpers presents an evidence-based approach to the theory and practice of group work. Renowned counselor, psychologist, and group work fellow Dr. Robert K. Conyne advances this unique and evolving service in a three-part, comprehensive overview of the skills necessary for trainees of counseling and other helping professionals to succeed in group settings. Section I covers the breadth and foundations of group work; best practice and ethical considerations; dynamics and processes in group work; and how groups tend to develop over time. Section II explores group work leadership styles, methods, techniques, and strategies, as well as both traditional and innovative group work theories. Section III examines the role of reflection in group practice, as well as selecting effective intervention strategies in various settings.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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The big switch

die Vernetzung der Welt von Edison bis Google

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Author: Nicholas G. Carr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783826655081

Category: Informationstechnik - Technische Innovation - Soziokultureller Wandel

Page: 314

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Nicholas Carr beschreibt in dieser deutschen Übersetzung des amerikanischen Bestsellers die nächste IT-Revolution und dass dadurch immense Folgen auf unsere Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zukommen werden. Dabei erläutert er detailliert die Entwicklung der Computerindustrie in den letzten Jahren sowie insbesondere entscheidende neue Technologien wie das Cloud Computing und dessen Auswirkungen auf traditionelle Firmen wie z.B. Microsoft und Dell.

Library and Information Science Annual

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Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781563086090

Category: Library science literature

Page: 308

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Answering the call for a standard of bibliographic control & a critical analysis of the literature of library & information science, the return of this annual will be hailed as a boon to the profession. The work features more than 400 in-depth, evaluative reviews of English-language library science monographs, reference books, & selected library & information science periodicals published in the United States, Canada, & Great Britain. In addition, a large section devoted to doctorial dissertations in Library & Information Studies (1988-1996) was compiled by Ken Haycock & Ann Curry, making this the most comprehensive guide for library science educators, students, researchers, & practitioners.