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   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
25 février 2011 5 25 /02 /février /2011 22:27

At its verty start, the free online encyclopedia

was called "Nupedia"...

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23 février 2011 3 23 /02 /février /2011 18:17

You will find effective tricks for a better search, Google tools specific to education and also tips  telling you how to use online tools such as gmail, googledocs better :

http://www.teachhub.com/storage/previews/167x400/storage/4af9812f587cd_80988.jpg

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16 février 2011 3 16 /02 /février /2011 11:01

Are you looking for one specific TV show ?

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/4/1/6/3/12422421531787809556Flags_of_the_United_States_and_the_United_Kingdom.svg.thumb.png

The following webpages might be of some help when searching for British or American TV programmes and series...

TV series created for audiences in the entire United States :

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/r/F/4/P/9/A/plasma-tv-th.png   http://idata.over-blog.com/2/06/12/22/us_flag_map_T.gif

(TV series showed only in one or several American states are not displayed on this webpage)  ; a separate list contains the ones showed in Puerto Rico.

The webpage below lists British television programmes :

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/5/e/f/1/11954329751072775270Machovka_remote_control.svg.thumb.png http://www.clker.com/cliparts/B/h/t/Z/p/u/united-kingdom-flag-th.png

there, not only can you find British TV series but also soap operas, mockumentaries (= mocking documentaries), dramas, situation comedies etc...

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15 février 2011 2 15 /02 /février /2011 18:13

Advice on how to act on the net

 

Beware... "Emily Postnews, foremost authority on proper net behaviour" is not the serious kind of ICT Agony Aunt !!

manuscript-featherpenClick on the manuscript to read the ironical suggestions by Emily Postnews

 

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20 janvier 2011 4 20 /01 /janvier /2011 17:54

"Wikipleadia - The promise and perils of crowdsourcing content"

This article   from 'The Economist'...

http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/Sports_and_Recreation__Entertainment_and_Hobbies/thumb_newspaper.png http://www.economist.com/sites/all/themes/econfinal/images/the-economist-logo.gif... deals  with  the   charges of  elitism the free online  encyclopedia has to face... and other troubles !

[User-generated content from the San Francisco print edition - January 13, 2011]

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30 décembre 2010 4 30 /12 /décembre /2010 17:29

The astounding growth of the Internet

in the last decade

There were 361 million Internet users throughout the world, in 2000 : this corresponds to two thirds of  today's Facebook users... but today, there are also more than 5 times as many Internet users (as there were in 2000) :

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1151/5104240707_f1513849a2_o.png⇑  CLICK on the 3 illustrations to get the full-size charts ⇓

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1162/5104237195_816f1e32d5_o.pngAbove and on the pie-chart below you can visualise how the Internet  growth distributed through the various countries and areas of the world.

internet-pie-chart.png- still in progress -

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16 novembre 2010 2 16 /11 /novembre /2010 22:43

Facebook is one of the many social networks...

"Someone I  haven’t seen in decades just posted a snapshot of me

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/03/15/magazine/15wwln-lede.graphic.190.jpg

on Facebook : there I am at 16, dressed in an unfortunate cowl-neck sweater, my hair cut to resemble a Semitic cotton ball. William Faulkner, I suspect, would love it — Facebook, after all, is the best evidence yet of the undead past. Ever since I signed up a couple of months ago, I have felt thrust into a perpetual episode of “This Is Your Life” (complete with commercials). “Friends” from nursery school have resurfaced [...]  I have reconnected with the brother of a friend who was killed; rediscovered college chums and colleagues from my early days in New York. I am by turns amused, touched and horrified by these gentle breezes and icy blasts from the past.[...]"

The Way We Live Now - Growing up on Facebook

by Peggy Orenstein (March 10, 2009) -  from The New York Times (Magazine)

   the New York Times article  

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15 novembre 2010 1 15 /11 /novembre /2010 12:03

What are social media ?

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/c/6/6/6/11949837811166965397jabbear_01.svg.thumb.png

They create social networks aiming at helping people connect and communicate. How do they work ? The video clip below explains it... in  plain English :

 

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6 novembre 2010 6 06 /11 /novembre /2010 12:51
http://www.clker.com/cliparts/9/5/f/7/11949857701951238442p2p_nicu_buculei_01.svg.thumb.png
  "Social media blues" 
is a parody created by Scott Rodger

As for its music (and the -non- graphics of the video !)... it's not that sophisticated, for sure ! But it's rather funny ;o)

Listen to the song, then  list all the internet  systems  and  social  media  you hear in the song : there are... 10 !  Do  you  use  any  of  them ? Which ones, and what for ?                                                              You will also hear computer or internet-related words : match the definitions below with the words they define (in the song) :

wireless fidelity system = ...................................... 

when you're connected, you're .... =.............................................. 

indicated as incorrect online = ............................................

a computer expert/enthusiast = .................................................

acronym indicating you're having fun = ............................................. 

recent web system = .............................................. 

modern sort of letter = ...............................................

someone   intelligent, but   obsessed   with   non-social   pursuits   (computer,...)  = .........................................

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19 octobre 2010 2 19 /10 /octobre /2010 14:41

You've already got 2 articles on colours (October  11  and  12 )

with vocabulary and idioms mindmaps.

 

I've just found a poster visualising the colours of the main internet brands :

click on the illustration to get it full-size.

http://www.coolinfographics.com/storage/post-images/most-powerful-web-colors.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1284601050759

Quite an unusual way of analysing names... don't you think ?!

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